By Sue Moore
Hundreds of people are expected to descend upon Schoolcraft for the largest Wind + James event the business has sponsored since starting in business. It is called Boss Babe Expo and will take place on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new facility at 555 E. Eliza Street.
“We want to connect women entrepreneurs, so they can build and grow their businesses. Over 45 vendors have registered for this event that is all about women supporting women by working together,” said Windy Clark, the owner of Wind + James. “We will have crafters, bakers, beauty art, wellness, fitness, fashion and more.”
The Boss Babe Expo will feature favorite women-led brands and businesses, DIY workshops, fitness classes, influencers, craft cocktails, jams and bites. Clark said she was looking for and curating the best selection of boutiques, jewelers, artist, calligraphers, beauticians, crafters, designers, photographers, florist, bakers, caterers, baristas and more to be vendors at the event. Clark plans to make Boss Babe Expo the ultimate girls day out. “The goal is to bring customers the brightest and most ‘of the moment’” experiences for one epic event!”
It’s a free event for those who come to see what the vendors have to offer, according to Clark. There will be entertainment and an Organic Gypsy food truck. The Millennium Group is doing a mini taco station. Skylar Yoo is selling a T-shirt designed especially for the Boss Babe Expo that says, “Girls to the Front.” The whole thing will take place in the courtyard of the Wind + James facility, Clark said.
A fundraiser within the event is a Pointe Shoe Paint Party. The cost is $25 per shoe plus paint for people to unleash their creativity, said Clark. Proceeds benefit the Traveling Tutus, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the joy of dance to children worldwide. They are also collecting gently used dancewear and recital costumes.