Ellett’s Embroidery – Client Celebration

INDUSTRY clothing embroidery

Wendy Ellett in store

Ellett’s Embroidery is an at-home business that grew.

“I worked out of my home for 12 years,” Wendy Ellett said. “I always wanted to be my own boss. I guess it runs in the family — I have a sister and aunt who own their own embroidery business.”

Five years ago Ellett’s moved to the Shoppes at College Park Center.…

Court House Repair – Client Celebration

INDUSTRY auto services

Brian and Gretchen with Harrison

Court House Repair is a new business that hit the ground rolling.

“We opened in July and haven’t had a slow day yet,” Brian Hughes said. “My wife Gretchen and I knew there was a need for a car and truck repair business in Charlotte Court House — we just didn’t know how much of a need.”

Hughes, who previously worked at the Charlotte County bus shop, has been in the automotive repair business 20 years.…

Meet Lin Hite

Lin HiteLin Hite is a man who enjoys his work.

“I haven’t had a bad day,” Hite said of the last year and a half he’s served as South Boston’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director. “At SBDC we look out for our clients — everyone pitches in to help with special problems or concerns.”

Hite, who grew up in a family business, understands those concerns.