Stephanie Knarr is a member of the Lyons Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about who Stephanie is, about her business and why she supports her local chamber.



GETTING TO KNOW: STEPHANIE KNARR

Stephanie Knarr is a member of the Lyons Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about who Stephanie is, about her business and why she supports her local chamber.

Tell us a little about yourself and about your business.

“My name is Stephanie Knarr and I own Magick Entertainment. Magick Entertainment is a professional sound service that offers a wide variety of music to various groups and individuals for parties, graduations and weddings. I also offer a PA service, if needed.”

Why are you in the business you’re in?

“I love music! I have favorite songs, and I have favorite ‘parts’ of songs. When I was younger, I was involved in choir and jazz vocal groups along with school musicals and short performances. Recently, I sang the ‘National Anthem’ at the Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament in Lyons.
 
“As I got older, my passion for music became stronger. It only seemed appropriate to end up in this business. My favorite part of being a DJ? People will come to me and ask me either who sings this song or will start to sing a line of the song. From the lyrics, I can usually tell them who sings it and the title of the song! Would you have guessed that my favorite game show as a child was ‘Name That Tune’?”

Why did you join the chamber of commerce and what does your membership mean to you?

“I initially attended a chamber meeting on assignment when I worked for the Courier Gazette. Because Lyons is dear to my heart (born and bred here), certain topics at the meeting required a response. Usually, writers keep quiet at meetings, however, at the very next board meeting, I was nominated to sit on the board of directors. I am currently the chamber’s vice president. For several years, I didn’t join the chamber as a business member, but served as a board member. It was only until this year that I actually joined.

“This was for several reasons: First, I believe in the community supporting itself from it’s citizens. Second, people really do care about their businesses and its success, so it became evidently important to step up, speak up and be involved. Third, some people join the chamber and feel that it is an obligation to join or they give the money to make whomever is asking them to join, go away. I can honestly say that I am proud to be a member, in that the chamber does so much more than most people are aware of.

"My membership means many things to me. It means that I am a proud supporter of my community, it means that I believe in the endless possibilities of members helping each other to accomplish large goals and I believe that groups in numbers are stronger in presence when they have one voice!”

About her business

NAME Magick Entertainment

ADDRESS 107 Broad St. in Lyons

FOR MORE INFO Call 945-6569, email magickentertainment@gmail.com or visit www.magickdj.com

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