Decorating Den Interiors


Decorating Den Interiors

The Kozar Design Team

In this issue of Everything Knoxville, it is our distinct pleasure to feature award-winning residential and commercial interior designer, Sandy Kozar, owner of Decorating Den Interiors.  Sandy and her multi-talented design group have been featured on HGTV as a Pro Network Designer, Best of Houzz in 2016 and 2017 for customer service, and Dream Room Winner.  Well known and respected throughout the Greater Knoxville area for her creative planning and design of both residential and commercial spaces, Sandy’s designs are featured in the popular “The Kitchen Bible” book by Barbara Ballinger, now in its second printing, as well as in several Knoxville Parade of Homes entries.

Sandy’s commitment to each client is to transform the conventional design process into an enjoyable one, while at the same time offering outstanding quality and close attention to detail while remaining within each client’s budget.

EK: Sandy, what would you say sets you and your design team apart from your peers?

Sandy: We are a degreed professional design team with both the education and experience required to design beautiful and functional spaces for our clients.  We typically do not sell design hours, focusing instead on the products and services each client desires in order to provide them with the greatest impact for their individual budget.  This unique approach allows us to spend the time necessary to design a complete and beautiful design for our clients and not be focused on the clock.  Because we are part of an established and well respected international franchise, we can offer our clients the largest selection of case goods, upholstery, custom window treatments, accessories, art, and more in Knoxville, with access to more than 200 vendors nationally and internationally. We provide good, better, best, and even luxury lines for our clients alongside all of the latest trends for today’s lifestyles.  Clients also appreciate that we offer a complimentary consultation to all new clients, which is a great opportunity to discover a little bit more about how we work.

EK: What is included in your complimentary consultation?

Sandy: We tour the home with the homeowners and conduct a detailed question and answer period in order to understand what the client is looking for and considerations to include in the recommended design of their home.  We like to know their personality, their needs, their likes, and dislikes so we can custom create their design to be one-of-a-kind and unique for them.  We also help establish the homeowner’s budget to determine the project’s scope, after which we schedule the design appointment and start making the magic happen for the client.

EK: How long does it take for the magic, as you have described it, to happen?

Sandy: If you truly want a beautiful room, it takes time, but it’s always worth the wait.  After the initial consultation, it takes five to 10 business days to present a complete design to the homeowners. Our comprehensive design plans include three-dimensional space plans, renderings, and elevations, as well as finish and fabric samples, customized for each project.  Once the client makes a decision, we then order the selections.  The furniture, window treatments, and other custom products generally require a six to eight week lead time.  Then we install it all in one day, just like you see on HGTV.  We find that revealing the transformation this way really makes a statement.   

EK: You recently began a Discover Series feature in Everything Knoxville. Tell our readers what you hope to achieve with this new series.

Sandy: We are really excited about this new Discover Series that we feature each month in Everything Knoxville.  Each month we focus on a different interior design topic and then delve into a variety of recommendations related to the subject that we trust your readers will find both helpful and inspiring. Actually, we launch each monthly topic in Everything Knoxville and continue with helpful email tips throughout the month, as well as host an interactive workshop on the third Thursday of the month. This month our topic is “Outdoor Living,” with the interactive workshop scheduled for 10:30 am on Thursday, April 20th .  If you would like to attend, we ask you to RSVP today, as space is limited.  You can call our Design Studio at 865-982-6368 or email us at skozar@decoratingden.com. We always have a fun interactive quiz, light refreshments, and fun and easy tips you can try at home yourself.

EK: What topics do you plan on covering in your Discover Series in the future?

Sandy: Our topic for April is “Outdoor Living.”  We will also be exploring “Dining Rooms” and more in the coming months.

EK: Share with our readers how they can benefit from your Discover Series.

Sandy: Our Discover Series is actually reader directed. While we suggest monthly topics, our readers direct our monthly narrative by asking questions. Our responses to their questions will hopefully help all of your readers.

EK: If you don’t mind, give us an example.

Sandy: Gladly. Here are a few questions submitted and our responses to our “Outdoor Living” feature for April.

Reader: I like the look of upholstered outdoor furniture, but won’t the fabric mildew and fade?

Response: Not necessarily. There are a variety of specially designed furniture and fabrics just for outdoor applications.  Outdoor fabrics like Sunbrella®, which are perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces, resist stains, sun fading, and rain. This means far less maintenance and more family fun in the sun this season.

