PJ & Ray Clay, photography by Allie Milot ('21)

It's the time of the year again! When it comes to holiday and Christmas shopping, many try to shop small and support local businesses.. Why not a support a local business and a CUAA student at the same time?

Here is a list of a few of the small businesses to support this Christmas season (and all year round!)


Kalera Rahn

Secondary education, emphasis in math

PJ & Ray Clay

Paxton Green

Family Life with a minor in Child Life

Rachel Johnstone


  • @pj.and.ray
  • They sell directly on Instagram through direct messages
  • We sell affordable, light weight, polymer clay earrings that are sure to spice up your outfit!

CJ Moore Digital Marketing

CJ Moore


  • @cjmooree
  • Contact CJ through Instagram
  • CJ helps businesses through specializing in digital marketing . He creates informative videos for all kinds of businesses

Allie Mae Photography

Allie Milot

Digital Media Design, emphasis in communications minor in marketing

Kash Kutz

Kash Warren

Sports Business Entertainment

  • @iKashKutz
  • Connect through Instagram to book appointment.
  • Kash Kutz provides quality hair cuts for a quality price.

Fleur Accessory

Misa Nakamura

Family Life with a minor in Child Life

Shawl Film and Photo

Natalie Shawl

Digital media design, social media emphasis, minor in Marketing 

  • @shawlfilmandphoto
  • shawlfilmandphoto.com
  • Digital Media Design with a Social Media emphasis and Minor in Marketing 
  • Shawl Film and Photo is a candid, portrait photographer and videographer for the ones who want to see the beauty of their life from a different perspective.

Stumbled Upon Vintage

Ross O’Brien

Family Life, Community Service minor

Hair by Ashley

Ashley Lupinski

Communications & Sport entertainment business

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  • Book appointments through Instagram direct messages
  • Ashley does hair braiding and dreading for men and women at reasonable prices.

— This story is written by Allie Milot, social media manager for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at alexandria.milot@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7403.

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