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🎉 🥂 Dream Come True for West Ave’s Newest Business Owner

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   The Bronzed Beauty Lounge officially opened on West Ave in Downtown Kannapolis on Saturday, Feb 25th! This elevated salon provides luxury services including custom spray tans, facials, and lash extensions. Gigi Palacios is the owner and is an expert spray tan artist, practicing for over five years and LOVING EVERY SECOND. She said, “Opening The Bronzed Beauty Lounge is such a dream come true.” Previously, Gigi worked in the Beauty Bar at Maven Salon for three years before deciding she was ready to go out on her own. She originally looked for space in Charlotte,...

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Down South on Main Is “Two Sweet” to Miss

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   This winner of multiple Independent Tribune Best of Cabarrus County awards is helping make Downtown Mount Pleasant a must visit destination in Cabarrus County. The popular home décor shop, Down South on Main, is celebrating its two-year anniversary this weekend with a party you “donut want to miss!” Owner Melissa Lemmond and her employees (who are more like family) make this store a place that is warm, inviting, and full of laughter. Melissa grew up in Cabarrus County and went to Mount Pleasant High School where she met her husband Jeff, and the pair live...

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👚💪👛 Local Entrepreneur Blazing Her Own Trail

If you haven’t heard of at least one of Ashton Pollack’s businesses, you must still be in quarantine! This entrepreneur is literally everywhere and blazing a trail wherever she goes. An entrepreneur can be defined as someone who “takes on most of the risk and initiative for their new business and is often seen as a visionary or innovator.” Meet Ashton “Ash” Pollock, a female U.S. Marine Corps veteran and entrepreneur whose vision and innovation have led to a portfolio of projects that clearly requires her Marine training to keep it all going. You may have first heard of her as last year’s winner...

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🍿 These Local Businesses Are Poppin’! 🍿

Decadence Popcorn’s custom Popcorn Pop (left) is perfect for engagement parties. Tastebuds Popcorn makes custom orders with unique flavors like this blueberry cheesecake combo for Panther Pop (right). January 19th is #NationalPopcornDay. This time-honored snack has a crunch we all love to enjoy, and its POPularity is only increasing with the introduction of new variations, flavors, and dedicated shops. To celebrate this fun day, pop into one of these local stores to grab this sweet or savory snack this week and tell them the Cabarrus Weekly sent you! Tastebuds Popcorn (Concord) Offering FREE...

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💵 Want to Take Your Side Hustle to Market?

    The Retail Lab Pop Up Store in Downtown Concord Features Products from Graduates of the Retail Lab Boot Camp. 🧼 Meet Nicole Fodeke, a Retail Lab graduate and small business owner of Be Handmade Natural Soaps, which are made in small batches using the cold process method. She has been gaining knowledge about branding and marketing, e-commerce, as well as point-of-sale, and inventory through the Retail Lab Boot Camp. What is the Retail Lab? The program includes an application-based, six-week immersive Boot Camp held at the Cabarrus Center, followed by an opportunity for new retailers...

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