If you are wondering where you can get this fabulous crossbody and coffee mug, that would be at the Western Women Co booth on April 29th, in Marshfield, Mo on the square. There are going to be over 80 vendors to shop with, and let’s face it you shouldn’t need to go anywhere else, unless you need a corn dog, I won’t be selling those.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
Millennials, the word that leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. When spat out by a Baby Boomer, or a Latch Key Kid, the underlying tone can be derogatory and spiteful.
So, today I am going to give my peers a cookie and highlight some of the good ones for you.
Not only is our generation full of mountain movers and stigma shakers, but we do A LOT of stuff. We make things. We sell services. We are scrappers and antiquers. Many say the word Millennials with a look of distaste on their face. To that I say, look around.
Look at the junior college I attended in Miami, Oklahoma. If you want to see some young people with some serious work ethic, the graduates of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) will show you just that. Anything you need we can provide from; retail leather shops to leather carving, lipstick to eyelashes, healthy eating to culinary concoctions, and photography to capture it all. Maybe it was the lead in the water, but when I look at my peers I see a network of young entrepreneurs. Those who are working nose to the grindstone to pursue the same dream that Americans have been pursuing for years. Success.
The best part about these young entrepreneurs is that they are willing to help one another. They promote and educate one another in a way that you are not likely to see between associates of older generations.
Let’s support small business owners and operators, instead of “squashing their blossoms,” let us lift them to the light.
If you need an example of some Millennials who are killing it everyday, visit the links below and see some amazing work done by those lazy kids I always hear being referred to.
Millennials Making a Mark:
- Kylee Jo Carder, KJC Beadwork
- Dalton Coberley, Lazy Bar C Leather
- Jackie Morgan, JML Leather
- Rashele Blakey, Juice Plus Nutrition
- Alexis Bell, 98 Cows Tulsa
- Brittany Coffee, Brittany Coffee Photography
- Kelsey Matthews, Kelsey’s Lasting Lipstick
- Chelsea Pillar, Younique
- Ashley Wiehe and Hailey Vaught, Motley Branch Furniture
- Clint Gann, Gann’s Portable Welding
- Blair Wilkerson, Western Women Co