Celebrating the 19th Amendment with Karen and Jan

Celebrating the 19th Amendment with Karen and Jan

There is no question that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was an important one. This Amendment gave women the right to vote. Today, we pay respects to the women who fought hard for this prestigious cause. It’s hard to imagine a time when women were not treated equally as men in regards to their privilege to vote.

Today I speak with two very special guests, Karen Hester and Jan Medeiros. Two amazing ladies who are successful both in life and in business as well as believe in their ability to vote.

Karen Hester, born in Marion, Virginia, and currently living in Bristol is a successful small business owner. She owns two businesses on State Street in Bristol, Virginia, Cranberry Lane, and The Southern Churn as well as Hester’s Country Store  & Fudgery in Marion, Virginia. Her stores are all about decor, sweets, and treats! To learn more, please visit one of the links above and pay Karen a visit.

Jan Medeiros from Marion, Virginia is also a small business owner with her husband Keith. They run Past Time Antique Emporium and General Store in downtown Marion, Virginia. Their location features a wonderful selection of antiques as well as handmade goods from Southwest Virginia and North Carolina. Jan also believes in the power of your vote and voicing your opinion. Be sure to pay Jan a visit on your next stop in Marion or by visiting the link above.

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