Support Breast Cancer with Embrace Your Sisters During “Tea At 2”

Embrace Your Sisters is an organization that is doing amazing things for women with breast cancer. Their main focus is to  provide emergency financial assistance to those recently diagnosed with breast cancer. They enable these woman to concentrate on their recovery instead of worrying about how they are going to support themselves and their families. Having to undergo treatment for breast cancer is a stressful enough and most women are unable to working during these hard times. The grant money that is provided can be used for medical bills as well as personal expenses such as mortgage payments, utilities, and other necessary expenses. From Drop Box On Sunday, May 22nd at Steamboat Landing in Canandaigua, Embrace Your Sisters is putting on their 5th annual Tea at 2 event between the hours of 2 and 5pm. This is going to be a fun filled event consisting of a tea, of course, a fashion show,and a silent auction, which Wick-edly Sent has donated a gift basket for. Tickets for this event are only $25 and all the proceeds raised during the event will benefit Embrace Your Sisters in providing emergency funds for people with Breast Cancer. Tickets can be purchased at various locations in Canandaigua including Icon Salon, The Country Ewe, Wildflowers, Steamboat Landing, and Bubilu; all of which are  located right on Main St. in downtown...

Cinco De Mayo Fund Raiser Success

On Friday, May 6th, Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company took part in a fund raiser for St. Mary’s School in Canandaigua.  The Cinco De Mayo Celebration was more than just an average fundraiser.  An exotic dinner with spicy chicken, horchata, and dessert, live music, and a great silent auction.  We donated a gift basket that raised money for the silent auction, however, there was also a live auction that raised more. From Drop Box My good friend Donna Bennett strut her dance moves giving everyone, including myself, a salsa lesson.  The event was located at Steamboat Landing, with a great view of Canandaigua...

Wild Women Domestic Violence Benefit

The Wild Woman are once again sponsoring an event to support the Family Counselling Service of the Finger Lakes. This will be the sixth year that the Wild Women have joined with local charities to give back to those in our community. This year the sole beneficiary of the fundraiser will be the FCS Domestic Violence Program, which offers a much needed  support for women and children who have fallen victim to domestic violence. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Roseland Bowl right in Canandaigua. The evening will include fun for family and friends including bowling, refreshments and prizes to be won. Many local business, including Wick-edly Sent, have offered donations that will be raffled off during the event to assist in raising funds for FCS. This year Wick-edly Sent put together a gift basket with our Bath and Body line including body wash, body lotion, and soap. So, pencil in your calendars and save the date! Lets all get together at Roseland Bowl on the 20th of May to help support the community as well as a great cause. Your support will be appreciated!        ...

Wick-edly Sent Receives Retailer of the Year Award

On Friday, February 4th, Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company received an award for “Retailer of the Year” by the Greater Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization with over 800 members in the Canandaigua area, including the Finger Lakes of New York.  Every year the Chamber awards businesses and people who have generously donated time, money, efforts, and who are considered business leaders, not just in the philanthropic aspect, but as pillars of the business world. Wick-edly Sent was honored by this prestigious award, which stands proudly in the store on South Main Street.  When Alison Grems, president of the Canandaigua Chamber, announce all the achievements and noteworthy causes that Wick-edly Sent has been involved in, I was one many who were in awe.  Having been involved with so many organizations, and being committed to the community, as well as the interest to our customers takes so much time that one can literally forget all the impressions he or she can leave.  Thank God someone was keeping track because I wasn’t.   The award meant so much more than just being recognized, it was sign that small businesses can truly reign and not just survive.  Thinking that awards like these were only given to major corporations, the surprise literally left me speechless. Not too speechless to thank our wonderful staff, who have been so instrumental to our success.  They listen, more importantly give feedback when important issues or decisions become necessary.  Having people you trust and respect as part of your working family means a great deal.  And our customers new and...

Clara finds America and Wick-edly Sent

Ah, Austria, rich in history, scenic beauty, and music.   Mozart, Falco, and let’s not forget the Sound of Music.  Recently we’ve discovered an Austrian from Couchsurfing, a site where people literally crash on stranger’s couches. These people, usually students, writers, artists, are travelling the world, and need to stay just for the night, or a week.  Our friends Bryan and Christin Babcock,  are the brave couple who let their couch become the rotating hostel for couchsurfers have had incredible luck.  In turn, we’ve been fortunate to meet these wonderful souls who are young, eager, incredibly happy, and love America. The latest intrepid is Clara Meier, who is an accomplished writer from Austria whose travels she keeps in her blog: http://claratouring.wordpress.com She goes back to school in September, where she is studying to become a journalist.  While she is here in America, she’s been to Washington DC, New York, Boston, and yes, the thriving metropolis of Canandaigua. While her hosts are busy working, she is discovering America in unusual ways.  Her latest post talks about gelato, and how American food differs from Austrian food.  She asked if she could help us at the store, and find out how small businesses do business. Clara is helping today us today, cutting olive oil soap and labeling different lotions.  This week she will be discovering all about crafting soaps, lotions, and candles.  She is fascinated about shea butter, didn’t realize that it came from a tree, and we were surprised how well she can pour without spilling. We will be sorry to see Clara go, but look forward to when she decides...

Art and Music Festival in Canandaigua

The Canandaigua Art and Music Festival is once again going on until Sunday, July 18th, 10am to 6pm.  There’s plenty of artists, including our own Karen Miller painting her beautiful watercolors.  Main Street looks great with incredible vendor booths including Maple sugar cotton candy, jewelry, music, and T-shirts bearing this year’s poster. We’ve also been busy with our 100% soy candles, including our new soy votive candles.  Mango is still our scent of the month, including our luscious foaming body scrub, and other natural bath and body products such as our lotions. Here are some more photos to share. We hope to see you in our store soon, if you stop by, try our foaming body scrub!  Our hot seller for the...