Ever After Bridal is Growing and has to move: Susan Sutherland says: "Even though I've only been in business 6 weeks, I've outgrown my location and will be moving this weekend to 513 Elm St, West Des Moines. Still in Valley Junction, but a more shopper -friendly locale. I have over 450 items in the boutique, including wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, prom, mother of the bride dresses, flower girl dresses, veils, jewelry, and within the next month I will be getting anywhere from 100 to perhaps over 300 additional dresses from a closed business."
Angie's Kids Zone - Brian Sweeney reports that the store is expanding and he and Angie have created an enchanting area on the mezzanine level of their unique shop. Come and see the doll houses, doll house furniture, kitchen sets, toy chests, activity tables, and the other wonderful toys. The space will allow for little ones to play and sample the items. Located at 228 5th St. in WDM Valley Junction.
Michelle Hinrichs of Michelle's Maternity and Nursery Nook in Indianola has recently been awarded the Golden Key Award by the Indianola Fine Arts Commission. I've met this woman and she is truly a dynamo. Michelle is involved in many projects including the PTO for her son's school, facilitates the children's fashion show that takes place at Ridiculous Days in Indianola, and is the brainchild behind a new banner project that will be launched in June to beautify and promote the Indianola Town Square. More to come on this as the event to unfurl the project gets closer. To visit the shop go to 104 1/2 North Howard in Indianola on the Square.
Golf Etc for Women is hosting a Hole in One Competition with a chance to compete and win a significant cash prize. Those who make the second round will participate in the Hole-in-One Shoot Out on May 3. To find out more please stop in at the shop located at West Glen Town Center 1-35 at Mills Civic Pkwy #235, WDM, Ia. 50266, phone 226-2530.
Quarterly Connecting of dsmBUZZers on April 22, at B & B Restaurant and Bar on Beaverdale Ave. in the Beaverdale area. This is an opportunity to talk with your merchant neighbors and build relationships. I'll be hanging there to visit with whoever can come from 6 to 8 p.m. Hope to see you there!