MaryClaireWhite Landing

Brighter Business Decisions

Mary Claire White fell into her current business, so to speak, when she was providing customer support for a soap- and candle-making supply company. In the process of educating herself about the products, she developed a passion for making her own candles. She started a soap and candle company from home during her early motherhood, but then went on a divergent track, earning a master’s in education and teaching for eight years. 

“When my kids finished elementary school, I was ready to start my next chapter,” said White, who worked with a consultant to create a business plan for the retail store and candle supplier now known as Falling Into Place. She opened her store in the Broad Avenue Arts District in the summer of 2015 and launched the wholesale business in 2016. 

As with many retailers, bringing the businesses to life required a revolving line of credit to purchase inventory, which White acquired through Financial Federal. She now maintains her business checking and money market accounts with Kristie Graves, Deposit Services Specialist. White and her husband have also established a home equity line of credit with the Bank. 

“I like the local, personal aspect of Financial Federal,” said White. “Kristie has been really great, making sure I got set up exactly as I needed to be. Things that could be a big headache were really easy and simple.” 

For more information on Falling Into Place, contact Kristie Graves (kgraves [at] finfedmem [dot] com).