Featured Speaker – Kira Heeley, Founder & Owner, CLE Threads
Kira Heeley is a marketing professional and the owner/ founder of CLE Threads, online resale apparel business. After nine years in a fast-paced, corporate environment working for brands such as Goo Gone and Step2, she took the entrepreneurial leap in 2017 to focus on CLE Threads full time, her then hobby to now business. She started by simply blogging about what she loves – fashion. Now, CLE Threads has evolved to a full-blown apparel business, featuring the very best in men’s and women’s trendy, edgy thrifty fashion. She also has an apparel line of brand new, original apparel. All custom designs are printed locally right here in Cleveland.
In addition to managing the online business, Kira can be seen at various pop-up markets and fleas through Cleveland including events such as Night Market Cleveland. As if that didn’t keep her busy enough, Kira is also a social media specialist, managing not only her own business and profiles, but also those she considers clients. From hairdressers to artists and musicians, Kira provides the very best in social media marketing expertise. Her favorite part about what she does? She gets to put her personality into all of it.
In addition to her professional adventures, Kira also enjoys roller skating, and plays roller derby for Cleveland Men’s Roller Derby. She also enjoys hanging out with her pug dog, Tyra Banks, hopping on a bike and exploring Cleveland, and of course, shopping!
Kira has a BS from Kent State University for advertising and marketing and grew up in Lakewood, OH.
Session: Rethinking Retail