Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers: Michelle Smith

Position: Owner of Gather; prop stylist, photographer and illustrator; founder of the Rock & Shop Market

Favorite accomplishment: “Creating a community in the Triangle that celebrates maker entrepreneurs, and helping to revitalize specific under-appreciated neighborhoods in downtown Durham, Raleigh and now Cary.”

Motivation: “To create what I wish existed, and to create more dynamic and interwoven communities.”

Biggest challenge: “Working capital. Gather is self-funded and I need to raise about $35,000 to help the business grow. I am looking into Small Business Administration loans and crowdfunding.”

Guiding philosophy: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Fun fact: “I’ve always wanted to renovate a barn into a home and live in it.”

Advice: “Be nimble and learn to roll with the punches.”
 


B.J. Lambdin

 

Daniel Whittaker

 

Paige Dick

 

Zankhna Parekh

 

Barry Richburg

 

Michelle Smith

 

Shawn Chase

 

Dr. Allan Acton

 

Kenneth Combs

 

Joshua Mauney

 

Christopher Saleh

Trey Bailey

 

Karla Nantz

 
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