Anna Alcon and Kari Blackburn, owners of Sunny Day Cleaning Service LLC, started at the bottom and worked their way up from there.
Literally. They cleaned erasers together at the blackboard in kindergarten.
Life happens. They drifted apart after high school and had families of their own, only to find each other again in 2014, where they discovered that Kari was teaching preschool to Anna’s daughter.
Realizing they love creating clean spaces for others families to thrive, they began advertising.
And Sunny Day Cleaning Service LLC was born!
Little by little, these two amazing ladies have taken your ordinary household chores and turned it into their thriving business, and they couldn’t be happier.
So what sets Sunny Day Cleaning Services apart?
A passion for quality work and a dedication to using all-natural cleaning products.
“I have asthma,” says Anna Alcon, one of the owners. “We noticed that with the commercial chemicals, my asthma got worse and realized that the chemicals were not only affecting my health, but also everyone's health and the environment in a bad way, so we decided to go all natural and it was that decision that started the growth of our business. A lot of people prefer natural cleaning products versus the harshness of commercial chemicals.”
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Every successful person in the world began with two simple beliefs: the future can be better than the present; and I have the power to make that happen!
Andy Martin, owner of Tri Pillar Fitness, would add, “The goal is not to be better at exercise, it’s to be better at LIFE.”
I began the interview by asking him how his business was coping with Covid-19.
I wasn’t expecting the answer he gave.
“I miss coaching in house so I’m really excited to open back up when we’re able to, but we pivoted to online Zoom meetings and haven’t really looked back,” he says.
And indeed he hasn’t looked back. That one answer meant the next four questions I had didn’t even need to be asked.
So we spent the next half hour talking about his views on working out instead.
It’s not really an approach to working out so much as an approach to life.
Be better at life, not the exercise.
Do something, every day.
Not every day has to be a personal best, nor will every day BE a personal best. There’s absolutely a time and place for spending short periods of time working out VERY hard, but not every workout has to be like that.
But get up and do something.
Because the habit is more important than any one particular workout, and if you’re not having fun at it, why bother?
So if you’re looking for a way to have a little more fun in your workouts, click here, and talk to Andy today!
Would you like to know what the secret to success really is?
Show up. Do the work. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Chris Hambrick, owner of Penny Lane Boutique, embodies that very sentiment.
Open since February of 2013 and at her current location on Stadium Drive in Clemmons since March of 2016, Chris is well versed in the reality of running an upscale boutique and gets right to the point.
“You know,” she says as we begin the interview, “In any business, the owner gets paid last.”
It takes a lot of heart to run a business during good economic times, but to be faced with the uncertainties we’re faced with today? It takes more than just heart.
You have to love what you do.
And it’s apparent that Chris loves what she does. Stop by and visit her webpage and you can see for yourself.
Like a lot of other small businesses, Chris had to make adjustments. Now offering a larger selection of her inventory online and assisting with curbside pick-up of online orders has helped her to stay open.
Let’s help her stay open
That’s why I’m asking you to click here or come visit her at 6311 Stadium Dr, Suite B in Clemmons.
Life is simple, business is even simpler! Not easy, but simple.
Face your fears, work hard, help enough people get what they want, and you can get what you want.
That’s the way it’s supposed to work, yea?
The problem is that people overcomplicate things, life gets in the way, worldwide pandemics break out.
And in the midst of all this, Claire Wait, owner of Chameleon Kids Consignment in Clemmons, NC, just before her first ever Facebook Live post in April, told her customers and consignors, ‘I want to focus my energy on meeting your needs.’
Claire started here in December of 2019:
And by March of 2020 was ready for the grand opening.
We all know what happened next. Government mandated shutdowns of vast sectors of the economy, etc, etc. I won’t explain. You were there.
Just weeks after pouring her heart and soul into the grand opening of a long held dream, Claire had to shut it down.
At that point, she could have done a lot of things.
Here’s what she didn’t do:
She didn’t put up a “Closed” sign.
She didn’t throw in the towel.
She didn’t sit around feeling sorry for herself.
Instead, she got to work. Improvising and adapting her business as the world very quickly changed around her.
Enlisting her family’s help to get her inventory listed on her store’s webpage so she could continue to serve her customers and consignors.
Arranging for curbside pick up for customers who prefer to remain at safe distances.
Basically, whatever it takes to safely serve everyone.
Would you like to help support local businesses too? Stop by and see her at 3422 Kinnamon Village Cms in Clemmons, or visit her website here.
Off of Country Club Rd and Peace Haven is Mac and Nelli’s, a restaurant built around delectable food and some serious entertainment. The hundreds of 5-star reviews alone will tell you both 0.45 cent wing night every Monday and Wednesday and the occasional night of dueling pianos are top reasons to become a regular at this American-style establishment.
In fact, Mac and Nelli’s slogan “Come for the food, stay for the fun” rings true with their extensive menu, daily specials, and regular fun. As if cheap, high-quality and saucy 0.45 cent wings isn’t enough of a reason to check out Mac and Nelli’s on Mondays and Wednesdays, karaoke should be. On Tuesdays, you’re invited to assemble your team for trivia night filled with factoids, song clips, and video for the cash prize. Whether you’re a talented singer or just there for the amusement, there’s truly something for everyone at this exceptional eatery.
Don’t let the term “American” hinder your imagination from what this restaurant offers. It’s not just burgers and wings. Choose from a variety of plates of pasta, sandwiches like a Cuban or Rueben, and entrees like salmon or grilled Jamaican jerk island tacos! Whether you’re more of a beer and wine person or a signature cocktail kind of person, it’s highly encouraged to try an ‘after-dinner drink’. They offer their own twist on Irish Coffee, Chocolate Russian, and a Drunken Irishman that some regulars will tell you suffices as dessert!
On top of great food, Mac and Nelli’s offers even better service. From being greeted at the door with a smile to the attentive, knowledgable wait staff, it’s no wonder it’s popularity has consistently increased since it was established in 2011. Recently, the owners have decided to reinvigorate their menu with an innovative, accomplished chef with accented talents in southern home cooking and skillful desserts. If you haven’t tried this carefully crafted menu yet, it’s never too late.
For unparalleled specials and entertainment, visit Mac and Nelli’s tonight. It’s more than a dining experience, it’s the dinner party you don’t have to host. This is a fantastic establishment to have fun, enjoy some free live music, and sufficient portions with your family.