By Morgan Bryce
Associate Editor

Taylor Sumrall, owner of downtown Opelika’s handmade jewelry maker Taylor Made Designs, recently received an opportunity to attend the 2018 Retail Success Summit June 29-30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Organized by WhizBand!, a retail training company, the conference features speeches and classes designed to engage independent retailers and help them learn how to efficiently grow their business.
Through her experience at the conference, Sumrall said she learned how invaluable small businesses are in cities like Opelika.
“I learned that businesses like mine are the backbone of this country. We may not realize it, but we have a lot of power,” Sumrall said. “And it was really inspiring knowing that there were a lot of like-minded people in the room, and that we can be the difference makers in our community.”
To view samples of Taylor Made products, visit their social media pages or storefront located at 120 S. 8th St. For more information, call 334-749-2343.