Five women-owned businesses opened in one region
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – Five new businesses will be opening on the Middletown Commons at Fairmont, but they all have something special in common, girl power.
The Middletown Commons at Fairmont will get a new look with the opening of five new women-owned businesses.
People from all over the region came to see the five ribbon cuttings.
White’s Fine Jewelry, Spa Oasis, A and K Clothing, The Supplement Shack and Agnes & Alfred Boutique are now open or reopened.
One owner says the openings are groundbreaking and give Fairmont a good name.
“Five women’s businesses represent a next-level business opportunity for everyone. It gives people the opportunity to see that there are better sides to Fairmont and more women-led businesses. It’s just a level up,” said Agnes & Alfred Boutique owner Emylee Williams.
In the Middletown Commons, you can shop for clothes, jewelry, workout supplements, or even get a massage.
“Spa Oasis is a health and wellness spa and we offer many therapeutic relaxation services. Floating therapy, massage therapy, cupping, facials, waxing, intolerance tests. so we’re trying to address your overall health, so you can be in a place where you can improve your quality of life,” said Spa Oasis owner Sheila Hartley.
Business owners are encouraging their customers to shop small and local.
One owner says it shows the power of women-led businesses.
“I think it’s super exciting because they’ve been doing the commons since COVID that everything is local. I think it shows how strong we women are and how independent we can be to bring things like this to the community. We are not just a store that caters to just one demographic. We make ¾ of our product and we support other local businesses that are also women-owned businesses,” said A&K Clothing owner Amanda Stevens.
Every owner is hopeful for the future of their business.
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