MONROE, La. (KNOE) — A young entrepreneur opened Monroe’s first candle bar on Sunday afternoon.
LoveLit Candles Co. + Candle Bar is located in the Twin City Mall at 2213 Louisville Avenue, and it’s a place where candle lovers can customize their own scent or purchase a ready-to-use candle.
Owner and CEO Hailei Beckwith of LoveLit Candles Co. + Candle Bar received a city proclamation from Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis to honor her accomplishments as a small business owner last year. Ellis declared November 29, 2021, Young Entrepreneur Day in the City of Monroe.
Since that day, Beckwith says she’s learned a lot more about being a business owner.
“I learned to use time management. I learned to understand that I don’t push myself too far. I’ve learned a lot since then,” says Beckwith.
The Monroe Regional Black Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon cutting for LoveLit Candles Co. + Candle Bar and launched balloons to wish the business well. Founder Kenya Roberson of the Monroe Regional Black Chamber of Commerce says Beckwith is the chamber’s first young entrepreneur member.
The candle bar will host its first ‘Wax and Wine on Wednesdays’ starting this Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. for adults.
Copyright 2022 KNOE. All rights reserved.