Spotlight on Business
After taking her grandson to Disney World for his 5th birthday, Vella Rogoski imagined creating a business in Alexander City that would bring a piece of this magic to the lives of local children on their birthdays without the requirement of travel. She began to discuss her dream of owning her own "party place" for children with her husband, who cautiously advised that she needed to draft a business plan to see if it was a viable business idea that could provide an income for her. "This was the hardest part," said Rogoski. "I couldn't have done it without the help of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce staff and the AERN resources in the Chamber office. They made it easy to look at my idea in the right way and decide if it could work." After much hard work and a successful first year of operation in 2013, Rogoski is looking for ways to expand Fairy Tale Parties and Adventures in 2014 as her customer base grows. AERN salutes Rogoski's hard work and dedication to realizing her dream in Alexander City where "Making Your Day Special" has become the slogan for her attention-to-detail for children's parties.