Five women-owned businesses downtown


Downtown Bowling Green

Makenna Flores, Managing Editor

Bowling Green is home to many businesses, ranging from gift stores, childcare and beauty establishments, owned by women. 

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, community members may want to support these businesses during a time that honors their work and commitment. 

For Keeps

For Keeps is a gift shop located on Main Street and owned by Amy Crafts Ahren. 

The store has been open since 1997, when Ahren’s father purchased the building. Ahren and her father decided to turn the building into a gift shop after realizing Bowling Green lacked one. The building has three levels and features knick-knacks, ornaments, teas, purses, house decorations and more.

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Silver Kid’s Learning Center

Silver Kid’s Learning Center is a local childcare facility owned by Maddi Pinkelman, located on Wooster Street. The business opened in August of 2020. Pinkelman said she always knew she wanted to own a business and have a positive influence in the community. 

I wanted to offer a safe place, a nurturing place for children to grow and thrive in, regardless of families’ financial status, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.,” said Pinkelman. 

The establishment offers hands-on learning experience by providing visits from wildlife experts, visiting the library and tending to their very own garden. Pinkelman said, since opening the establishment, she tries to hold two to three drives per year to local domestic violence shelters and food pantries. They also offer a space for children who qualify for financial assistance to provide affordable tuition. 

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Eden Fashion Boutique

Eden Fashion Boutique is a women’s fashion boutique located on South Main Street and owned by Kati Thompson. 

The business has been open since 2016 and offers a wide range of clothing options and accessories. The establishment also offers a resale shop, where customers can buy merchandise from other customers. Those looking for a place to rehome their items can bring their clothing to the store and receive store credit to use for new purchases. 

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Sunflower Nails and Beauty LLC

Sunflower Nails and Beauty LLC is a nail salon based at the Urban Creek Boutique on Wooster Street.

Bowling Green native, Megan Low, started the business as The Gel Goddess in 2017. She studied at Penta Career Center for cosmetology and said that was when she decided she liked doing nails more than hair. 

“I love making people feel better about their days and brightening their life,” said Low. 

She said, through her business, she has made many friends and great relationships. 

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Urban Creek Boutique 

Urban Creek Boutique is a women-owned clothing store located on Wooster Street. 

It is owned by Kaley Rummel and was started in 2022. The store’s merchandise features western-style clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods and more. 

The shop’s prices range from anywhere between $8 and $160, and offers a wide variety of shopping possibilities to customers. 

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