Reader: I already have outdoor furniture, but my patio feels incomplete.  How can I create more of a balanced feel?

Response: Rugs are a wonderful way to ground and balance any space, whether indoors or out.  Many of our lines have beautiful heavy duty rugs that are made for outdoors that dry fast and resist fading.  Remember to get an outdoor rug pad so there is ventilation under the rug for maximum efficiency and longevity.

Reader: My family and I love our outdoor living spaces. How can I give our outdoor spaces more of a homelike feel?

Response: Adding accessories and accents like mirrors and lamps really help add that final touch to outdoor spaces.  Some of our favorite recommendations are to reflect the light in darker corners with a starburst mirror or showcase that perfect view with tall plants.  Many of our clients also have outdoor kitchens and TVs, allowing them to spend as much quality family time out-of-doors as possible.

Reader: Our family likes to eat outdoors, but the angle of the sun shines right into our eyes. Any suggestions?

Response: Blocking the intense rays of the sun at certain times of day can make a huge impact on the comfort of a space.  Outdoor window treatments add a great layer of coziness, as well as control over the sun during certain times of the day.  Whether full length Sunbrella® drapery panels or woven shades from Hunter Douglas®, window coverings are the perfect touch to add to outdoor living and the perfect solution to the glaring sun.

EK: I know our readers will continue to look forward to your continuing Discover Series feature in future issues. In closing, is there anything you would like to add?

Sandy: As the days are getting warmer, and with families anxious to begin enjoying their home’s outdoor living spaces more, we would like to offer your readers a 20% discount on select outdoor furniture and accessories, good through April 30th.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients for both their past encouragement and support.

Sandy Kozar & The Kozar Design Team
Interior Design Professionals
865.982.6368
www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com

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The Design Makes the Difference


The Design Makes the Difference

By Heath Myrick, Owner of Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting-Knoxville

The right landscape lighting design can turn your house into a showcase just as quickly as poor lighting design will reduce it to little more than an eyesore. Curb appeal isn’t just for daylight hours. If you spend your entire landscaping budget on plants and flowers, you only have curb appeal for half the time! Good landscape lighting design should draw attention to the architectural details you fell in love with when you purchased your home and highlight features in your landscape design, bringing beauty and drama to your yard, all while increasing the value of your home.

Think of your home’s lighting as a nightscape. A nightscape is like painting with light to show the beauty of your home. Quite often this could show off features that aren’t as prominent during the day but are captivating at night – as if revealing your home’s secrets. Lighting your home correctly will create two separate and beautiful landscapes – one a dayscape and the other your nightscape, each with their own character.

Every home has its own personality and unique features. A landscape lighting designer can show you how to highlight and help you decide which approach to take in your landscape lighting design. A minimalist design uses landscape lights to highlight your house and walkways in an understated way, whereas a statement approach uses more lights to highlight features with a dramatic effect. A balanced approach shows off the symmetry in the house or plantings. If you are mainly concerned with safety, you could take a safety approach and focus only on landscape lights for security. Many people choose a more natural approach that uses landscape lighting to emulate the way the moonlight dances through the trees. A professional landscape lighting designer can help you see which approach would work best for your nightscape.

If you’re considering outdoor lighting, I invite you to discover why Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting is East Tennessee’s first choice in exterior lighting. Call 865-484-4011 today or visit us at www.lighthouse-lights.com.

Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Knoxville
11519 Kingston Pike, Suite 156
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.484.4011
www.lighthouse-lights.com/knoxville

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Amish Excellence


Amish Excellence

Celebrating One Year in Business

By Angie Carroll, Owner of Amish Excellence

This April we celebrate Amish Excellence’s first year in business.  It’s been a whirlwind, roller coaster ride with success exceeding our wildest expectations, for which we thank each and every one of you for both your support and encouragement.

During the entire month of April, we will be celebrating our one year anniversary, which will include unadvertised sales throughout the store.  Look for our tax-free weekend savings special, new homeowner discounts, and many other opportunities to save during April.

We also have other surprises for you as well, including an introduction of fabric and leather upholstered chairs and sofas from the very same Amish craftsmen that create all of our other fine furniture.  I guarantee you that you’re going to love one of the new upholstery fabrics that everyone is so excited about: Crypton.

