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Female business owners thriving in downtown Cairo
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Female business owners thriving in downtown Cairo

CAIRO, Ga. (WALB) - New businesses continue to pop up in downtown Cairo.Emilee Connell Umanzor, Cindy Long, Whitney Brown are new downtown business owners. All three are women and opened their doors in 2021.Long, the owner of Punky’s, opened her doors in April 2021. She is from Central Florida. Long wanted to help recreate what she loved about her hometown.“Where I come from, everyone feeds off of each other. The more you have going on downtown, the more people that come, and if they don’t stop in here, they’re stopping somewhere else, but at least they know where we’re at,” Long said.Long has billiards and food for parents and kids. Brown owns a smoothie/bakery downtown called Cairo Nutrition. She said being in a small town, it’s important to support each other, and that’s exactly what...