In May 2015, after years of working in the corporate world, Anne Mayher decided to finally follow her dreams of being her own boss. Leaving her corporate job, she opened her very own swimsuit boutique, Splash on Main, two weeks later in the West End of Greenville. When asked about owning her boutique, Anne says, “I knew owning my own business was going to be a 24/7 job. I don’t like the nine to five desk job, and I enjoy working on my own time. I have found the perfect career for myself.”
When finding the perfect items for her boutique, Anne first asks herself if another store may have that item in Greenville. Offering unique items, Splash on Main delivers fresh yet classic styles that you are unlikely to find elsewhere. In addition to swimwear, Mayher offers sunglasses, flip flops, resort wear, the perfect outfits for vacations and gifts. Mayher is always looking for the next up-and-coming brand to ensure her customers have the best selection possible. She takes every customer experience personally and wants them to find something they truly love.
Splash on Main’s doors have been open for four years now, proving that Anne has what it takes to be her own boss and an ideal boss to her employees as well. With one of her employees being in a local band, Mourning Dove, and another also owning The Film House, Anne empowers her employees to follow their own dreams as she did. “I’ve met so many wonderful people through my business. I’ve done so many things I never would have done. Creating Splash on Main has opened a lot of doors for me,” Anne said.
Splash on Main has also become an integral part of the community of Greenville. Mayher and her company are involved in the “Fashion with a Passion” event every March that raises money for Safe Harbor, an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. In addition, Anne is a dog fanatic, so last Easter, the Easter Bunny made an appearance at the boutique to raise donations for a local animal rescue shelter, Lucky Pup Rescue.
Anne feels that a great part of having a business in the Upstate is that she has a voice with leaders of the community and knows that her opinion matters. “Greenville is always striving to improve. I’ve lived a lot of places, but I’ve never lived in a city where people were so proud of where they lived.”
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