If you’re looking for a quality look, feel, and durability in a fabric, then Crypton is for you.  Many upholstery fabrics are surface treated for dirt and stain resistance, but Crypton is totally different.  Crypton is the ultimate performance fabric with protection built into every fiber – and it’s not just surface protected.  Crypton is a textile solution offering stain, moisture, bacteria, and odor-resistant protection, so it won’t wear away.  What good is a beautiful living room if you can’t live in it?

Soft, durable, and stain, odor, and abrasion resistant, Crypton is available in a wide array of textures and vibrant colors.  Backed by more than 20 years of expertise in performance technology, Crypton home upholstery fabrics stay beautiful, last longer, and give you the freedom to enjoy life by making memories, not cleaning up after them.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday and Friday, April 27th and 28th, when Amish Excellence hosts some very special guests, Robert Yoder and Wyman Miller, two of our Amish craftsmen from Apple Creek, Ohio.  Both men and their wives will be available to greet guests and describe their passion for creating these incredibly fine furniture pieces, as well as to answer any questions you may have.

So please accept our invitation to join us during our month-long anniversary celebration and to take advantage of some incredible savings as our way of saying thank you to each and every one of you.

Dedicated to Things that Last.  God, Family, Integrity, Thrift, and Simplicity.

Amish Excellence
613 N. Campbell Station Road
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.392.6000
www.amishexcellence.com

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Knoxville Marble Polish


Knoxville Marble Polish

Your Premium Stone Care Connection

By Julie Murrell

Although the timeless elegance and lasting durability of natural stone surfaces has made them the perfect choice for use throughout many homes and commercial spaces for centuries, twenty-three years ago, when I married Bob, I knew nothing about stone. Bob, on the other hand, had been working for many years for his father’s family business, which was one of the largest suppliers of machines and chemicals to the U.S. natural stone industry.  I could have never imagined the adventures we would share as we traveled around the world studying natural stone restoration from master craftsmen.

A lot has been learned over the many years, miles, and square feet of stone that Bob and I have journeyed together. Every restoration project has added its own valuable lesson. I will never forget the very first of the many marble restoration projects that Bob took me on when we were newlyweds. It was in an amazingly appointed motor-coach. We restored the badly etched and worn marble corridor and kitchen floor of a million dollar tour bus. It was a tight squeeze with many lessons learned, but it was awesome to put the shine back on the tiles and a smile on the owner’s face.

I continued to travel with him as he taught. The international trade shows were my favorite trips. My knowledge and skills were growing, and I felt a desire to provide a marble restoration solution for Knoxville. I wanted to design a system to educate homeowners and their housekeepers on how to properly care for and maintain the beauty of the investments they had made when they chose natural stone and to provide restoration services for worn, scratched, etched, and stained natural stone surfaces.

Today, with my oldest daughter, Logan, also educated in the school of rock, I now have a dependable assistant and the drive to grow that desire into a business. Together with Bob’s continued support, expertise, and consultation, Logan and I provide our clients with the highest quality of restoration services. Knoxville Marble Polish provides restoration and maintenance solutions for marble, granite, slate, travertine, limestone, and terrazzo surfaces. From a full grind restoration to a final polish and everything in between, we have solutions for your particular indoor/outdoor natural stone issues. We are a family business passionate about preservation/restoration of all-natural stone installations. Visit our website at www.KnoxvilleMarblePolish.com or give us a call at 865-689-4030 to learn more about how our experience and expertise can benefit you.

Knoxville Marble Polish
865.689.4030
www.KnoxvilleMarblePolish.com

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Garage Flooring: Make Sure It’s Durable


Garage Flooring: Make Sure It’s Durable

Garage remodeling is currently the fastest-growing segment of the home-improvement industry.  It’s a separate room – and often the largest room in the house – that is not only a place to park a car, but can be used for various purposes: A workshop, warehouse, kids’ toy storage, or simply a place to hangout.

To give a garage a finished look and make it a more user-friendly space that’s easy to clean, renovations usually include a floor coating.  While there are a few flooring options, the decision usually comes down to a choice between a standard epoxy or PremierOne’s polyurea coating, developed and installed by PremierGarage.

