If you arrived at the “The Closet” five minutes before the open house began, you probably had to squeeze into the building. The local support for this new venture of A Beautiful Me was overwhelming, as community members gathered to be part of the official ribbon cutting and opening of one of Port Huron’s most recent businesses located on the corner of Huron and Grand Avenue. A Beautiful Me Closet & “FLY 360” is a retail space for business and entrepreneurial training through selling special occasion dresses and accessories. The store houses approximately 1,000 new or “gently used” special occasion dresses for sale. Founder and CEO Karen Palka says they actually own about 2,500 dresses and all dresses that come into the store for sale have been thoroughly inspected and cleaned, so they are just like new. The store will mentor and train young women to be strong and confident along with giving them entrepreneurial direction and business education. This is a dream come true for Palka who founded A Beautiful Me ten years ago when she began putting together a curriculum to be taught to fifth grade girls that fosters self-worth in women of all ages. WGRT congratulates Karen Palka and her board of directors for the fantastic work they are doing in Southeast Michigan.