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"We Attempt To Be A True Thrift Store, Serving The Communities of Summerville, Ladson, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Moncks Corner & North Charleston, With Real Thrift Store Prices!"
When Robin and I opened our doors on April 3rd, 2012, we had three goals in mind:
Provide a wide selection of decorative and unique items for our customers.
Provide the most affordable, thrift store prices in the community.
Have a large, clean store that was laid out properly, where customers could see and easily find everything, (the wide aisles makes the store wheel chair friendly).
Our store is built on the traditional thrift store business model, including WiFi Internet access, high-definition TV viewing, and easy-listening music. We consider our store a new kind of thrift store. We don't sell clothes, toys or baby items.
We are a For-Profit Thrift Store, 90% of the items in our store were bought at auction, the remaining 10% is split between buying from our customer base and other sources.
Port City Thrift
113 College Park Rd. Unit E
Ladson, SC 29456
On this episode of Conversations in the Zone my guest is Dr. Chris Hawkins, who is a high school educator specializing in teaching students how to manage their finances.
Increasingly, Dr. Hawkins has been asked by more and more adults to give them financial advice. In response, Dr. Hawkins has laid the foundation for creating a brand to do just that. Dr. Thrift is the professional brand he is developing to teach adults and kids how to thrive by following the old fashioned virtue of thrift. He enjoys conducting workshops and speaking on the topic of thrift.
For more about Dr. Thrift and his goal of teaching others to be thrifty, visit www.drthrift.com.
Frances W. Owens became First Lady of Colorado on January 12, 1999. A native of Colorado, she spent much of her childhood in Texas, but returned to Colorado to receive a degree in Art History from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Frances served as Honorary Chair for Early Intervention Awareness Day for eight years. She continues to champion efforts to encourage early intervention for children with developmental disabilities. Frances was also actively involved with literacy and children’s programs throughout Colorado.
For six years, Ms. Owens oversaw the privately funded long-term project of renovating and restoring the Governor’s Executive Residence which was originally constructed in 1908. Extensive renovations of the carriage house and lower gardens were completed in 2005.
From 2008 to 2012, Frances held the position as Vice President of Community Affairs for a local consulting company, Galloway Group, helping to forge strategic partnerships in the Denver community. She continues to be very active as a volunteer for several local nonprofits. In December, 2012, she joined arc Thrift Stores as the Community Relations Director. Arc Thrift is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the State of Colorado, with 22 stores from Ft. Collins to Pueblo.
Currently, Frances serves on the board of directors for St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and The Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund.
Ms. Owens is a seasoned veteran of political campaigns, beginning her career campaigning for former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong in the late 1970’s, as well as serving on Senator Armstrong’s House and Senate staffs. She also worked as Associate Director of the Colorado Council on Economic Education.
In this episode, our host Dr. Thrift will discuss the lessons he has learned from his Grandfather and Great Uncle who have taught him much about life and how we can apply those lessons to help us change and improve our financial lives as we move forward. He will also give a quick review of the book The Gone Fishing Portfolio. He will also discuss the fixed wealth pie myth and how it keeps many from building their wealth as they believe it can't be done.
Vanessa is a former fulltime copywriter and webmarketer, now fulltime vintage resller and markerer, with a passion for art, creativity, and thrift. She writes about thrifting, creating, and saving money every weekday on her blog, Thrift Core. She’s plotting with artist friends to open a combination Vintage Shop in Jacksonville, Florida. Robots, dinosaurs, and kitsch send her into a sublime vintage seizure of joy. (A vintage-gasm.)
English professors, members of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and co-authors of Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift: An Independent Woman's Advice on Living Within One's Means, Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones describe how the famous heroines in Jane Austen's six novels not only lived within their means and thrived, but have timely advice for women of today. The authors share the stories of memorable Jane Austen women characters and how they solved the problems of shortages of cash, keeping up appearances, and saving some money for the future. Whether it was dressing well, entertaining with style, or being a savvy traveler, the women in the Jane Austen novels carried these challenges off with aplomb and with elegance. Kathleen and Susan demonstrate that large amounts of money are not needed to live well, and that a good life can be achieved on modest means and careful money management. After all, as Kathleen and Susan point out, having it all and being happy didn't mean only wealth to Jane Austen.
Anthonette Klinkerman, CEO – Chief Etiquette Officer – of Colorado, USA.
Anthonette has taught middle school Language Arts and at a community college, and now teaches at an alternative high school. She entered the public speaking circuit in 2009, which she actively continues today, and since then, she authored a book: Courtesy Bootcamp – A Not-So-Gentle Reminder To Live By The Golden Rule.
It is her belief that we can all learn how to revive those common courtesies that are becoming all too uncommon. She will be sharing some common courtesy reminders that will help make our lives, as well as the lives of others around us, easier.
My name is Rosanna Griffin and I own Athena's Closet, Inc., a plus size women's consignment shop. How did I get here? I took the scenic route.
