Affair Of The Heart Helping Small Businesses Recover From Pandemic

An Affair of the Heart returns to Tulsa this weekend, bringing with it more than 100 vendors and small businesses.

After a year of reduced capacity and smaller crowds, small business owners told News On 6 this event is big in helping them recover from the pandemic.

Taylor Strycker has a passion for handmade, polymer clay earrings.

“I found something that I really liked and this was polymer clay,” said Strycker.

Her passion quickly turned into a way to make money two years ago, and now she owns a small business.

“I was actually a first grade teacher and I just quit this year and so I’m starting my business at home, full time for the first time,” said Strycker.

Her business “Taenickole” is one of hundreds of small businesses at An Affair of the Heart in Tulsa this weekend. For the 26th year in a row, the show has given artists, small retailers, cooks and businesses a chance to sell their goods on a large scale.

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