Monday, November 18, 2013

Frederick Faces: Peggi Joy

Photos by Natural Artistry Photography
Peggi Joy has always wanted to help others improve their lives. Twenty years a social worker, Joy opened A Perfect Fit Bra Boutique in 2011 and has been enjoying give women a kick of confidence with each purchase. “I get hugs and smiles,” says Joy, “It is still the biggest kick of my day to see her confidence and individual beauty shine through.”

Joy, who has lived in the Frederick area for most of her life, decided to open A Perfect Fit while working the Frederick Memorial Hospital Cancer Center. “I thought the ladies of Frederick should have a place they could shop for their bras that was convenient and a more normalized experience. The bra fitting training is so much more in-depth in reference to prosthetics and I quickly learned how bras impact breast and back health.”

For Joy, Downtown Frederick offers the perfect setting for her boutique. “[Downtown Frederick is] committed to bringing something more to the Frederick scene beyond the everyday big box store offerings,” notes Joy, “having grown up here, I have seen Downtown Frederick come full circle from its heyday. It’s wonderful to see it so vital!”

When asked what she would do if she hadn’t opened her boutique, Joy admits, “I am a closet Broadway singer wannabe!” 

Video by Archai Media

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Frederick Faces: Sean Norris

Photos by Natural Artistry Photography

Owning Edgeworks Knife & Supply Co. was not always Sean Norris’s ambition. “This was nowhere in my dreams growing up or even in school,” Norris said, who began working at Edgeworks in 2001 following his high school graduation. After graduating from Frederick Community College with an associate’s degree in computer science, Norris explored a variety of career paths. He dabbled in everything from electrical work, a janitorial position, and information technology. 

When Edgeworks, which opened in 1993, was for sale Norris re-evaluated his career calling. “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to [computer] program for a living because I didn’t see myself liking it.” But he was sure that he liked working at the knife shop, so Norris purchased the place in 2008 and left the rest behind.

The Ijamsville native wouldn’t want his shop located anywhere else. He values the support from everyone in the Downtown Frederick community. For Norris, Downtown Frederick is a perfect location. He likes that Frederick brings a balance between city life and countryside. He continued, “It lets you just relax and enjoy things."

Check out a behind the scenes look at this week's Frederick Face by Archai Media:

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