Wyoming’s retail stores and services want shoppers to come back as they return to business – almost as usual – after the COVID shutdown. What’s Up Wyoming and the city want to help you re-discover the pleasure of doing business here in Wyoming with local business owners who put their heart and soul into their endeavors. Each week we will bring you short profiles of local businesses in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to shop local and spur recovery in your home town while you’re taking care of your family. Here is the second round of business profiles:

Nathan Enger, State Farm Insurance

If you need an insurance quote,  or just want to compare policies, Nathan Enger of State Farm is offering an extra incentive to seek out that new quote now with a special campaign where he will donate $10 to SHOP WYOMING for every new household who completes a quote for auto, fire or life insurance.

The campaign, running from now until June 21, is one way Enger says he can support local Wyoming businesses while doing business himself. If you call or stop in for a quote, be sure to mention “Quotes for Good” and SHOP WYOMING to ensure your quote adds to the campaign.

“We are excited about the opportunity to generate donations for local business and create awareness about this cause,” says Enger.

Enger’s State Farm office is located at 1210 Springfield Pike, or call (513) 761-0300.

Patina at Home

Patty Pfahler’s Patina at Home, 504 Wyoming Ave., is one of those shops that is impossible to walk by without going in for a peek.  Filled with charming painted furniture and artisan-crafted accessories, her store windows beckon you in to see more.

Open since 2007, Patina at Home is a labor of love for 20-year Wyoming resident Pfahler. She offers a carefully curated selection of goods that delivers that delicate balance of design where put together never crosses over into stuffy or over done. There are items for daily living – from plants and artisan-made pots to breadboards and other house ware goods – to jewelry and gift items like candles and collectables. She also offers custom painting for furniture that needs a facelift, and the store is usually full of inspiration from finished pieces, many offered for sale.

In addition, Pfahler hosts classes on interior design and décor in partnership with Wyoming resident Jackie Barnes of Jackie Barnes Designs. She also offers flower arranging classes in various seasons, where guests take home a finished bouquet. Although events and classes stopped during the statewide shutdown, Pfahler looks forward to hosting events again soon.

The store is open and shoppers are welcome to come in and find ideas for that next room remodel or furniture restoration project.  Social distancing is accommodated, and curbside pick-up is also available.

For more information, call 353-8991 or look for Patina at Home on Facebook and Instagram.

Paradigm Studios

For more home design inspiration, stop in next door to Patina inside A.R.T studios to visit Paradigm Studios, owned by Trista Jones Manigault.

Paradigm Studios is part of Manigault’s home design business Paradigm Home Design, which offers full interior design services for both residential and commercial customers, including digital sketches. She can help those in need of remodeling, textile suggestions, furniture, lighting, and flooring, plus details like wall design, painting, upholstery, fine art, window treatments, bedding and more.

A selection of retail products for sale is available through Paradigm Studios inside the A.R.T studio space. Her design brand and products are made to fit family lifestyles like those of many Wyoming residents, she says.

Manigault says a new line of products is now available at the studio to “touch and feel”.  It includes artisan accents made with the modern farmhouse style in mind. Presently, a special promotion is being offered through September on the “ultimate college pillow,” which Manigault created herself. She describes it as the “pillow that ensures college students feel comfortable and hugged while away from home because it is soooooo soft it’s like lounging on a cloud.”

If Paradigm Home Design sounds familiar, it’s because the business was located in Wyoming once before. Manigault operated a shop across the street at 413 Wyoming Avenue in the late 1990s. She briefly moved the store to Hyde Park Square before switching to a strictly home-based operation in 2006. She is happy to be back in Wyoming now through this unique partnership with A.R.T.

For more information about Paradigm Home Design, go to paradigmhomedesign.com or follow the store on Facebook and Instagram.