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Jennifer Wenger-Turchen (07-27-2020): Jennifer Knits

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Monday (07/27/2020) my guest will be Jennifer Wenger-Turchen from Jennifer Knits.

Jennifer has worked in the knitting industry since 1985. This year she is celebrating her 20th anniversary as the owner of Jennifer Knits, a fabulous, one-of-a-kind knit shop located in Brentwood Village, Los Angeles. She is known for her custom patterns—from her imagination, or inspired by your favorite ready-to-wear designer, and tailored to your gauge and measurements. Over the years, she has developed relationships with textile mills in Italy and imports the finest cashmere and merino directly to her shop. In 2005, she authored Teen Knitting Club, with Maureen Lasher and Carol Abrams, and embarked on a nationwide book tour, inspiring the creation of more than 500 knitting clubs in colleges and high schools across the country. She also offers a “How to Make a Profit” seminar, teaching women how to run successful small businesses (not just knit shops). Jennifer believes that anyone can have their dreams come true with hard work, integrity, and determination. Jennifer was president of the Brentwood Village Chamber of Commerce for eight years and served four years on the Brentwood Community Council. Her efforts helped bring local businesses together with the West LA VA to raise money for veteran’s housing, services, and job building. Working with government, the local community, and individuals, she was instrumental in helping to pass the HR3484 bill in 2017, helping to house previously homeless veterans on VA property. Jennifer Knits sells across the country and beyond, with loyal longtime customers of all ages. Jennifer Knits can be your “local yarn shop” no matter where you live! Jennifer is a force-to-be-reckoned-with. If you want to hear about how business should work in this industry (as well as many others) I invite you to join us for this show.

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