Do-it-yourself epoxy kits are widely available and easy to work with. The down side is many things can go wrong while applying the coating. The epoxy may not set properly or have a weak bond to the concrete, and it takes a long time for the epoxy to dry and bond to the floor. And while the cost of epoxy is initially less expensive, epoxy also quickly delaminates when a vehicle’s hot tires bond to the surface and peels it away from the concrete.

“There have been many improvements in coating technology during the past 20 years, and the preferred garage flooring is our polyurea coating,” explained Brain Falls, co-owner of PremierGarage of Knoxville.  “Polyurea is a hard wearing coating that’s widely specified in commercial settings where failure is not an option and floors are designed to last the test of time.”

For the longest lasting concrete floor coating in the market, company technicians diamond-grind the floor to the ideal surface condition to achieve a permanent chemical bond. Other primary benefits of PremierGarage’s professionally installed flooring coating over epoxy is:

  • Superior finish that cures two times harder, eliminating unsightly marks, peeling, or blistering from hot tires and abrasions
  • Chemical, UV, stain, and slip-resistant
  • Commercial-grade product that is guaranteed for 10 years
  • Easy to clean

Available in a variety of colors, the flooring system is also perfect for concrete flooring in basements, front porches, and retail stores.

Call PremierGarage and discover the affordability of transforming your garage floor.  Home really does begin in the garage!

PremierGarage
865-947-8686
www.PremierGarage.com/knoxville

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Tennessee Pottery Festival


Tennessee Pottery Festival

By Logan Hull, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Director of Special Events and Rentals

In its inaugural year, the Tennessee Pottery Festival is set for Saturday, May 6, in Townsend, Tennessee.  Located at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, this festival is to become a yearly tradition with approximately 15 renowned potters sharing their clay art and craft this year, and it will continue to grow each year.  This event will give pottery collectors a chance to meet the artists and purchase pieces to take home.  The selected potters for 2017 have been recommended by their peers, but the organizers plan on creating a jury for applicants for future years.

This festival was created to showcase the many different styles and varieties of handmade clay art and help support the art community by giving them an outlet to sell their goods.  The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) and is located outside the Heritage Center in the Historic Village. Admission is $5 for adults (GSMHC members and non-members), and children 5 and under are free.

Featured artist, Joe Frank McKee, will hold demonstrations throughout the day.  McKee is the co-owner of the Treehouse Pottery studio in Dillsboro, NC, and the co-founder of the Western North Carolina pottery festival held in November each year.  There will also be hourly pottery giveaways for visitors.

A collection of the nation’s finest potters from New York, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee will display and sell their art for a wide range of prices.  This is a perfect time to learn from and discuss different styles and forms of pottery with the expert potters. With the unique backdrop of the Heritage Center, the equally unique pieces of art are sure to delight shoppers. 

Many different styles of pottery will be showcased and available for purchase, including wheel thrown, functional stoneware, clay sculpture, horsehair, earthenware, and Raku. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center would also like to welcome visitors to view a new collection of Pottery Artifacts.  Discovered in Blount County, this collection was created between the Woodland and Mississippian time periods.  These Native American pieces were created and used approximately from 1600 BC until 1000 BC.

The Blount County Fire Department will be onsite cooking their “Cast Iron” lunch of mixed greens, pinto beans, cornbread, and cobbler for a donation of $10, which supports their “Coats for the Community” fundraiser.  Live music will also be on hand in the Historic Village by local Maryville College students, Maddie Carpenter and Jordan McCullough.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Richard and Joni Maples, Cades Cove Cellars, and our media sponsor, The Daily Times. For more information, visit www.TennesseePotteryFestival.com or www.GSMHeritageCenter.org.

Tennessee Pottery Festival
123 Cromwell Drive
Townsend, TN 37882
865.448.0044
www.TennesseePotteryFestival.com

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Gallery on Main Presents “Arts and Crafts Around the Park”


Gallery on Main Presents “Arts and Crafts Around the Park”

Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater and the dozens of local and regional artists it features invite you to attend a very special event, “Arts and Crafts Around the Park,” on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, from 9 am to dusk each day. This year’s event will be held at downtown Sweetwater’s Circle Park in front of the train car.

Arts and Crafts Around the Park will feature both the arts and crafts from artists and crafters from throughout East Tennessee. You will discover a wide assortment of paintings, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, fabric art, and so much more on display and for purchase. In addition, Gallery on Main will be open for you to explore the arts and crafts of all of our resident artists and crafters.

