A fast-growing Camillus company is moving from a home-run business to a brick and mortar store.
Witty Wicks candles is a product that is Made in Central New York, but it’s sold all around the country.
“I made enough money for groceries and gas and a little extra and I was able to be there for my kids to get on and off the school bus, I could volunteer at school and it all worked great,” said Witty Wicks owner and CEO Aubry Panek.
It then got too hectic at home.
“All holiday season long, her doorbell would ring and people would come and shop in her basement and I thought to myself, ‘wow this is really something.’” said Witty Wicks regional merchandising manager Cassie McNeill.
She initially had no idea how to make candles.
Panek did her research on how to do it, even what the wax to use: it’s soy, all natural oils, with no artificial coloring.
Witty Wicks has developed quite a following during the holidays with their pop-up store in Township 5.
Witty Wicks is hoping to be in their new Township 5 home by this weekend. The business has grown from the original three to a payroll of now 15 people.