Four small business owners will each make a pitch at Wheeling Heritage’s Show of Hands event on Sept. 26. The event, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street, invites attendees to vote for the project they feel is the most worthwhile. The winning presenter will leave with about $4,000 for his or her business expansion.
At the event, owners of the following businesses will be making presentations:
Attention to Detail, a car detailing company located at 452 Main Street in North Wheeling, is looking to expand with an indoor facility. This would allow them to add services and be able to detail cars year-round. The company has seen tremendous growth since opening in 2016, and the addition of a steel building will allow them to stay open and provide much-needed car maintenance services during the winter months.
East Wheeling Clay Works is hoping to expand and help grow the arts community in Wheeling. The pottery studio, located at 747 Main Street in North Wheeling, would like to renovate their basement to offer larger classes and provide studio space for artists and community members.
Nail City Record is a new addition to downtown. The business originally opened in Elm Grove, but recently relocated to the third floor of the McClain Building, 40 12th Street. Since moving, they’ve welcomed customers from all around the country to Wheeling’s downtown. To continue to grow, they would like to add sound equipment and interactive displays in-store, as well as signage to attract visitors to their new space.
Wheeling Threads, a local design company, is looking to open a storefront downtown. The business currently sells its Wheeling-inspired designs online, but would like to move into a physical location. They would use Show of Hands funding for rent, signage, and screen-printing materials for events.