Biz Briefs of the Week: April 4, 2013

Derby Darling Trunk Show At Off Broadway

To celebrate the Kentucky Derby, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, 4600 Shelbyville Road, Suite 201, will host a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27, with Something Special, a leading wholesaler in high-fashion headwear since 1983. The trunk show will feature a photo booth and a drawing for tickets to the Kentucky Derby. Off Broadway Shoes is owned by Deichmann Group, one of the largest privately owned shoe retailers in the world, with more than 2,000 stores throughout Europe and the US. Off Broadway Shoes has more than 70 locations from coast to coast and a vast selection of over 30,000 pairs of women’s, men’s and kids footwear in every store – all on display and easy to find, at 25 to 60 percent off department store prices. They offer high fashion, first quality, current season styles from top designer and name brands as well as a huge selection of proprietary brands.

Non-Profit Hires New President After 10 Years

Northeast Christian Church says goodbye to their former Minister of Men’s & Women’s studies, Groups and Marriage Ministries as Mom’s Closet Resource Center, Inc. (MCRC) hires Laura Wingfield as their new President of Operations. Laura started at MCRC on February 18.

Laura comes to MCRC after having worked for the past 15 years in non-profit and ministry focused careers. Laura was ordained into ministry in 2005 by Northeast Christian Church.

Mom’s Closet Resource Center (MCRC) has been in business for 10 years. Founder, and former President, COO, Sheila Day, felt it was time for her to focus more on the fundraising aspect of the center. She made a request to the board to bring in a new president to focus on the daily operations of the office, and to work with the programs offered to the single moms in our community.

Day said the company is looking at the possibility of opening a sister chapter in the eastern part of Kentucky.

MCRC is a liaison between single moms and the resources and services in the Louisville Metro area. The center partners with other resources, businesses and agencies in the community. MCRC is not welfare or charity, but rather a helping hand up and a tool to assist moms seeking an education. MCRC offers various programs for the moms and their children. MCRC is dedicated to developing the potential of single mothers in the state of Kentucky with encouragement and education, and by setting a good example through a Christian viewpoint.


Headz Salon, 8002 New LaGrange Road, has announced a new and fun “Prettiest Feet” contest in a search to find Headz Salon’s new pedicure foot model to appear on the company’s website.

The winner will be the featured foot model on the Headz Salon website for six months and receive three free pedicures from Headz Salon. Additional prizes from Boutique Serendipity, The Willow Tree and Flo Gallery will be given to the winner. Three semi-finalists will also receive a free pedicure from Headz Salon and participate in a professional photo shoot.

Send a photo of your pretty feet to anytime between April 5-26. All participants will receive 25 percent off any one service at Headz Salon.

Submissions must include your name, phone number and address. Only one entry per person. Must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase required.

Crush on Derby boutique at The Summit

Just in time for the 2013 Kentucky Derby, Crush Boutique of Middletown has opened a pop-up location at The Summit full of Derby dresses, hats, accessories and more. Located between Versona Accessories and Kay Jewelers at the popular east Louisville shopping center, Crush on Derby will carry coveted local and national designers’ goods. The 2,500-square-foot, locally-owned boutique helps make The Summit shopping center Louisville’s go-to location for all things Derby. Crush on Derby will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. through May 15.

Debbie Russell, owner of Crush on Derby, said the store orders limited quantities, so customers can feel confident they are wearing something special. Crush on Derby also works with local milliners to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces for anyone who can’t find the perfect hat or fascinator.

Stylish designer dresses from Julie Brown, Tracy Negoshian, Judith March, Hazel, Joy Joy and more are available. Locally-made Derby hats from Jana’s Hat Box, Anita Hat Company and HEADcANDI are for sale, as well as on-trend offerings from nationally-recognized hat makers Toucan, Scala and Giovannio. Crush on Derby has the latest in accessories including local artisans Lulubelle’s and W&M Custom Jewelry, along with colorful men’s belts and bowties from Vineyard Vines’ latest Kentucky Derby collection. For more information about Crush on Derby, call 502.253.1350 or visit their Facebook page “Crush Boutique Louisville.”

The Summit is located at 4300 Summit Plaza Drive. Shops at The Summit are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit