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Author & Artis Sharon Willett
Sharon has a new book "Driven" that has just released. She also has beautiful glass mosiac pieces for sale in our gift shop!
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My name is Sherrie Ogren and I own Edgerton Giftery. We are located in the small town of Howard City, MI.
Originally from Rockford, MI - I spent most of my life growing up. We lived on the outskirts of town and next to farmers. I went to a 2-room schoolhouse that was located on 13-mile road. Walked to school every day. The name of my school was Edgerton. Which has a big part in how I picked out my Gift store name. We are also located on Edgerton Street (Main St) in Howard City.
Being in the Direct Sales business for 5 years selling high quality jewelry and handbags wa where I got started . Within that time, I rented a store front window from which used to be Creekside Computers. I rented the window and left my catalogs in the computer store. People would call me and set appointments to see my products. I did that for 2 years.
The building then sold to what now is Howard City Pet Grooming. This is where I continued to grow and got my start in the gift shop business.
My goal in business is to help other entrepreneurs to build their business in a small business group setting. Building our small-town community and telling everyone's story. It's so exciting to learn about each other and help one another grow! It has been awesome growing with wonderful artists, consignors, vendors, hobbyists and LLC's.
My husband and I have been married for 24 years. We have 5 children ,11 grandchildren 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Our life has been full of many ups as well as downs throughout our time together. My husband loves to Kayak and is an incredibly fun person to be with. I love being with my family, just being with them, helping them to make important decisions and just have fun.
Being around people is what I love! My goal in business is to help another entrepreneur to build their business in a small business group setting. Building our small-town community and telling everyone's story. So exciting to learn about each other and help one another grow.