We make a special effort to get involved in our community here at Clipzone. Here are a few of the things we’ve been up to in the last couple of months.
FAB! Luncheon - April 10th
For April’s FAB! Luncheon, the guest speaker was someone right up our alley: Heather Bagby of the Summit Salon Business Center. As the Director of Development for Summit, Heather helps salons find the management solutions they need to grow. She also owns a salon and a cosmetology school. Heather’s talk titled “Men, Women, and Work” was entertaining, enlightening, and invigorating.
The featured non-profit for April was Growing Anderson, which fits well with the beginning of Spring. Growing Anderson creates community gardens in empty lots throughout our community. These gardens help build connections within the community, provide healthy food, and more.
2nd Annual Steppin’ Out Fashion Show - March 17th
The Anderson Noon Exchange Club is dedicated to helping the community, and one of the ways they help is by working to prevent child abuse. The Steppin’ Out Fashion Show is built with this in mind, and proceeds from the event benefited the Family Resource Center, a child abuse prevention agency.
Clipzone was a premier sponsor for the fashion show that featured styles for women, men, children, and prom from Carson’s, White House Black Market, Francesca’s, Constance’s, and, of course, Clipzone. In addition to the fashion show, there were also door prizes, a silent auction, and voting on tablescapes to raise even more for the Family Resource Center.
FAB! Luncheon - March 13th
In March, the FAB! Luncheon was honored to host State Representative Terri Austin. Terri was first elected to the General Assembly in 2002, and was recently elected to her seventh term. She proudly represents the city of Anderson and parts of Madison County. In addition to being a representative, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana State Museum and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. Her talk “Changing the Status of Women ... Why 'Leaning In' Will Make a Difference” shared stories about Indiana women in business and included lessons from Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.
March’s featured non-profit was the Anderson Noon Exchange Club’s Bids for Kids. Bids for Kids is another way which Anderson Noon Exchange works to prevent child abuse. Last year the annual auction raised over $65,000 to help the Family Resource Center.
Best of Madison County
Clipzone cleaned up at annual Best of Madison County survey conducted by the Anderson Herald Bulletin. Twice as many people voted this year, and we’re proud to find ourselves at the top of their lists. Clipzone won the Best Day Spa and Best Salon awards. Owner and Instructor JB Shelton won the Best Stylist award
2014 FAB! Award - Nicole EiCks
The FAB! Award honors a Female Active in Business who excels professionally in Madison County, contributes to the community, supports the growth of the FAB program, and personally mentors and supports women.
This year the award went to Nicole Eicks, founder and owner of Clipzone. She is also an owner of The Salon Professional Academy Anderson, and part owner of Summit Salon Business Center. In addition to mentoring women and stylists through Clipzone, she also helps other salons across the country through Summit Salon.