Business Source July - August 2018 - Page 53

Britni Lynn Knable How long have you lived and/or worked in Clark or Floyd counties: 33 years Where do you work and please tell us about your job responsibilities: Owner/Operator of House of K Boutique Owner/Milliner of Headcandi House of K Boutique is a Special Occasion & Accessories Boutique featuring gowns for any occasion! We just opened up in Downtown New Albany Feb. 1. I travel to the different markets in Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago to find all the best gowns to bring to New Albany. I love helping top off the look with all the right accessories to make the outfit extra special! Headcandi was founded in 2003 as I entered into fashion design school. Designing custom hats and fascinators for all race-day needs. Along with designing custom bridal veils and accessories. Please tell us about your definition of 24 July / August 2018 leadership — both in the workplace and in volunteer efforts: Leadership, I am the youngest of four, so my siblings have taught me everything I know about being a leader. My parents taught me with their actions and not just their words. I come from an entrepreneurial family and have learned that leadership starts from the bottom. Learning how to do all jobs within your job and having respect for each part of your job. To me a leader is someone who treats every- one with respect along the way and knows how to get the job done! Please tell us about all volunteer efforts that are important to you and why: Volunteering is something that I am going to focus more on in the upcoming years. I was really involved in High school and college. Now that I have my business stable it is an area that I plan to focus on. I try my best to donate to different organizations when it is possible for headcandi and House of K. In your opinion, what is the single best thing about being invo lved — living or working — in Southern Indiana and why: I have lived in Southern Indiana pretty much my whole life. For college I moved away to Chi- cago and New York City for five Years. I love love Southern Indian, there is no place like it. I grew up in Floyds Knobs, but after mov- ing to the Big City I knew when i moved back I wanted to live in downtown New Albany. I have lived and worked in Downtown New Albany for the past seven years. I love the com- munity that is so supported of each other and the fact that I can walk to work is great! If you could put your time and/or money into one thing in Southern Indiana to make it better, what would it be and why: Well I can say that I think Mayor Jeff Gahan and his team are doing a fabulous job! Develop- ers Steve Resch and Matt Chalfant are making dreams come true in Downtown. I think the direction we are going in is making huge change for all of our features. I would say the one thing I think we need is something like a PineWood Social like they have in Nashville.