ABA September Monthly Member Highlight:
Every month we sit down with one of our amazing ABA members to get to know them a little better! For September, we spoke with Elisabeth Millspaugh, Owner of Elisabeth’s Hangar. We ask each member the same questions, providing an opportunity for our members to highlight the important work that they do in our communities. If you’re an ABA Member and would like to be considered for future Monthly Member Highlights, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Tell us about your business?
A: Elisabeth’s Hangar is a women’s boutique offering clothing and accessories for women. I try to have something for every woman. I am a brick-and-mortar store and I enjoy helping ladies with wardrobe selections to help them feel and look their best!
Q: Tell us about yourself:
A: I spent 30 years flying for UPS and retired in 2019. I opened Elisabeth’s Hangar in June of 2020. I always thought I would enjoy helping ladies find clothing and accessories that would help them feel good about themselves. I saw a need in Alton and wanted to elevate the choices to women in the area.
Q: How did your business get started?
A: My husband, Jud, was very supportive. It took us about 4 months to renovate the space and during that time, I researched vendor options and attended the Coterie show in New York City where I met most of the brand representatives for the clothing I carry in the store.
Q: What has your relationship with the Alton Business Association done for you or
A: The Alton Business Association has been a great advocate and supported my business by featuring Elisabeth’s Hangar in newsletters and Instagram.
Q: What do you value most about this community?
A: It’s small, tight knit and has great people!
Q: Why did you want to open your business in this community?
A: I feel like Alton needed a nice place for women to shop!
Q: What business accomplishment are you most proud of?