Location: 408 Broadway, Fargo
What does it mean for your business to win?
"This is an enormous honor to be recognized in our community, there are so many amazing boutiques in the Red River Valley," Ashley Morken, Unglued owner said. "It's an honor to work with more than 300 local makers throughout the region and work with our communities. That is what makes Unglued, Unglued. We are connecting more than 300 small businesses with our customers. Unglued doesn't exist without the makers."
What makes Unglued unique?
"We are a modern, handmade gift shop. We support, recognize and connect people with more than 300 makers, crafters and artists. We host events to support creativity for our customers," Morken said. "Our events are really important to us, they mean a lot to us, we give customers the opportunity to meet the makers and take on creative endeavors. We connect people to their creative side."
What do you hear from customers who shop at Unglued?
"This is their happy place. People leave positive, happy and inspired to try something new themselves," Morken said. "Customers say they wish they had a store like Unglued in their hometown."
Second Place: Kittsona
Third Place: SCHEELS Fusion Boutique