Saturday, February 6, 2021

Queen Bee Boutique in Schuylkill Haven First Recipient of Entrepreneur Welcome Wagon

The Schuylkill Haven Unified Committee presented its first Entrepreneur Welcome Wagon (EWW) grant to Amanda Weiss, owner of Queen Bee Boutique on February 1, 2021.

EWW combines financial assistance with professional mentoring from a voluntary advisory board. These incentives are for new or relocating businesses that want to set up shop or expand in Haven. This program is fully endorsed and supported by Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Lorraine Felker, facilitator for Schuylkill Haven Unified stated, “On behalf of Schuylkill Haven Unified, I am pleased to welcome Queen Bee Boutique and Amanda Weiss to our family of downtown businesses. Queen Bee will be an asset to our community, and we look forward to working with Amanda for many years to come.” Scott Graver, Schuylkill Haven Administrator added to the welcome,” Schuylkill Haven borough officials welcome Amanda and her recent relocation of the Queen Bee Boutique to the central business district. We encourage residents to not only support this new enterprise but to shop locally as much as possible”. Vicky Norris of Our Haven Foundation is pleased that Amanda has relocated to Haven, “The wide selection of hand crafted products will encourage the community as well as visitors to shop in Haven”.

The Queen Bee Boutique specializes in locally made products from canine and human food, candles, soaps, hats, artwork, blankets, seasonal crafts and so much more. It expects to expand with fresh bakery products and bread over weekends. Ms. Weiss is very active on social media, so watch for special events and updates. She is thrilled to join an active business association in the Schuylkill Haven Community. Her new facility gives her room to expand. The boutique will open with over 50 vendors, exceeding her initial objective of 45. Amanda also wants to thank Lori & John Michael, of Main Street Moonshine and Lori’s Angels for working with her as a tenant. Her hours of operation will be Wednesday through Sunday, check Facebook for updates.

For more information about EWW please contact Lorraine Felker at Lorraine.felker@gmail.com or Cecilia Michalik at michalikconsultingllc@comcast.net. Interested entrepreneurs or businesses can obtain a digital package and application through gshabainformation@gmail.com

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