Throughout the month of December the Alexandria SBDC will be highlighting some of our clients to get an inside scoop of what their holiday season looks like.
Name: Gizem Salcigil White
Business Name: Turkish Coffee Lady
How long have you been in business in Alexandria?
Tell me a little about your business:
Established in 2017, Turkish Coffee Lady is a specialty coffee business continuing a 500-year old tradition of bridging cultures one coffee at a time. It is the first and only Turkish coffee brand in the U.S. with a mission building a global community of coffee explorers and empowering women.
How has the SBDC supported your business?
SBDC was instrumental in opening my coffee and culture house in the City of Alexandria. From permitting to grand opening, I am extremely grateful for the invaluable guidance I was able to receive during a very challenging time.
Something unique you are doing this holiday season with your business. Any holiday deals?
Our art director Hasan Kale known as Microangelo is offering a customized and unique gift collection from jewelry accessories to coffee serving sets.
Favorite thing about the holiday season in Alexandria:
Christmas Tree Unveiling
Something you are thankful for:
My health, my family, my thriving small business, my dedicated team members, and local community
Favorite Alexandria business to visit during the holidays (besides your own):
Wine Gallery 108
Favorite holiday tradition:
Volunteering for toy drive efforts
Highlight of the year:
December 5th is officially proclaimed by City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson as World Turkish Coffee Day.
How people can find you (website, social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn):