Rising Star Business of the Year
"Relatively new "up and coming" small businesses with a unique blend of vision, energy and skill. It is for ventures who have had a strong start with the potential for growing into a prosperous enterprise and have demonstrated a strong contribution to the future of the community."
Uptown Gifts – Donna Carpenter, Owner
Since moving to Osceola over 17 years ago, Donna has grown to really love Osceola and its wonderful people.
Donna owns and operates Uptown Gifts. She focuses on gifts, home décor and now clothing, Donna’s vision for opening Uptown Gifts was to create a unique and uplifting place to visit that would be an asset to the community. Uptown Gifts recently moved and she shares a space along with Expressions Coffeehouse. Donna has taken the new model of business- combining retail and a place to gather and creatively added a new dimension to Osceola’s downtown vibrancy. Donna has also stepped up to a leadership role in the Chamber by co-leading the Retail Team along with Gwen Minnick Wright. Donna looks forward to being a part of Osceola’s bright future. Thank you, Donna!