HUTCHINGSON / RENO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Archer & Co receives Small Business Award


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Hutchingson / Reno County Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on June 24.

Archer & Co. originated in 2004 as the home-based business Red Zebra, with Archer Jarrett as it sole employee, hiring an additional stylist the following year. Archer is a graduate of Sidney’s Hairdressing College and has enjoyed a career as a stylist, salon manager, session artist and manufacturer’s educator. By 2013, Red Zebra had grown to employing four other stylists and a receptionist in the 450 square foot space.

Jarrett’s desire to expand and be more involved in the community led to the purchase of their current building located at 306 S. Main. The business was renamed Archer & Co to reflect the change in business model and opened in the new location in 2014. This month Archer & Co celebrates their five year anniversary! The move provided an additional 1,300 square feet, allowing room to add a full range of salon and spa services, including hair, skin, nails, massage and air-brush tanning.

At Archer & Co, it’s important to them to build relationships with their guests with the main goal being to provide each person the best possible guest experience. Every guest at Archer & Co receives a thorough consultation, their signature scalp massage and personalized recommendations in a welcoming atmosphere. They are also regularly evaluating their treatment offerings and are continuously adding relevant services.

Archer & Co strives to provide a great guest experience through the services of their staff and believe that derives from company members who love what they do and are working in an environment that supports their growth and development. They utilize the Summit Salon Business system to grow professionals within their company, facilitating a career pathing program for their service providers. The system they use is the equivalent of a Master’s Degree in their industry, building on each person’s knowledge and training. They offer a variety of benefits, and offer flexible work schedules, monthly personal development meetings, as well as coaching and mentoring. For qualified staff, as they grow within the company, there is a shareholder option as well.

At Archer & Co they believe thriving in our community includes creating relationships outside of the salon and spa company. Archer & Co is a member of the Hutchinson/ Reno County Chamber of Commerce and they have staff involved in the Young Professionals of Reno County and Communities that Care. They frequently make donations of product and/or time to support local organizations, non-profits and schools. They can be found giving back with chair massages for school staff or cut-a-thons for local needs. In addition, they participate in Third Thursdays, the annual chili cook-off and holiday parades. The salon and spa also hosts in-salon events for Cosmetology students, as well as holiday and seasonal events such as their Blow Dry Boot Camps or Daddy/Daughter Beer & Braids to have fun, educate and celebrate life in Hutchinson!

Serving alongside area businesses, which throughout the years have been recognized for their daily efforts to make a difference in peoples’ lives, reaffirms for them that their company is only unique because of the people involved. They love, and are dedicated to, our community and the people who make up their company.

Thank you for all you do for our community!

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