HAGERSTOWN - Whether it's advertising, business issues, moral support or just talking about their families, seven downtown Hagerstown businesswomen said they can turn to one another for help.
The Uptown Shoppes of Downtown Hagerstown, as the group was named three years ago, is a group of downtown businesswomen who meet occasionally and combine their advertising efforts to save money for the small businesses.
This past fall, members started meeting weekly at The Gourmet Goat for coffee, breakfast and business feedback, they said.
The members are Brenda Goodwyn, owner of The Figurehead II; Marge Davis, owner of Basketful of Gifts; Shana Ringer, owner of The Boutique LLC; Peggy Cushwa, owner of Maggie's Hang-ups; Lola Mosby and Lela Greene, twin sisters and co-owners of L&L Classic Clothing; and Lori Ruda, manager of Lena's of Hagerstown. The shops are at or near the intersection of Franklin and North Potomac streets.