Momentum Magazine August 2018 Editon - Page 5

FRESH FACES Kristin Rutkowski WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO OPEN LILAC MEADOWS? I’ve always loved photography, and I discovered that I love taking pictures of other people. That inspired me to learn as much as I could about the field. I started taking workshops and learning about photo editing to hone my skills. Once I did that, I was inspired to share my love with others and that led me to open Lilac Meadows. My business allows me to share my passion with others. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS LOCALLY? I did not grow up in this area; I moved here in 2012. My husband grew up here and has connections to the area. What I love most about doing business locally, is that now I am making connections, too. I’m meeting new people that I wouldn’t have met if I hadn’t opened my business. By doing so, it inspires me to want to do more business in the area. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE CHAMBER? Lilac Meadows - Old Forge, PA Member since 2017 SUNDAY AUGUST 12 6:30 p.m. I decided to join the Chamber because of the connections and networking opportunities it provides. I grew up watching my stepfather doing things with the community through our local Chamber. I love how much good the Chamber does for the community. SUNDAY AUGUST 19 6:30 P.M. SUNDAY AUGUST 26 6 P.M. www.scrantonchamber.com • 5