I started making my own clothes when I was 9 and could probably fill a truck with ribbons won at County and State Fairs in California. Over the years this included learning about color, line, style, fabrics, fit, etc. During this time I also gained experience in marketing, training and many other skills I use every day.
At age 12 I started working - as early as CA law would allow - and have worked my entire life since with the exception of a few years having and raising 3 children - 1 girl, 2 boys. It was less expensive to stay home, so I challenged myself by growing/processing food for the family, baking all of our bread and learning to knit and crochet. I ran a hobby/craft business later in life for about 4 years.
My decision to open a plus size shop came about due to an illness and the resulting weight gain. I had no idea where to buy clothes, what size I needed or even who to ask. But, I was appalled with the treatment I received in most places. Plus size women are often relegated to the back room or the basement and smaller sized sales clerks can be very rude with no understanding of the problems plus size women struggle with.
Athena’s Closet, Inc. was designed and developed with all of these things in mind. Over the past 3 years it has become the premier plus size shopping experience in Denver with a bigger selection than most retail stores. In the entire Denver metro area there are only 2 independently owned plus size shops - Athena's Closet and Christine's Upscale Plus.
Athena's Closet, Inc. "Where all the goddesses shop"
5305 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
So when you see discarded furniture and somewhat useful items on the side-of-the-road, how do you know if they're worth repurposing?
We're asking Gail Wilson, upcycling expert and host of My Repurposed Life how she decides.
Gail is a DIY maven! She loves to renovate and improve her home. When she's not doing things around the house and yard, she's busy in the shop building, and repurposing old unwanted furniture. With more than 380,000+ likes on Facebook, Gail has a strong community of other creative upcyclers sharing their tips and projects every day.
"I DIY, do you? I'll show you how to DIY on the cheap, and transform thrift store and curb finds." -- Gail, My Repurposed Life?
Multi-book Author, National Speaker/Trainer, Empowerment Specialist
Vikki is a national speaker, president of Vikki Carrel and Company, the creator of The Empowerment Project, author of Switching Lanes and co-author of the book Chloe’s Closet. As a co-founder of Two Balance, Inc. and Mother Daughter America she has empowered teens and adults for over two decades.
Prior to the development of Two Balance, Inc. Vikki was the co-owner of a Texas-based fashion production company. Vikki worked in the fashion industry for 15 years producing events for the likes of Olivia Newton John, GQ Magazine and designers Steve Fabrikant and Ralph Lauren.
Through The Empowerment Project, Vikki continues to draw from her impressive 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, working in non-profit leadership, education and as a fashion show producer to enlighten audiences about the power of perception, resistance to change, reducing stress, increasing personal productivity, managing social media and impression management.
Vikki has presented seminars for Verizon, eWomen Network, Capital Health System, Temple University, PA Counselors Association, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Girl Scouts of Utah, America First Credit Union, The Junior League, Women’s Council of Realtors, was a guest on the NBC 10! Show and is a frequent contributor on the NBC affiliate KSL Studio 5 Lifestyle Show.
Vikki holds a degree in Business Administration/Marketing. She is married and the mother of 2 children.
Read more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thetrashtalkshow/2013/10/31/welcome-vikki-carrel--multi-book-author-nathional-speaker#ixzz36QMvPjrY
Heidi Anderes is the founder and owner and Lush Life Consigned Furnishings, a furniture consignment boutique in Denver, CO, specializing in high-end, lightly-used furniture, accessories and home décor items. Nearly three years ago, unsatisfied with the quality and selection of affordable furniture in the Denver area, Heidi took matters into her own hands and pursued her dream of starting her own business and founded Lush Life.
Since the doors opened in February 2011, Heidi has reinvented the consignment shopping experience. She has an appreciation for fine furniture and goods of a quality built to last forever; she is committed to preserving the world's limited resources and finding new homes for passed-down furnishings as part of a recycling process she calls simply “smart living.” Keeping her finger on the pulse of her regular customers and consigners – from maintaining customer wish lists to making house calls to consigner’s homes or estate sale hunting – Heidi has a penchant for procuring the special finds and sophisticated touches that have made Lush Life a solutions for Coloradans’ home furnishing needs.
“‘Lush Life’ – it’s a 1930s jazz standard, a novel about quarreling Lower East Siders, a well-known Bahamian beach house and, since 2011, the befitting moniker of a consigned furnishings boutique in SoBo’s Antique Row. “– 303 Magazine
Lush Life is located at
1745 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
Our fee is 50% of an item’s selling price with a consignment period of 90 days.
Jennifer Snow is an Edmonton based author writing sweet contemporary romance fiction through Harlequin Heartwarming, The Wild Rose Press and Secret Cravings Publishing. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and SheWrites.org. She is also a regular blogger on the Heartwarming Authors site and has her own relationship column on Brilliant Bias.com. She has offered online courses on writing sweet romance through several RWA local chapters and has written articles for Avenue Magazine. An active volunteer with Frontier College, she is an advocacy for literacy programs worldwide. More information can be found on her website www.jennifersnowauthor.com
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