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Thursday, October 07, 2010

I and E Club: October Meeting 2010

Passion for Pets Becomes Paws-itive Business

Hear More Oct. 13 at I&E Club Meeting

On the east end of Evansville is a full-service pet store called Big Sweeties Pet Supply Center. It’s more than food and toys and cleaning supplies; it’s also a place where dogs can be groomed to look their best and homeless cats have hope for adoption.

Big Sweeties is the result of pet-passionate owner and entrepreneur Xandra Kashkashian. Kashkashian is the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club, set for Wednesday, Oct. 13. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., in the lower level of the Eager Economy Building at 7 E. Main St., Evansville.

Big Sweeties has grown from one store in Evansville to several in southern Wisconsin. At the club meeting, Kashkashian will talk about her business experiences, pitfalls, ups and downs. Prior to developing Big Sweeties, Kashkashian worked as a national sales trainer, and owned 23 Nutrisystem store franchises. She traded Chicago and a pressure-cooker corporate life for life in Evansville. Never idle, she saw the potential of combining her pet passion with her business savvy, and launched Big Sweeties.

After Kashkashian’s presentation, participants will have time for networking and refreshments. The sponsor for this month’s refreshments is another entrepreneur, Cathy Cryor Burgweger, who recently opened Franklin Grove Etc., in Attica. Just minutes from Evansville, Franklin Grove is a charming place where patrons can order food, enjoy a drink and shop for that perfect antique or resale item. The business is in a restored blacksmith shop on the edge of the Sugar River. Cryor Burgweger is not only the proprietor, she also is a realtor affiliated with Sugar River Crossing Realty.

Sponsors and donations enable the club to offer free meetings. For more information, contact club President John Gishnock at 608-882-6656, or Sue Berg, vice president of marketing and outreach, at 608-882-0986.

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