While you’re visiting historic downtown Sweetwater, be sure to visit our in-gallery Tsali Notch wine tasting area featuring the wines and products produced from the Muscadine, “America’s wild grape,” right here at Monroe County’s very own Tsali Notch Vineyard. You are also encouraged to visit downtown Sweetwater’s many other shops and restaurants and to make a day of it while enjoying spring in Tennessee.

Art and craft lover or novice, everyone is invited to attend this family friendly event. Rain dates for the event are Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6. See you at Circle Park!

Gallery on Main
109 Morris Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.7400

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Pricing is More of an Art


Pricing is More of an Art
By Tom Irmen

Few entrepreneurial responsibilities faced by small business owners are more challenging than establishing prices for your company’s products and services. For many entrepreneurs, it’s a shot in the dark. Others may rely on competitive price comparisons within their marketplace, or perhaps your franchise or dealer network provide pricing recommendations. Regardless of how you arrive at your company’s pricing structure, pricing should be regarded as both a short- and long-term strategy designed to be a driver of both sales and high margin profitability.

Here are some important points to keep in mind when establishing your pricing strategy:

  • Being busy does not equate to being profitable.
  • Closing on 100% of your proposals likely means that your prices are far too low.
  • Price gouging will likely only attract additional competitors into your marketplace, which will result in lower overall marketplace prices.
  • Customers typically do not view pricing the same way as entrepreneurs. If the perceived value the customer receives from your products and services far exceeds their actual cost of the product, your price is likely too low.

Pricing is more of an art than a science, and many of us lack the prerequisite skills or experience needed to create a comprehensive pricing strategy. Regardless, the responsibility is yours.
Familiarize yourself not only with your competitors’ pricing but, more importantly, the perceived value they offer customers. Don’t rely entirely on the pricing models provided by a franchise or dealer who may be unfamiliar with your local marketplace. And don’t use pricing as the only tool to secure each and every proposal.

Every interaction with a potential customer provides the perfect opportunity to access your company’s value proposition. Are you viewed merely as a commodity or as a company whose extra services are perceived as extremely valuable, perhaps even indispensable, to a client? It is absolutely imperative that you clearly articulate to every potential customer the real value of the services or products that you offer if you are to succeed. Customers will select the company with the higher actual price, provided that the perceived value they receive is greater.

And one final thing. An estimated 20% to 30% of all customers are low price shoppers. Avoid them. This is the commodity marketplace that will leave you broke.

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CertaPro Painters of East TN


Experience Award-Winning Results from Award-Winning Painters

Few home updating projects can transform your home’s interior and exterior surfaces faster and more cost effectively than painting. With literally thousands of colors to select from, you’re guaranteed to discover colors for your every mood, every space, and every project in your home or business.

While important, selecting a paint brand, paint type, and colors take a backseat to the selection of a painter. The entire outcome of your project rests on the selection of a painter. So how do you know if your choice of a painter is the right choice?

In this month’s issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to feature CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee. Delivering award-winning results to each of their residential and commercial customers, CertaPro is the proud recipient of numerous honors awarded annually among their 400+ peers nationally. It is our privilege to bring you this interview with local entrepreneurs, husband and wife team, and CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee founders and owners, Jeff and Joann Brown.

EK: First, congratulations on winning a total of five nominations and awards in 2016 for your expertise in the fields of residential and commercial painting. You have now won National Painting Company of the Year three of the last six years! We understand several of your management team members were also honored recently. Tell our readers just how they benefit from your achievements.

Jeff: As we celebrate 14 years since we started our business, it is very heartwarming to watch our team grow individually and earn regional and national awards. On one level, it is rewarding to watch our staff members grow, achieve goals, and flourish. The next level is knowing that when so many individual awards are earned, you know that it can only happen when our entire business functions well. The best part about achieving all those results is that we know we are meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations through our service product. We call it hitting on all eight cylinders!

EK: CertaPro Painters embraces an entirely different philosophy as it relates to residential and commercial painting. You don’t paint houses – you paint homes. You don’t paint commercial businesses – you paint people’s livelihoods. Why is this approach not only unique, but also important to your customers?

