We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Maiden and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started Maiden Community as a way for businesses to survive during the pandemic. It started with a simple idea that through community support we can come together and each contribute to keep that business alive and thriving. I wanted members to get to know who these owners were and really learn their stories and get to the heart of their business. In the process, we added in a community service aspect to the group. This group has given members an opportunity to do good within their neighborhood. We have found countless ways to donate from the simplest thing as giving a flower to someone in need to collecting for larger charities. This community has created a home filled with positivity and support for one another. It’s a place members can turn to when they need advise or simply just friendship. Never could I have imagined how fast Maiden Community would grow. To keep supporting these businesses we created a website (maidencommunity.com) to keep them relevant amongst everyone. It has formed naturally into a small business that I am very proud of. It is a business that will always keep the heart of the community at its best interest.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My family owns Pickwick’s Pub in Woodland Hills so of course I would take my best friend who comes to visit me to Pickwick’s! It is an English Pub filled with so much history. We are Poor Richard’s Pub from the hit show “The Office” and the amazing performer Bruno Mars started his career performing in our small Pub. Let’s also not forget about the delicious food that is offered, including our specialties like our fish n chips and sticky toffee pudding! I would also take my bestie to all our Maiden Community Shops as the owners are people I want all of my friends to meet as they have all become my close personal friends too. Some that are different would be Valley Salt Cave (Woodland Hills) for some meditation and relaxation, Rock Paradise (Canoga Park) for a one of kind shopping experience, Heart Boutique (Westlake Village) for some retail therapy, and Real Juicery (Canoga Park) for a healthy option. Oh… and did I mention Golden Rose Bakery (West Hills) for delicious pastries and Tifa Chocolate & Gelato (Calabasas) for decadent homemade gelato?? Ya… I’d take my bestie to all those shops too!