Local Small Businesses to Support
Here at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, we sincerely believe that small businesses are the backbone of America. Many of the larger businesses that we know and love today began as small businesses with a dream! To recognize all the hard work and dedication it takes to grow a business community, the first week of May is nationally recognized as National Small Business Week. This month we are celebrating our very own local business owners through various livestreams, blogs & more! Keep reading to see some local businesses you can support all month long!
Getting to Know Liberty County Small Businesses
Molly Maxine boutique offers a full line of Merle Norman cosmetics, a wide range of clothing and even handmade jewelry. Cathleen Thomas and her two daughters, Rhonda Thomas and Kim Ryon, decided to open the business after discussing the need for a women’s boutique in downtown Hinesville. After much planning and anticipation, the boutique opened in November of 2014. Molly Maxine is our local Merle Norman retailer, so not only do you have the opportunity to shop for a new outfit, but you can also get a makeover all in one stop! Visit them in downtown Hinesville at 122 South Main Street. You can also check out their Facebook page for their latest updates!
K&M Xtreme Clean
K&M Xtreme Clean is a local family-owned business with over 17 years of commercial cleaning and janitorial experience. Owner Kim Robinson specializes in professional cleaning services. It all started back in 2017, when the owner lost her job due to a change in contract. After working for various companies over the years she decided to branch out and do something on her own that she would be proud of. If you’re interested in using their services, just visit their website to schedule a cleaning. You can also find some of their cleaning supplies and essentials in local stores, like Lucky’s Food Mart and Martin Mercantile in downtown Hinesville.
The Bling Shop
The Bling Shop with Michele Freeman is an independently owned-and-operated Paparazzi distributor. Ever since high school, Michele has dreamed of owning her own business. After graduating, she tried various direct sales jobs but didn’t feel like it was working out. In 2017, she joined Paparazzi and it ended up being a perfect fit for her. Shop her full line of accessories. If you’re looking for an in-person shopping experience, then check them out at 908 S Main St, Suite 102 A in Hinesville.
Rustic Designs is a home market that sells farmhouse-inspired furniture and décor! Shelby Lee started out making things from home as a hobby, and then started selling barn doors. As the number of custom requests grew, she was able to eventually quit her job and build and paint furniture as a vendor in a store much like her very own store today. When you walk through the doors, your eyes are drawn everywhere with the large selection that this home market offers. All of their items are also customizable and homemade! Check out their amazing décor at 1875 GA 196 Hwy West, Hinesville. You can also follow them on Facebook to see their newest creations!
Southern Shoots Photography
Dean Coffman is veteran of the United States Army he began his passion for photography as a sort of therapy and healthy means to, “get away”. The hobby quickly developed into requests for photography from friends, family, and much more. Coffman currently serves our community a s a deputy sheriff with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. In his free time, however, he enjoys taking photos and decided to turn this hobby into a business. Southern Shoots Photography is a service with a vision of creating and capturing your special moments. They have an array of services, ranging from portraits to full events. They strive to catch lasting memories through organic interactions.
A Plus Realty Group
LaFonya Mayfield is the broker-owner of A Plus Realty Group. She’s an expert in the local area, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate to Liberty County. Mayfield also consults homeowners on “home selling tactics” with the goal of staging your home in a way that draws in potential buyers. She believes, “When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing.” Stop by their office at 445 EG Miles Parkway #108, Hinesville. You can
As you can see Liberty County is booming with small businesses, and there are many more you can discover on your own! Be sure to #ShopLocal and show some extra love to your favorite small businesses this week. If you want to see more small businesses you can support then check out our membership directory.