By Sarah Sabatke Published: Jan 28, 2022, 11:08 AM
A new year brings the perfect opportunity to reexamine finances and plan for the future. Financial Wellness Month is observed annually in January, providing a reminder to pay attention to our financial health. With economic challenges from the pandemic still ongoing, several Monroe resources are ready to help customers improve their financial well-being. Forbes recently listed reviewing investments as one of the top steps to improving financial health in 2022. Investments will differ depending on a person’s age, willingness towards risk, and overall assets.
After nearly two years of pandemic life, the isolation and high stress levels have taken a toll on our collective emotional health. For those struggling with these new challenges, it may be time to seek professional assistance. Green County residents have access to emotional health resources for all ages, addressing a variety of life’s challenges. One of those resources is Jacob’s SWAG Foundation, founded by Teri and Kurt Ellefson in 2013. The foundation was established to raise awareness about mental health issues and suicide in an effort to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health.
By Sarah Sabatke Published: Jan 18, 2022, 11:00 AM
Amy Campbell had long been searching for a place to open her own business, somewhere that was casual and accessible to everyone. In 2020, she found her perfect storefront in Monroe.
“We want it to feel like everybody belongs there,” she said. ‘I think there was a time where it was good for salons to feel and look very exclusive and we don’t want to be part of that.” Campbell, owner and stylist at Evolve Hair Salon in Monroe, opened her Monroe location — just south of the Square — in December 2020. The space began as a lawyer’s office — she and her boyfriend remodeled it into a four-chair salon. Evolve Hair Salon provides all hair services from cuts and color to highlights, perms, shampoos and styles. The salon also offers facial waxing. Campbell said while most of her clientele are women, she also serves a mix of kids, men and older adults at the salon.