Compiled by Gene Galin
Pittsboro, NC – Every December, the Chatham Chatlist has members submit their Chathamcentric small business introductions to the listserv. The submitals are posted throughout the week per alphabetic groups. This year we decided to compile them and post them to the Chatham Journal newspaper website.
If your business is located outside of Chatham County, isn’t it time you decided to move your business to Chatham County, NC?
SpaRituals and Boutique
I’m Lorie Barker owner of SpaRituals and Boutique.
Born and raised in Moore county. Till I meet my husband Eddie and we tied the knot in ’98. So we looked in Moore county, but the house we wanted in Carthage we didn’t get, Chatham so here we are. Eddie grew up in Pittsboro area. We both had children, Eddie had two beautiful girls Heather and Lynsi. I had two beautiful babies too Brandon and Karen. Brandon is our angel now. We have four beautiful grandkids Brianna, Issca, Cameron and Leah.
My business is a spa. A day of relaxing and pampering.
I got into skin care because I had really bad skin and didn’t want my kids worry about acne and blackheads like I did and get made fun of at school. Our family was poor grew up on a farm. When I started skin care I loved it a big passion for skin care and therapy modalities to treat the skin as well. Both my teens struggled with acne they loved all the treatments that got lol.
I am also a licensed nail technician. Why? My father became diabetic and needed foot care. So a few months later I went to school for nails after finishing state board for esthetician. Now I take care of my mom’s feet due to sugar. Both mom and dad; they loved the pampering too. This kind of work is like a passion and love story of my career. I love what I do.
I have been licensed since 2003. I opened my own Spa and Boutique my birthday April of 2019. The was best present ever. A lot of sweat , ladders, brushes, paint and love went into it . Thank goodness I got a handy Husband I love. I wanted it to be comfy for my clients that I love I really appreciate my clients they make my day every time I see them. I try to give a good relaxing service. What u see is what you get a passion to pamper people and help them relax, rejuvenate and repair skin.
My other passion is helping others in our local community make money too. So my boutique has handmade knitted baby items, hats, scarves, handmade soy candles, cork wallets, purses, handmade bracelets , handmade cards.
Used items etc this money goes to help others businesses in our community. Brighton, Katie Spade purse, chair yoga half ball, kids’ pictures, men’s Merrill s size 12 , used clothing for Kates closet plus more.
Our newest vendor makes bracelets handmade that goes to a scholarship. 80% off proceedings go to to fund an endowed scholarship for teachers-in-preparation at North Carolina Central University—the Sharon L. Spencer Endowed Scholarship. She needs 40,000 by June 2021 to meet goal.
So helping support my community is very important to me and spreading the love of other peoples businesses.
*SpaRituals offers manicure, pedicure, facial, ear piercing, ear candling, back massage, dry sauna, lash and brow tint , body scrub, body dry brushing , microdermabrasion, waxing of types, peels, plus so much more.
*I also offer Skin Script skin care, Opi lotions, polish. Hempz body lotion, Blinc mascara, brow mousse, eye liners, lipsense and Senegence distributor.
*What I love about having my business in Chatham.
*Small town, rural community of love. Who wouldn’t love Chatham. Plus when I started I worked in Cary area. I looked and one day my wish came true thanks to George at Salon Blue for giving my first place in Chatham to share my passion and Yvon too for a place too share my passion. Thank you ’all. Thankful for all those I’ve worked with or meet in this field.
*Stop by SpaRituals and Boutique *
*Tuesday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 8-1*
*Looking forward to seeing y’all. *
*SpaRituals & Boutique *
*23 Hwy 87 *
*Pittsboro NC 27312*
*Website for online booking – www.loriebarker.com
*Gift cards at squareup.com/gift/0HDZERR38EPBP/order
Triangle Medicare Solutions
My name is Ken Parson and I specialize in helping Medicare age people understand their health care options so that they can make an educated decision on what’s best for them. I take into consideration their health, budget, peace of mind, location, etc.. I got into this business after seeing the financial struggles that one bad decision can cause and that the ramifications can last a lifetime. Another reason I do what I do is that Medicare is so confusing and when you couple that with a potentially vulnerable population it forms a recipe for problems.
There is no cost for my services (I am compensated by the carriers). I love to do Medicare reviews for people. I am a broker so I represent many carriers and different products so we can customize and save. I don’t enroll people and run – Medicare changes constantly so I assist my clients with annual reevaluations. I have many very happy clients right here in Chatham County, some of whom I met right here on the Chatlist.
If you have a Medicare Supplement that is getting expensive I would love to take a look around for a lower priced, comparable product. If you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan during the Annual Enrollment Period that just ended but aren’t sure you made the right decision I would be happy to review this with you.
The assistance I offer includes:
Medicare Advantage Plans
Marketplace Health Care Plans
Short Term Health Care Plans
Individual Dental Plans
Hospital Indemnity Plans
Short Term Home Health Care Plans
Thank you and my contact info is as follows:
Ken Parson – Triangle Medicare Solutions
Serving God’s Purpose By Serving God’s People
Wise Solutions, LLC
We would like to first thank all of our loyal customers and professional colleagues and partners for continuing to call on us for your personal needs and for all referrals. Wise Solutions, LLC is a Chatham County based business providing licensed and insured electrical, plumbing and HVAC services. A portion of our work is connected to real estate sales and purchases as Aaron can assess and address various types of issues. Contracting with Wise Solutions eliminates involving multiple companies in preparation for sales and post-purchase repairs and replacements. Over the past eight years, hundreds of these realtor clients have continued to call on us for any HVAC, electrical and plumbing issues they have as well as refer us to their neighbors and friends. Our real estate colleagues trust us so much they use our services for their own properties as well. Other types of clients include churches, rental owners and contractors providing construction and remodeling to homeowners and small businesses.
We are honored to be listed on popular Chatham County neighborhood HOA and community lists as a trusted provider of home services and have been thriving through word of mouth since 2012. Again, thank you so much to our clients for your patronage and we welcome new clients to call on us as well. Be sure to jot down our contact information or save it to your phone:
Aaron Gibson 919-360-5722
Terri Gibson (on behalf of Wise Solutions, LLC)