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    Chatting with Stephanie from Yarid’s

    How long have you been with Yarid’s? I am in my ninth year. Yarid’s is a fantastic company. 2018 will be our 100th year. I think what is so fantastic is that it is almost impossible to find a small, locally-owned business that’s been open for 100 years. They are obviously doing something right. It’s exciting for me to be part of that. What impact do you hope to have in the lives of your customers? Trust is a big deal to me. Sometimes that means you may not get the sale necessarily, but they are going to come back because they trust you and what you’re telling them. We…

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    Catherine and Whitney of Punch Boutique!

    You all took over Punch Boutique in May. At what moment did you decide that taking over the business was what you wanted to do? Whitney Greene: I have always had a passion for both the apparel industry and entrepreneurship. When the previous owner approached us about purchasing the business in late spring, we knew at that moment we didn’t want Roanoke to lose such an amazing business in the community. It was an amazing opportunity neither of us felt like we could pass up—and the support from our customers really affirmed our decision. I knew that it was something I couldn’t do without Catherine though, as we both have…