From loyal customer to entrepreneur - GSB had the perfect business product mix.
When the former owners of Mix Design Store decided it was time to find new leadership for this award-winning gift shop, longtime customer Maggie Moffett Ferrell turned to Guilford Savings Bank as her financial partner to acquire the small business. In her words, “There was no question that it was GSB, I mean, so much of it for me is keeping it local and keeping it community, but really it was so many people and so many confidants saying you need to Bank there, you need to be involved there.”
Heidi Samuelson, Assistant Vice President Market Manager at GSB, guided Maggie through the process every step of the way. From within her role at Guilford Savings Bank, Heidi was able to offer Maggie strategic insights that would prepare her with knowledge and the capital that would ensure her business to succeed. It took only three weeks from the first time Maggie stepped in the door of Guilford Savings Bank, for her to acquire the business. Maggie knew it was the right decision. “They want to support me and to support MIX. GSB is passionate about the Shop Small Movement and I think they’re doing that with a high level of success.”
"Every time I walk in, I feel welcome,” says Maggie Moffett Ferrell. “I feel like there’s no question I can’t ask.” Like a good neighbor, Maggies often stops by just to say hello to the team that watches her business grow day by day. When asked why she would refer other businesses to go to Guilford Savings Bank, she says, “They are small enough to know my name but big enough to offer the suite of services that I need to successfully run a small business.”
Mix Design Store is located in the heart of Guilford, on the beautiful Guilford Green. Maggie Moffett Ferrell purchased the store in 2017 and continues to evolve the store's tradition of collection of high-quality design, including a mix of contemporary women’s accessories, handbags, jewelry, and home decor.