Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Stamper Dry Cleaners holds ribbon cutting

Chelsea Saunooke cuts the ribbon to officially open Stamper Dry Cleaners on Monday, May 5.  (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

Chelsea Saunooke cuts the ribbon to officially open Stamper Dry Cleaners on Monday, May 5. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

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.

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