The City of Hutto is home to countless small businesses that each play a valuable role in contributing to the vibrant quality of life that residents and visitors have come to know and love. Starting May 3, the City will shine spotlights on several of them for National Small Business Week. The 2022 national theme is entrepreneurship – celebrating the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback. This week and next, the City will celebrate the strength and resolve of various local entrepreneurs whose businesses help make Hutto such a great place to live and shop. Follow the @cityofhutto on Instagram for daily updates including the full stories, photos, and business locations!
Thig’s Diamond Kutz
William Thigpen decided to take a leap and bet on himself when launching Thig’s Diamond Kutz. Click here to read more about how Thigpen established not only a great place to get a haircut, but an environment where people can network and build relationships.
Farmer’s Insurance – Doug Gaul Agency
Doug Gaul turned a hardship into a success story when he launched his own Farmers Insurance agency right here in Hutto. Click here to read more about how Gaul has been providing insurance and financial services to the local community for over 20 years.
Hutto Flower Shop
Misty Faglie and the Hutto Flower Shop have been supporting the community through all of its ups and downs since 2019. Later this week, read about how Faglie used a background steeped in the floral industry to launch the city’s premier flower shop.
Dwell House Coffee and Tap
Dawid Bednarek underwent a major career change to follow his wife’s footsteps into entrepreneurship when launching Dwell House Coffee and Tap. On Friday, read how Bednarek seized an opportunity to open a neighborhood craft-coffee shop.
Chris and Gina Auditore overcame more adversity than most entrepreneurs when opening Happy Panini. Stay tuned to read how the Auditore family rose to the challenge and opened their own food truck in the heart of Downtown Hutto.
Bless This Nest
For three years, Marci Wagner balanced her full-time real estate job with owning and operating her own small business, Bless This Nest. This Sunday, hear how Wagner successfully managed both of her careers when launching her small business.
Finding Balance Yoga
Sandra Moreland used years of training and a background in accounting to launch Finding Balance Yoga in Historic Downtown Hutto. Stay tuned to read how she transformed her own health and fitness journey into a yoga studio to ultimately help others.
Creative Touch & Candy Corner
Like many entrepreneurs, Matt Widmer took a big risk when opening Creative Touch & Candy Corner. Next week, read how Widmer has successfully competed against big box stores at his gift and candy shop for nearly 35 years.
Laura Hughes opened LaLa’s Kitchen with a dream to help bring an exciting new culture to Hutto. Stay tuned to hear how Hughes used her passion for sharing food with friends and family into her own small business.
Scott and Stacie Feller consider themselves “serial entrepreneurs” after opening several local businesses in Central Texas. Next week, explore how the Fellers seized the opportunity to open Hippo Café, bringing elevated comfort food to Downtown Hutto.
Pat and Beth Rabroker took a leap of faith when they opened Westphalia Market in 2012, banking on the idea that Hutto was primed for exponential growth. Stay tuned to hear how the Rabroker’s risk paid off when expanding Westphalia Market into Hutto.
Downtown Hall of Fame
Sean and Judi Smith believed they could spark a new energy in Downtown Hutto when they established The Downtown Hall of Fame over a decade ago. Next week, read about how the Smiths turned their small business idea into an award-winning restaurant.