In 2010 I began working for Glow Tanning CO. This was my first local job experience and it changed my life forever. I never realized the importance of keeping your money local, and supporting local families until working here. Tiffany is a strong business woman who sets an amazing example. We’ve now known each other for 6 years and she's always been so supportive. I don’t know if I would even be in the position I am in today if it wasn't for her.

While working at Glow I began to have a shopping addiction at my favorite local store Ruby’s Boutique, and it wasn’t long before I began working there. Working for Ruby’s I quickly realized retail and merchandising is my passion. I began to take on new responsibilities and fell in love with the ins and outs of a running a business. I always dabbled with the idea of owning my own shop but I never really thought it was possible. In 2015 the thought of owning my store just wouldn't stop burning in my brain, but it still didn't seem like it could be my reality. It wasn't till 2016 that I realized WHY NOT?! I am young, I have friends, my husband, and family backing me, so whats stopping me? Nothing.

I absolutely adore working at Ruby’s Boutique & Red Fly Clothing, but I am ready for a new chapter in my life. If it wasn't for the positive encourage my boss has shown me I don’t even know if the idea would have ever bloomed in my head. I have learned so much working at these stores I cannot wait to apply the knowledge I have gained into my own business. And I am so happy for the life long friendships I have developed working for these amazing local stores. You will be seeing my new children's boutique opening this Fall in Downtown, Oroville, Ca.

May 29, 2016 by Carissa Aguilar