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Meet a Business: Shelley's Gift Shop

Meet a Business is a series featuring the person behind some of your favorite locally-owned businesses.
What is your name? 
Shelley Evans

What's your hometown? 
Richmond, Virginia

What is your business name? 
Shelley's Gift Shop

How many years have you owned/managed your business? 
1

What did you want to be as a child?
Self-employed

What is the most popular item you sell?
Our candles and cookies!

What local business can you not live without?
HOPE Pharmacy (literally)

What's the first thing you do every morning to set the tone for your day?
It might sound pie in the sky, but meditate.

What tool, object, or ritual could you not live without in your workday?
Noise canceling headphones

What does the world need more of?
Rest and reflection

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Read minds

What's your favorite thing to do in Richmond when you're not in your business?
Walk around town (not supposed to be an NBC12 plug)

What's your hidden talent?
I don't know how hidden it is, but my sensitivity.

What was the first concert you ever attended?
Barney, let's go with a Barney concert.

Who do you look up to and why?
I look up to many people for different accomplishments and strengths. They give me motivation when my spirits are low and they give me support when my spirits are high.

What do you love most about Richmond?
It's home.

What's the best thing about being a local business owner? 
The connection I have with our community.
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