Joann: From an interior perspective, color can add so much warmth to your home or business. We spend a lot of time in our homes and offices, and color can add so much comfort and personal expression. It is truly amazing to watch houses become homes by adding color to the interior of homes and businesses! Regarding exterior painting, it is mainly used to protect and beautify homes and businesses. It adds curb appeal and shows that people want to protect what typically is their largest investment. Homes and businesses typically need to be repainted every four to eight years to ensure proper protection, and we enjoy helping people do just that.

EK: You understand better than most that selecting a contractor can be a daunting task for home and business owners. Your nearly 98% customer retention rate is no doubt reassuring to your customers. But the fact that almost 60% of all your new clients come from existing customers’ referrals speaks volumes. What do you feel that prospective new customers should take away from these achievements?

Jeff: I think one of the big reasons home and business owners don’t engage in more improvement projects is because they don’t want the “hassle.” We work very hard to ensure that we are easy to do business with, and at completion, our customers say, “We got what we paid for, and they were in and out when they promised.” We think that if we do that, they will feel good about referring us and calling us again! Our customers typically describe us as professional, efficient, courteous, dependable, and excellent!

EK: You offer an uncommon yet totally comprehensive approach to painting that places customer communications at the forefront. Why is this so important?

Joann: We call this our Certainty Service System. We feel it is very important to have a written, coached, and reinforced process to ensure that we are consistent in meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs. We constantly train and follow up to ensure we continue to improve our process. Our goal is to deliver an extraordinary project every time.

EK: Your written estimates are likely the most detailed that clients can expect to receive. How important is that? 

Jeff: It is very important that we go to great lengths to provide and explain a detailed and written proposal for every project. We work hard to ensure there is little to no confusion on projects through our proposals. We review them at the time of the estimate and the start of the project to ensure that at completion, the home or business owner has no surprises on what is included, type of products, costs, etc.

EK: Tell us about the security that your painting clients experience with CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee.

Joann: We are the only painting company that we are aware of that has a written warranty with every project. Additionally, we have been in business for almost 15 years and have a physical office in Knoxville where, in addition to administrative activities, we also conduct routine team teaching and training. CertaPro Painters is fully licensed and insured. We attempt to cover every base to ensure that our customers feel secure when they choose CertaPro!

EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?

Jeff: We are a full-service painting and home improvement company. We are very experienced in interior/exterior residential, commercial, industrial painting, and related services. We have a well-trained and professional team of painters and carpenters who have been with CertaPro for many years and are anxious to help with customer projects. We hope that if folks have a painting or improvement project, they will call us to consult and provide a free estimate!

CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee
865.470.0001
www.certapro.com/jbrown

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Veronica G Boutique


One More Dream

By Gail Edwards, Owner of Veronica G Boutique

After retiring from my career in commercial real estate administration, I did what so many young retirees do, which was pursue my life’s passion of owning my very own women’s clothing boutique. First launched six years ago, my dream evolved from launching a boutique in historic downtown Loudon to Veronica G Boutique in Turkey Creek.

I’ve loved every minute of the experience keeping up with the latest fashion trends, going to market in Atlanta, merchandising, marketing, and a whole host of other responsibilities that require an entrepreneur to wear a great many hats. Until Veronica G Boutique, I never fully appreciated just how exhilarating and challenging owning a small business could be.

While I am grateful for the experience and the success I’ve enjoyed, I think I am most grateful for all of the friends I have met that have supported me and encouraged me as I pursued my dream. But now it’s time for me to pursue one more dream: Retirement. After experiencing a series of health related challenges, I have decided to pursue my new dream of traveling with my husband, Bob, and to take advantage of what we hope will be years of happy retirement memories after many decades of pursuing our respective careers.

As my way of thanking each and every one of you for your past support, we will be offering a storewide sale on almost everything in the boutique. Our last day will be Saturday, March 25th. I hope each of you will plan a visit to Veronica G Boutique, which will provide me with the opportunity to thank each of you personally, as well as to extend to you some great savings on some of the latest in women’s fashions from many of the nation’s top designers.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my husband, Bob, for supporting me. You often hear that a family business can sew disharmony in a relationship. Ours was the opposite experience.


I hope to see you all soon, and thanks for the memories.

Veronica G Boutique
11655 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.675.0222
www.vgboutique.com

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