We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Roggenburk and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emily, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I believe there are many factors behind success, but one of the most important is being able to adapt. When things change or you’re faced with a new challenge, you have to be able to adapt and pivot. It’s important to not give up, but equally as important to know when a change needs to happen to sustain your business long term.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own a Cleveland-based apparel brand that focuses mostly on hometown apparel and what sets my brand apart is the sophisticated, neutral, and versatile look of my apparel.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many hidden gems in Cleveland! I would definitely take them somewhere along the waterfront, as Lake Erie is one of our best assets. A few of my favorite restaurants and bars are Urban Farmer, Luxe, Bar 32, and Velvet Tango Room. I also love Tina’s Nite Club for a good karaoke session!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to shout out my husband, who is my business partner. It would not be possible to own and run this business without him. My family who has always believed in me. And my first boss and mentor, Christine, who gave me the confidence to go after my dreams.
Other: @emilyroggenburk on TikTok
Portrait and team photo by Brittany Gidley — @brittanygidley on Instagram Photo of my name on the door and me with my dog, Lilly by Diana Galay — @dianagalay_photo on Instagram