Michelle Santucci of Elgin, founder of Little Mac Boutique, will speak about her own inspiration, her four children, in the launch of her first business at its meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
The luncheon on March 9 will be held at this month's new location of Grumpy Goat Tavern, 875 Sports Way in Elgin with networking at 11:30 a.m., luncheon and program at noon. Meetings adjourn promptly at 1:30 p.m. Cost for members is $22.00 and non members - $25.00. Area women business professionals are welcome to attend. Reservations must be made for attendance no later than Tuesday, March 7, 2017 online at www.wimfoxvalley.org.
This month’s meeting is sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. It is seeking women to help build and fundraise a brighter future for Northern Fox Valley families through its 3rd Annual Women Build program in Elgin from May 9-13, 2017. Info at firstgiving.com/HabitatNFV/2017WomenBuild.
Speaker Santucci credits her four children, MacKenzie,7; Mylania, 6; Travis and Bentley 4.5 years of age as the inspiration for starting her first business, Little Mac Boutique. When MacKenzie was six months old, Santucci began selling her original hairbows online via Etsy. As time went on, she added a children’s clothing line, rainboots and many other children’s accessories.
Over time, her orders grew to over 800 per week. She now sells her products at craft shows, a biannual open house, and on the website www.littlemacboutique.com.
“Michelle is a stay-at-home mom,” said Ramona ‘Monie’ Burns, this year’s 2016-17 WIM Fox Valley president, “who took her creative talents to the next level.”
“We eagerly anticipate hearing about how this Elgin mom transformed a unique idea that provides pleasure and fun to many other mothers and children across the country.”
Burns is owner of MoMo’s Concierge Services in Elgin, which provides harmony, security and freedom at home and work through a variety of personal and professional services.
Burns added, “We warmly welcome guests to attend our meetings to find out more about WIM Fox Valley and our mission of women inspiring and mentoring.”
Upcoming speakers include: April 13 - Lisa Stamos, Quintessential Barrington Magazine; May 18 - evening dinner celebration/McGraw Wildlife.
WIM Fox Valley was founded in 1984 as the Northern Fox Valley Chapter of Women In Management. It has successfully grown and now transitioned to membership comprised of all women business professionals and entrepreneurs in a wide range of categories. Area women are invited to join. For more information visit www.wimfoxvalley.org or call membership co-chair Monica Bucek at 847-214-7258.
WIM Fox Valley welcomes Michelle Santucci of Elgin, founder of Little Mac Boutique on Thursday March 9th.