Biz briefs 3/20

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 20, 2016

Scarlett’s Unique Boutique celebrating anniversary April 2

Scarlett’s Unique Boutique will be celebrating its 1-Year Birthday Bash on April 2. The business moved to 185 N. Main St. in downtown Mocksville from a property across the street.

Gail Scarlett was the original owner of the store, which opened in April of last year. Angela Sgarlata joined her as a co-owner in September and was later joined by Teresa Coontz-Reaves.

After quickly expanding, Sgarlata said she and the other owners decided to move into the historic building.

The boutique offers handmade jewelry, altered clothing, oil paintings, resurfaced furniture, custom signs, lotions, T-shirts, scarves, men’s items and more.

Items sold at the shop are provided by 43 local artisans, up from 27 artisans that rented space to sell items in the previous location.

Along with selling crafts, the boutique also hopes to soon offer classes to teach the community to create their own crafts. Local artisans will be able to rent out the shop to host everything from jewelry 101 to custom sign painting classes.

The shop will be open during normal business hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., during the celebration. There will be a bounce house, a drawing for things like gift certificates, live music, craft stations and face painting.


Founder and operator of Kingside Partners LLC to speak at Catawba lecture series

Nick Mammola, founder and operator of Kingside Partners LLC, will be speaking at Catawba College’s 13th Annual Distinguished CEO Lecture Series in the Robertson College-Community Center on March 29 at 11 a.m.

According to Catawba College’s website, Mammola has worked in many different industries and business models, including licensed sports properties, new media and loyalty and affinity marketing. He was a C-level executive, a top tier venture backed start-up founder and former CFO, COO and board director in public and private companies during the past 30 years.

The series is sponsored by the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business.

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.