One of the newest and youngest members of the group, Demiree Potter can be found working at one of downtown Port Huron’s newest additions - her shop Ruboo Boutique.
Demiree moved out of the area because her husband joined the Marine Corps, and they traveled the country moving from base to base. They recently moved back because she always wanted open a business in her hometown and contribute to its economic prosperity.
When she’s not busy with her business or caring for her family, Demiree helps plan fun activities for the group as co-chair of the social committee. She herself only joined the BWYP in the spring of 2017, but dived right into a leadership role when she found out the committee was looking for help.
“What I like about BWYP is that it’s a bunch of diverse people that come together and come up with ideas on how to make the community better,” Demiree said. “Also, everyone that’s a part of the group is surprisingly nice and welcoming. There’s not many groups out there where you just walk into and they’re like ‘we’re so glad to have you here!!’”
She added everyone is there to either help you and your business or to help others in general. No one is there competing with others, they’re all there to help each other grow.
She also wants to help the group continue to have a positive impact on the community.
“I like when people can see the potential in something and then they do everything they can to make it happen,” she said. “It’s nice to see Port Huron come back because it’s such an awesome town with so much to offer.”
In her free time, Demiree loves to spend time with her daughter, thrift shop and refurbish furniture for fun, and travel.