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Now just called ” The Cornerstone”, formerly Cornerstone Art and Events Gallery and the Cornerstone Cafe’, is the home to two new businesses that are Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce members. Periwinkle Interiors and Simply Garden now occupy the space simply known as “The Cornerstone”. The building itself, located on the corner of East Broadway and High Streets, has a rich history as it used to be the old negro train station back in the day. Today, it’s the new home to two growing businesses. The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and several of it’s members helped celebrate this new beginning for an old building with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 18th.
Periwinkle Interiors, LLC is owned by Terri Bennett, who also is in the real estate industry with Century 21 Commonwealth here in Frankfort. Which we suspect means that she can sell you your next home and decorate it for you too! All kidding aside, Periwinkle Interiors and Simply Garden tend to compliment each other within this space. Simply Garden, which is owned by Teresa Abelle and Kim Hicks, is a retail store with gift ideas for your home and garden. They currently offer centerpiece and terrarium workshops, with workshops scheduled December 13th, January 17th and one in February. To find out more about these new Chamber members and downtown businesses, contact them at (502)545-8104, stop by and see them at 100 East Broadway, find them on Facebook, or email them at Simplygardenky@gmail.com. We guarantee that there is something for everyone in this very beautiful space!
FRANKFORT, Ky. – First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. In 2010, the first Small Business Saturday took place the first weekend after Thanksgiving – and today it has grown into a national movement in support of small businesses and the shop small movement, a grassroots effort to drive shoppers to local merchants.
This year, Small Business Saturday will be Nov. 29, the highlight of many holiday events and activities planned and already underway in Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) communities. KYMS was created in 1979 to help reverse the economic decline that had taken place in many small communities as retailers and housing began to move away from downtown.
“Small Business Saturday fits perfectly with the goals of Kentucky Main Street because our focus is local, independent, small business owners,” said Kitty Dougoud, KYMS state coordinator. “Supporting friends, neighbors and local artisans keeps dollars in the community and creates a thriving downtown.”
Administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office, the mission of Kentucky Main Street has been to focus on downtown revitalization and economic development within the context of preserving and reusing unique local assets, such as historic commercial buildings. KYMS requires local commitment and financial support in exchange for technical and design assistance, on-site visits, a resource center, national consultants and grant funding opportunities. Today, 22 programs are accredited and another 23 are designated.
Kentucky is fortunate to have many communities that have distinctive downtowns with large stocks of historic buildings uniquely suited for the restaurants, boutiques and businesses found there. These locally owned enterprises often feature Kentucky Crafted or Kentucky Proud products, specialize in Kentucky-made artwork and jewelry, or feature books on Kentucky history, architecture and cultural traditions.
Find bargains and make memories! Visit this link for a list of special events and holiday promotions in Kentucky Main Street communities sure to bring cheer to your shopping experience.
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The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce held it’s October Membership Luncheon at the Capital Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and invited Congressman Ben Chandler as the guest speaker.
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