Up & Coming Weekly

June 04, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 5-11, 2019 UCW 7 JUN 16 JUN 27 U P C O M I N G E V E N T S 159 MAXWELL STREET, FAYETTEVILLE (910) 483-8133 | FAYBIZ.COM JUN 30 J U N E 10 New Member Orientation Chamber Board Room 159 Maxwell St. 11:30 AM J U N E 12 Government Affairs Open Meeting Chamber Board Room 159 Maxwell St. 4:00 PM J U N E 17 Doing Business With Fort Bragg Army Corps of Engineers Chamber Board Room 159 Maxwell St. 11:30 AM Perruque Boutique has been named the June 2019 Small Business of the Month by the Greater Fayetteville Chamber. The award is designed to showcase a small business Chamber-member for its contribution in growing a greater Fayetteville/ Cumberland County. Award selections are based on outstanding business practices, strong customer service, positive community contributions and dedication to growing the economy. The story of the Perruque wig shop is a very personal one for owner Joann Yost. Her husband, Master Sergeant Anthony Yost, was killed in Iraq in 2005. "I was diagnosed with cancer 10 years after my husband died, on the 10 year anniversary of his death," said Joann, known as JoJo. Since she knows how terrifying that diagnosis is, she started a business to help those going through the same thing. "I came up with my business while I sat in a chemo chair. I do my best to give everyone the comfort and personalized service that they need to feel beautiful on their journey. The name perruque (pronounced purr-roook) means wig in French. "I have trademarked my business and an event called Brave, Bold & Beautiful," Yost said. "This event is for survivors of any length of time. I have stylists and makeup artists come in and do complete makeovers for survivors. We style hair and wigs for free. I then provide lunch from Jersey Mike's and give survivors swag bags! It's a great time." She is also on the voucher programs for several hospitals....Cape Fear Valley, First Health and Scotland County. "I assist survivors by helping them find resources on their journey," Yost said. Their nominator said that "JoJo is a cancer survivor and Gold Star spouse. She has taken something tragic and turned it into something positively amazing. She helps customers on their cancer journey first, and sells the wigs second. I have seen first-hand, working for and with her, how the customers react and how much they feel comfort in knowing that they have someone they can talk to or a shoulder to cry on. If you have not taken the time to visit JoJo and Perruque Boutique, I hope that you will. It is an experience that is one in a million to everyone that comes in. This business is constantly giving back to the cancer community. Jojo never lets anyone leave her shop without feeling like a million dollars, no matter what their situation is." There are others she helps look great: "I sell wigs to anyone wanting a new look. I have a passion for cancer survivors, those on a medical journey and those with alopecia. I love to help those in the LGBTQ community," she added, "and those that like discretion and privacy. My wigs never discriminate and I welcome anyone looking for a wig." She added, "I do sell wigs to everyone that would like one. Wigs are a fashion statement and can easily help anyone change their look without damaging their own hair." She added, "It's more than a wig boutique to me, it is an experience." Find her at 3037-F Boone Trail Extension in Fayetteville, www.wigsfayettevillenc.com and on Facebook @PurruqueBoutique. Persons interested in nominating a small business (50 or fewer employees) can do so on the Chamber's website www.faybiz.com. The business must be a Greater Fayetteville Chamber member. Nominators should be able to detail why they are nominating this business by addressing outstanding business practices, strong customer service, and dedication to growing the economy. They should also provide a brief description of community involvement and/or charitable donations to the community. "We feel it's important to recognize those small businesses which are a driving force in our local economy, and in fact, nationally," said Christine Michaels, Chamber President and CEO. "Almost 80 percent of the Chamber's roughly 700 members have 50 or fewer employees," Michaels said, "so it's a significant part of our mission to support small business." Perruque Boutique Named Chamber Small Business of the Month

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