March is Women’s History Month and Northwest Bank, B103 and the Rock River Current are saluting women owned and operated businesses right here in the Stateline. You can hear these women’s stories on air and get to know them — and their businesses — through videos, pictures and more on our social media pages and websites.
    By Chelsea Meyer
    B103 Rockford
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     Meet Lexis Lutes, owner of Inspired Life 815 in Rockford:

    Tell us about yourself and your business:

    My name is Lexis Lutes (20) I go to City First Leadership College while running my clothing line Inspired Life. Through my apparel I strive to bring awareness to Mental Health & Suicide Prevention by designing encouraging messages & sharing my story. On top of giving back to local non profits!!

    What inspired you to start your business?

    After struggling with my own Mental Health & seeing those close to me struggles I knew it was time to step up & make a difference in our community.

    What’s it like being a female business owner here in the Stateline?

    Being a female business owner here in the Stateline is something I don’t take lightly. Inspiring & Encouraging others is something I’m so passionate about & I’m truly so lucky to do what I get to do.

    What advice would you give to a woman wanting to start her own business?

    I would encourage any woman wanting to start a business to take that leap of faith & always remember you’re WHY. You never know how encouraging you can be to the world.

    Who or what has been your biggest support system as a female business owner in the community?

    Besides my friends and family I’d have to say I gain my most support through the different interactions I have with people in the community.

    What are the biggest challenges/advantages to being a female business owner?

    My biggest advantage has been the doors that have opened since starting my business allowing me to share my story & the importance of your mental health.

    Photos: Inspired Life 815

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