By AMBLE SMOKER
ONE FEATHER STAFF
Chelsea Saunooke, an EBCI tribal member from the Wolfetown community, held a small ribbon cutting on Monday, May 5 to officially open Stamper Dry Cleaners, a full-service dry cleaner with services done on location.
“I came up with the name Stamper Dry Cleaners to honor my late grandmother Roxie Stamper,” she said. “The family and I loved her dearly. She was a woman who did great and creative things. I aspire to be like her and feel that servicing my community is a great way to start.”
Saunooke is the latest in a series of EBCI entrepreneurs taking strides to build their own businesses in Cherokee. The idea came during a conversation with a friend about entrepreneur opportunities enrolled members should seek. Within a week of discussing the idea, local networking afforded her the opportunity to purchase equipment from a local business and built the foundation to set up Stamper Dry Cleaners.
“Stamper Dry Cleaners is a business that I want the community to be proud of and encourage members to take advantage of local services provided by enrolled members in Cherokee,” explained Saunooke.