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It’s hard to believe The Rutherford has officially been open for a year now. This year has flown by and the journey is really only just beginning. Taking a step back and spending some time to reflect on the challenges and successes, one word continues to come to mind: Community.
Some people know that I spent 3+ years as a Public Defender before changing my path to owning my own business. I first spent my time protecting and working for the community, and now my focus is bringing the community together. We didn’t just invest in a run down building on Rutherford Rd. We invested in preserving the buildings history and in creating a space that allows people to come together and celebrate.
Being an entrepreneur is tough. It means making hard decisions (that sometimes might not be the right ones). It means a lot of work. A lot of late nights and a lot of stressful days. But it also has brought a ton of joy into my life. Owning this venue has allowed me to host my own family events, including my son’s first birthday party. It has introduced me to the booming community of entrepreneurs and the people who are working to develop Greenville and better our home. It has allowed me to watch the beginning of so many love stories, which reminds me to never take for granted the love and support my husband continually shows me. But I think the biggest joy of all is knowing that this is only the beginning. There are more events to host, more memories to be made, and an even stronger community to build.