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Katie Chaney, owner of Hester General Store in Northern Greenville County SC

Katie Chaney went from Anderson to the Governor’s College for the Arts … to Wofford Faculty … then Germany … Austin, Texas … and Portland, Oregon … earlier than touchdown again within the Upstate … the place she just lately opened her pastry retailer and grocery, Hester Normal Retailer in Dacusville.

Her journey wasn’t mere geography. As a baby, Chaney says she felt that she by no means slot in. However she in the end found a love of cooking, success as a human assets recruiter, marriage, a child, and now a enterprise – she goals she realized.

“The extra I put myself on the market, the extra I spotted I did belong,” she says.

“On the Governor’s College, I used to be amongst creatives. Then I went to Wofford, and I met professors who had so many good concepts. They traveled the world, they usually took me on these journeys.”

Extra on Hester Normal RetailerGrocery will carry contemporary baked items, ready meals and group collectively

Hester's General Store

Chaney, who majored in artwork historical past and German, selected to reside overseas after school – in a tiny city within the Black Forest area of Germany. Her two-year journey of hers was dimmed by loneliness within the distant locale.

However she cultivated a love of cooking to feed her creativity and the necessity for meals on a price range.

“It was very troublesome,” Chaney says. “One of many issues that stored me engaged was meals as a result of I needed to cook dinner for myself. I used to be a poor post-grad.”

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