A loan helped 2 Chubby Chicks offer more products for their plus-size demographic.

Heather's story

We are Heather and Dione, and we own and manage Chubby Chique Boutique on Main Street in Zumbrota, Minnesota. We began our journey as two Chubby Stay-at-home Moms.

I am a married Mother of 3 who loves bowling, watching the Vikings play football, and my coffee as dark as a black hole. I also enjoy the occasional round of Bingo, and a good night of Karaoke. Before the business, I was a dedicated care giver to my 3 children who all fall on the autism spectrum, which was a full-time job. After meeting Dione through a mutual friend, and talk of plus-size exclusion, we realized that we had the opportunity to change the lives of many women in the area.

Dione was a Stay-at-home Mom for her two Step Kids, and a new Mother to a Baby Boy. She likes spending time with her family, fishing, swimming, and soaking up the sun on a boat. She likes to cheer on the Packers, while fighting with Heather about their superiority over the Vikings. Before starting the business, Dione has over 20 Years of experience in Retail Customer Service, Sales and Recruiting, a Degree in Business with a Marketing focus. After being introduced to me, we concluded that we could offer something to women that is highly ignored in the fashion industry: body positivity, and self-confidence.

We grew up and graduated high school in Pine Island, a rural farming community in southern Minnesota known for the Land 'O Lakes plant and holding the world record for the largest wheel of cheese ever manufactured. While being separated by a few small years, we have found a mutual love for finding trending, in-style clothing that won’t break the bank. We pride ourselves on being at the height of new fashions, but in a way that makes a curvy girl feel confident and secure in their own body. We hope to continue to grow, and let women know that most of the women in the world have rolls, cellulite, and a deep insecurity for how the fashion industry has made them feel. Our goal is to make it "normal" to be ANY size.

This loan is special because:

It supports a small business owner with 0%-interest, zero-fee capital.

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About Chubby Chique Boutique, LLC

Industry: Retail
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: chubbychique.com


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