All is Merry & Bright at Homestead General Store

The Tekoa Chamber of Commerce is proud of its businesses. Farms, industrial, brick and mortar, home-based, service-oriented, food … we’ve got it all. To celebrate our hard working businesses, we will be featuring some of them each month.

We recently visited with Homestead General Store, located on Crosby Street, just down the block from the Pharmacy. Homestead is a newer Tekoa business and has quickly become a favorite for locals and anyone passing through. You will find treasures for you home, the lake house, or the perfect gifts to delight friends and family members.

Read more from the owners:
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Santa Shops in Tekoa

Fabulous Gift Giving Ideas, Right Here at HOME!

With Washington State’s most recent COVID related restrictions, shopping at home and supporting local businesses has become more important than ever. Thank you for your continued support. Curbside deliveries can be arranged if you are not comfortable going inside. Also, call or email any of them if you need help deciding on gifts. Contact info is on our Tekoa Business Page.

Not in the mood to run to “town” (local slang for Spokane) or deal with Amazon flashing that annoying message, “Sorry, we cannot deliver this item to your address,” every time you find a really cool gift idea? You don’t have to deal with crowds or the frustrations of online shopping … there are tons of awesome gift ideas right down the street. Here are some of our favorites:

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Welcome New Business – Milk & Honey Cakery

The Tekoa Chamber of Commerce is proud of its businesses. Farms, industrial, brick and mortar, home-based, service-oriented, organizations … we’ve got it all. To celebrate our hard working businesses, we will be visiting with several of them each month.

This week, we are featuring Danika Williams, owner of Milk N Honey Cakery. Milk N Honey Cakery is a licensed home bakery, specializing in custom cakes but also offers specialty doughnuts, macarons, cakesicles, custom sugar cookies and more. While you can’t shop directly at Danika’s home, there are many ways that you experience her delicious creations. Read on for more info!
What inspired you to start a home business?

I’ve always enjoyed baking. Decorating cakes and cookies has been something that has slowly grown on me, because when I first started I felt my results were substandard. I kept practicing with my own kid’s birthday cakes and treats and felt like I was getting better each time. When I decided to make a cake for the local firework’s auction, I received lots of positive feedback so that’s what really inspired me to pursue a home bakery. Also, a huge benefit of starting my business at home, meant that I was able to to get it going before all of my kids were school age.

The Williams Family
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What’s New With Tekoa Salon THAIRAPY

The Tekoa Chamber of Commerce is proud of its businesses. Farms, industrial, brick and mortar, home-based, service-oriented, organizations … we’ve got it all. To celebrate our hard working businesses, we will be visiting with several of them each month. This week, we got to catch up with Thairapy Hair Studio, a warm and welcoming place to be pampered.

Big News at Thairapy

Thairapy is excited to announce that they are adding a third hair stylist, Sean McCurdy. Sean, a Tekoa native and hometown boy, will start taking clients as soon as he receives his Washington license. He is moving home to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle after working and doing hair in Palm Springs for nearly 17 years. Sean grew up with Dianne and was one of her students when she taught beauty school He was also the official hairstylist for the Miss America Pageant for 10 years.

Welcome home Sean!

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What’s New With Seeds, Inc and Plants of the Wild

The Tekoa Chamber of Commerce is proud of its businesses. Farms, industrial, brick and mortar, home-based, service-oriented, organizations … we’ve got it all. To celebrate our hard working businesses, we will be visiting with several of them each month. This week, we got to look into the life of two of Tekoa’s true treasures, Seeds, Inc. and Plants of the Wild.

Warehouse
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What’s New with Tekoa Business – Mish Ink

The Tekoa Chamber of Commerce is proud of its businesses. Farms, industrial, brick and mortar, home-based, service-oriented, organizations … we’ve got it all. To celebrate our hard working businesses, we will be visiting with several of them each month.

This week we visited with Kelsey from Mish Ink, a home-based, screen printing company and caught up on what’s been happening since COVID disrupted life for all of us.

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Congratulations to Photo Contest Winners

To break up the monotony of the pandemic, the Tekoa Library, Chase Photography, and the Tekoa Chamber of Commerce held a photo contest during the month of August. We had several participants and all entries can be viewed on the windows of Chase Photography on Crosby Street. You can also view them on the Tekoa Library and Chamber of Commerce FB pages.

Thank you to everyone who viewed the entries and gave feedback. Your comments and “likes” helped us determine the winners of our five categories, which are listed below.

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Small Town Shenanigans

It’s Shenanigan time in the small town of Tekoa!

We may be small in size, but we’re big on fun, and Lenny the Leprechaun has snuck into town to take fun to a whole new level.

Be on the lookout for Lenny from March 10-17. It’s rumored that he loves to hang out in local businesses and has an affinity for getting into mischief once inside of a store. Can you spot him? Doing so has sweet rewards!

Let a business owner know when you’ve found Lenny, and they’ll reward your keen sense of observation with a treat. Then, keep on the lookout, because once several people have spotted him in a location, he’ll move onto a new store the next day to see what fresh mischief he can stir up.

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