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Latonia’s female business owners build community

Latonia’s female business owners build community
Latonia’s female business owners build community

If you discover oneself at Ritte’s Corner, the uncommon five-way intersection in Covington’s Latonia neighborhood, just take a instant and glimpse at the storefronts that encompass you.

They market fabrics and espresso, vintage armchairs and clothes. They are purveyors of elegance and wellness, record and layout.

And they are predominantly owned by women.

10 feminine company entrepreneurs (shortly to be 11) operate 13 organizations in the Latonia Business District.

And it is not a coincidence.

Billie Kegley and Chris Kidwell are the unofficial ringleaders of the team. Kegley owns the Roost Latonia, alongside with Mona Lisa’s Collections and an incubator, Blondielocks and the A few Chairs. Kidwell opened her boutique, Local Studio 325, a 12 months and a half in the past.

“It’s the first ecosystem the place I’ve felt rooted … and supported,” clarifies Kegley. “In each facet.”