Meet the Owners: Stacy

You’re probably still thinking, “who ELSE runs this thing?”…

Meet Stacy Jobe Lea, Co-Owner of Indie Trunk Show! Stacy is an OSU grad and a former financial analyst in the natural gas industry. She left the corporate world to be at home with her son and lives in Oklahoma City. Stacy is married to Jeremy, and they have one kiddo.

Stacy is the numbers gal behind Indie. She keeps the accounts balanced and the budget on track! She’s also our social media guru. Did you know that social media plays a huge part in the success of your favorite local Oklahoma businesses? By following the businesses you love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you help to increase the visibility of these local faves! By liking and commenting on their posts, you help others to discover the local spots you love!

Stacy loves building relationships with other local creative entrepreneurs. In Oklahoma City, many business owners have embraced collaboration over competition. Have you noticed all of the awesome collaborations going on between shop owners and vendors… photographers and floral designers… mobile boutiques and brick-and-mortars…? Oklahoma City is building its locally-owned empire, and it’s a beautiful scene!

Stacy and Karen share a common hobby: shopping. This is a huge reason why Indie Trunk Show exists. Both owners set out to make Indie a shopping experience. One that is fun, one that shows shoppers new products, and one that loves its Oklahoma community.

Come out to the fairgrounds on May 14th to see it!

 

Meet the Owners: Karen

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You’re probably thinking, “who runs this thing?”…

Meet Karen Jobe, Co-Owner of Indie Trunk Show! Karen is a retired Reading Specialist and lives just outside OKC in the small town of Noble. Her love of crafting and creating is central to what we do. Karen is married to Tom, and they have 2 grown children, Stacy (the other owner of Indie) and Kevin.

Indie Trunk ShowKaren is the mapping genius behind Indie. Organizing over 200 vendors can get crazy, and she gets them all spaced out and perfectly aligned. Did you know there are 13 categories of vendors at Indie? From jewelry to woodworking, we have a little bit of everything that Oklahoma has to offer.

Oh! And EVERY vendor is an Oklahoman! Karen has lived in Oklahoma her whole life, so shopping locally is important to her. When you shop local, so much more of your dollar stays in the community! And when you buy from a local maker, they are more likely to spend their earnings at other local establishments!

In her spare time, Karen loves to shop. One of her favorite things is stumbling upon new local makers and encouraging them in their business. That’s the reason behind Indie’s workshops. We want to provide local makers and crafters with the tools they need to be successful in today’s creative business market. Karen is passionate about building a community of local Oklahoma makers that work together instead of competing with each other. That’s what Indie Trunk Show is all about!

We hope you can make it to our May 14th show at the fairgrounds, we would love to meet you!

 

Socks!

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Did you know that socks are one of the most-needed items of people experiencing homelessness?

At our May 14th Indie Trunk Show, we will be collecting new socks! As you enter, just drop a few pairs of socks off at the door! We will take them to Oklahoma City’s Homeless Alliance, where they will get them to the people that need them most!

Speaking of the Homeless Alliance! This is an incredible organization that you MUST check out. Their vision is to completely end homelessness in Oklahoma City. They have gathered the best organizations and agencies and put them under one roof at the Homeless Alliance resource center downtown. Attached to the offices is a day shelter.

There are many opportunities to help out at the Homeless Alliance! From working in the day shelter kitchen, to donating needed items, there is something for everyone.

Check out their website here: homelessalliance.org

We Can’t Wait to See These at the Show!

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We cannot wait for you to see these amazing local products at the May show!

The Wild Sprout is a holistic and completely natural bath and body care concept that takes pride in using ingredients that are taken directly from nature. Her products are mindfully crafted with the highest quality, natural, wild-harvested, and organic ingredients available. We are super excited to try this Mermaid Hair!

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The Elle Cole Company is passionate about blankets and accessories for your little ones. From the very first moments they are born they want to help keep them cozy and stylish.

Owner, Taryn, is a wife and mother of three, twin girls who are 6 and a little boy who is 2. She gains inspiration from them daily and her passion and drive to succeed are found in her children. She knows how important your babies are because hers are so important to her as well.

Elle Cole Company is her creative dream and just the first step to a much larger dream she hopes to be able to share in the future. For now, creating, hand making, and designing for you is her main focus.

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Oh Hello Design Co. creates gorgeous door hangers and will even customize them for you! From holidays to family names to cute sayings, they have you covered!

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Come see these vendors and many more, May 14th, at the OKC fairgrounds’ Cox Pavilion!

Local Sounds

Casey & Minna

So there I was, in the grocery store, when I heard the most wonderful live music… I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from! And before I knew it, a sweet couple was slowly walking past me while playing soothing folk tunes. They gave me the most friendly smile I’d seen in the grocery store that day, and suddenly I didn’t feel so stressed about finishing up my shopping trip. I knew right then I had to find out who they were and insist that they come to Indie!

Indie Trunk Show just wouldn’t be as fun without Casey & Minna stopping by! This guitar and fiddle duo

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