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The Palmetto Market

Founded by Chrissy Santos

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Entrepreneurial Journey

  • Chrissy started her business as a side hustle to pay for her wedding. Up until the pandemic, she worked full-time for a fitness company.
  • The pandemic encouraged Chrissy to take a chance on herself, so she left her fitness position to pursue her business full-time.

The Palmetto Market was born

  • The Retail Lab inspired Chrissy to completely rebrand her business.
  • Chrissy unveiled her brand for the first time during her pitch to the Cabarrus Center Entrepreneurship Council for a chance to receive a $2,500 grant from the Flywheel Foundation.
  • Her pitch was a huge success and she was awarded the grant.

Store Opens in Downtown Concord

  • In 2023, Chrissy was invited to return to the Retail Lab, but this time as an instructor to share her experiences and expertise.
  • February 2024 | After years of taking part in various pop-ups and having her products featured in other stores, Chrissy opened her first brick-and-mortar store at 11 Cabarrus Ave W in downtown Concord.
  • The Palmetto Market is your one-stop gift shop in downtown Concord, featuring products made by Chrissy and 16 other local small businesses.

Accelerating Local
Economic Development

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Cabarrus Center
for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

57 Union St. S.
Concord, NC 28025

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