MSF MERCHANTS IN THE NEWS
MEET TERRI COOPER,
Owner, Franklin Village Boutique
Terri Cooper was born with entrepreneurial DNA. When she decided she wanted to own a clothing boutique, she walked into the Franklin Village Boutique – then owned for many years by two lovely ladies– and knew this was the one. A few phone calls and meetings later, she bought the boutique, renovated it, dramatically changed the demographic for younger women, and placed on it her own personal fashion stamp.
Walking into the boutique – positive energy abounds. Coming not only from Terri and her staff, but from the surroundings, from Michigan themed gifts and apparel to high end women’s clothing, for special events and casual outings. Cooper features brands not normally offered at big box clothiers, such as Lysse, Chalet, Tyler Boe, Tribal, and Gabby Isabella.
Cooper’s entrepreneurial spirit hearkens back 30 years. She began her career as a coach and owner of CHEER! MICHIGAN, a cheerleading camp company, which she ran for 20 years. At 50 years old, and mother to her then 7-year-old, while offering motivational speaking and professional development counseling, she sold her cheerleading camps and settled into what she thought she would love – retirement. But with a zest for life and creating new things – Cooper got bored.
Now, as owner of the Franklin Village Boutique, Cooper loves the interaction with staff and customers. She values giving back and her company has participated in fundraisers and collection efforts for a wide variety of non-profits, such as Main Street Franklin’s recent I Support the Girls collection during February’s SHOP YOUR HEART OUT promotion, animal charities, domestic violence and women's back-to-work programs, Hadassah, Karmanos, Jewish Vocational Services and many others. Cooper loves being part of a small downtown like Franklin and encourages everyone to visit Franklin’s merchants and support them! Franklin Village Boutique is located at 32716 Franklin Road, (248) 851-0055. Learn more about Terri Cooper here here.
MEET LISA MACDONALD
Owner, Driven by Lisa
Wanna get fit? Housed in the old Market Basket building, Driven by Lisa , formerly Fitness Driven) has had a healthy growth spurt. Founded in 2006 and originally located in the upper level of the same building, Driven by Lisa, owned by Lisa MacDonald, expanded her footprint in 2018 to serve her growing clientele.
As a motivator, coach, trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, Lisa is fiercely devoted to helping people reach their goals and improve their lives. She is passionate about healthy eating and can often be found cooking when she’s not in the studio. Beyond wellness, her interests include traveling the globe, adventure seeking, art collecting, and going for walks with Tig, her beloved poodle.
During the pandemic, Driven by Lisa has added virtual training and nutrition counseling to their plate of health goodies. MacDonald combines her ability to energize and motivate people with her extensive knowledge of exercise science, athletic conditioning, and Pilates to create workout programs tailored to the unique objectives of each client. She trains a broad array of individuals of all ages, working on everything from core strength, agility and injury prevention/rehabilitation to postural alignment and functional fitness. She holds a degree in exercise science and has more than 12 years of experience in
MacDonald holds personal training and Pilate’s certifications. As noted on her website https://drivenbylm.com, “we are into progress, not plateaus. We meet you where you are at and get you to where you never thought you’d reach.”