Sister’s Closet named Business of the Year
My Sister’s Closet in Spanish Fork has been named the recipient of the 2017 Business of the Year Award by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 2010, Aaron and Sarah Stern rolled into town as new move in’s from California. They arrived late in the night and found that they were locked out of their new house and spent the night in their car waiting till the next day to get into their new place. They then quickly went to work putting together a strategy to duplicate a business model Sarah had developed in California by selling clothing in a boutique-style setting here in Spanish Fork. They were successful in purchasing a small storefront location on Main Street. From there, they had the beginnings of what has since grown into a dynamic destination for shoppers not just Utah County but throughout the country.
Today, My Sister’s Closet serves the local community with its Main Street store, which has since moved a few buildings away from its original location, while also serving customers throughout the United in our historic Main Street area State and Canada through its online store. of town. Aaron’s input and contributions Aaron and Sarah have involved themselves have been a valuable resource for this with several local organizations to group as it helped bring the movies in the help serve the community and promote park and food truck rally events to Spanish commerce throughout the city. Fork as well as helping to launch the
Aaron is currently serving as a board DT on Main website. Aaron has been a member on the chamber board of directors. phenomenal addition to the chamber of One of his roles has been to help commerce and its board of directors; his develop a subcommittee called Downtown involvement has truly been an asset to the on Main with Aaron serving as the community. committee chair. This group began as Not to be outdone, Sarah has also a byproduct of recommendations made become part of programs that help the through the 2015 CPAT project in Spanish community in a very personal way. Each Fork. A few Main Street merchants year, My Sister’s Closet with Sarah’s supervision and property owners came together along donates a significant amount of with Spanish Fork City Economic Director surplus clothing to Tabitha’s Way to help Dave Anderson to brainstorm ideas in its fundraising efforts. Tabitha’s Way for promoting growth and commerce, especially is a food pantry located in Spanish Fork that raises operational funds through recycling clothing that is donated to it by local residents via donation bins found throughout southern Utah County. These clothing donations go a long way toward fighting hunger for countless families in Spanish Fork and its surrounding areas. Sarah’s willingness to reach out and find ways to use her resources to help other individuals and organizations thrive is one example of how she as well as Aaron are making a difference for good.
American Legion Post 68 was honored as the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s January Business of the Month.
Sarah and Aaron Stern