What is Meraki
Meraki is a small shop in Chatham that showcases products from over 60 local vendors. That’s right, over 60 small businesses from Chatham-Kent & surrounding area have their products displayed at Meraki.
Why Shop Local
Well, It’s a movement that is attracting the #local consumer away from large, impersonal big-box retailers and introduces them to the people doing #business in the cities where they live.
These are local
#entrepreneurs that are following their #passion, enriching your #community. When consumers supports their local business owners, they enjoys benefits they can’t possibly get from shopping at national chains.
My Journey with Meraki started as a simple conversation with my Fiancé when I decided to close down my corporation in London. I knew I wanted to open a business here in Chatham where I was born and raised & a little closer to home. I was focused on small businesses as I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart.
Once I decided to open a store that show cases all our wonderful talent here in Chatham, decisions had to be made quickly. We wanted to open before Christmas so in just a couple short weeks we turned our retail space into a wonderful consignment shop showcasing over 57 local businesses.
I’ve dipped into my creative side once again, and I’m happier than ever. We sure do have a lot of talent here in Chatham.