Local Favorites: Meet the Members of the Volume 10 Shared Spread

Our shared spread of small businesses this year brings you 7 amazing and creative entrepreneurs. Each business offers a unique service or product with a great story behind it. For more information on where you can find these local businesses, browse The Scout Guide Directory.

Mk Skin Co

MK Skin co was thoughtfully created by licensed aestheticians, Maria Miller and Kate Umsted, who have practiced medical aesthetics for over 30 years combined. Their love for skincare and seeing skin change with powerful ingredients led them to create their own line in 2020. Their goal is to simplify your skin routine with knowledge & power packed ingredients. Shop their collection of products here or find them locally at The Well By Pavo.

Avenue Wrapping

Avenue Wrapping is a professional gift wrapping service and gift boutique for the modern family; offering sustainably made goods by artisans and other small businesses to be gifted for the home, baby, children and adults. Owner, Vanessa West, started Avenue Wrapping with a love for gift giving and an understanding that a big part of gift giving is presentation. Avenue Wrapping is located inside the Chickasaw Oaks Shopping Center, but you can also shop online here.

K & B Smooth Nutrition

Proud owner of K&B’s Smooth Nutrition, Sondra King is an entrepreneur, and nutrition enthusiast. K&B’s Smooth Nutrition creates organic, nutrient packed superfood smoothies that supports the body for increased optimal function, gut health, chronic illness, and overall wellness. Her parents had been gardeners their entire lives & she always had a passion & knowledge regarding food and their benefits. Smoothies became her thing, and she started sharing her love of blending with the world! K&B’s offers online purchase with delivery options, and has several grab n’ go locations within the city. To find a smoothie locally, click here.

Mem Fizz Tap

Memphis Tap specializes in bringing beverages & fun in an extremely aesthetically pleasing & beautiful way to an array of events in the greater Memphis area. Memphis Tap is a small, family owned business owned by Liz & Brad Barksdale. The star of the Memphis Tap show is Fizz the Tap Truck. Fizz is a Piaggio Ape from Italy that has been reconstructed into a mobile + tiny tap truck. Fizz is small enough to fit through double doors of a venue yet large enough to make a big impact everywhere she goes. Fizz offers 5 taps & has a Lindr Flash Chiller system where a warm keg will be cold within 7-10 minutes! For more information on booking Mem Fizz Tap, click here.

Shop Raye

Possessing an eye for the perfect piece and an obsession with fashion, Owner, Emily Beck, is naturally drawn to clean, timeless looks and is known for having a simple, yet chic style. Emily always dreamed of owning her own business since college, but never knew if or when God would open that door. Beck says, “I have always had friends ask me to go shopping with them, or style them for an event. What is so exciting about Raye, is that I now have the wonderful opportunity to serve other women and make them feel beautiful and confident in who God created them to be.”

Raye is an online only boutique that also offers local delivery, in addition to in-home try ons and personal styling sessions. Beck has made the process as seamless as possible and makes your life easier by bringing the shopping experience to you, in the comfort of your own home. Depending on your needs, She will curate a selection of options, handpicked to your taste and get you feeling new in no time! See her latest collection here.

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