We had the good fortune of connecting with Merline Thermora and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Merline, how does your business help the community or world?
My business helps the community and the world by creating opportunities for them. My event is to give a chance to designers to showcase their work and to have a platform to network and present their work. It has opened many doors for the designers, vendors, models and even myself

How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I got to where I am today because honestly I believed in myself. I believed in my craft and what I wanted to do. It was not easy at all. I shed sooo many tears but I never, not once wanted to give up. I overcame my challenges by praying and by using my challenges as a way to motivate myself. I want the world to know I struggled, I cried. I’ve had doors knocked out of my face.. I’ve had many no’s but I am here. I am still standing. I am still working and pushing hard. I believed and I still believe and I’m doing it

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am a beach person. I would take them to the beach. Hollywood beach preferably. We would go out to eat because I’m a foodie. We would go out for brunch. I absolutely love to brunch. My spots to go to are RH Rooftop, Tap42 and I love Boatyard Brunch. We would go to shopping if Course and sightseeing

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I will give a shoutout to my platform for believing in me enough and supporting me enough to do what I do

Website: www.iammerlinethermora.com
Instagram: @mimisboutiq
Linkedin: Merline Thermora
Facebook: Mimisboutiq
Youtube: Coffee talk with Mimi
Other: Instagram: @Theadventuresofmimi101 Link: www.theadventuresofmimi.com Instagram: @shopmimisboutiq Link: www.shopmimisboutiq.com

Image Credits
First two photos: by @hrmarsanphoto Last two: @maybellinephotography

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