Tami Hendrix, a 1980 alumna of High Point University, is applying a lesson of kindness she learned at HPU to her business boutique, Meg’s Gifts in High Point.
Founded in 2007, Meg’s is an acronym for monogramming, engraving, and gifts. Her daughter Meredith, a 2005 HPU alumna, helps Tami run the shop.
At HPU, Tami received more than a degree in English and education: her college experience, she says, connected her with professors and mentors whose kindness showed her that she mattered as an individual.
Carrying that lesson into her business, Tami runs Meg’s Gifts with a focus on individual attention and encourages relationships with customers, ensuring that they matter and they’re not just a number. Customers are treated with the same high level of respect and personal attention, regardless of the size of their orders, which is a concept she connects back to her time at HPU.
Tami also views Meg’s Gifts as a platform for greater giving through Meg’s Community Garden. She coordinates with community volunteers and other area businesses to grow produce which is donated to local shelters and family services.
Her advice for students? Discover what you love to do and are passionate about, then do it every day. Let your career be a reflection of who you are.