Monday, July 02, 2012
July 5: Cash Mob at Sophisticated Starlet
This month’s cash mob recipient is SOPHISTICATED STARLET! Please mark your calendar for this Thursday, July 5 to come downtown to show appreciation to Jodi Strycharz. She purchased the business a year ago after deciding to make a change in her nursing career and recognizing that her ailing mom needed her. She had also always wanted to open up a men’s boutique and when the opportunity presented itself she jumped on it. With her decision to purchase Sophisticated Starlet she could focus on both her family and her new career.
In just a short amount of time, Jodi has already expanded her clothing lines to include men’s wear and plus sizes as well as several other specialty clothing lines that are unique to this area. They include: Level 99, Flying Tomato and Groceries. While she continues to sell handbags, jewelry and shoes she also wanted to add several unique lines that would set her store apart.
Jodi promotes her business through social media sites such as Facebook and she stays in touch with her customers through emails and texts. She is also in the process of rolling out a customer loyalty program through Pay Cloud that will give her loyal customers a first chance at rewards, offers and discounts. Even in this tough economy today Jodi is looking to the future. She is creating a whole new marketing campaign that should be unveiled at the end of July. This will include a new website presence with e-commerce capabilities and a whole new name for her business; “Threads.” She wants her name to appeal to all markets and still stay fresh and new.
Please make plans to visit Jodi at Sophisticated Starlet this First Thursday anytime between 10am and 7pm and become one of her new loyal customers. Bring some extra cash with you to show your appreciation to her for locating her business downtown! See you there!
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