Meghan Mitchener behind a stacks of purple and grey shirts she created

Meghan Mitchener with shirts ()

Meghan Mitchener, owner and operator of Stay Lucky Supply Company, was nominated for the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s (AMSE®) Military Spouse Entrepreneur Award.

Founded in 2019, AMSE® “connects Military Spouse entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to become successful in launching and growing their businesses. AMSE® is an exclusive community for Military Spouse Entrepreneurs to start, scale, and sustain their business.” AMSE has created a network of over 1900 entrepreneurs and offers in-person and online events and networking opportunities for its members. According to Meghan, this is the second year that AMSE® is offering the award.

Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs logo

AMSE Logo ()

Meghan was the kind of kid who drew on her jeans and made custom clothing for herself when there was a lack of “merch” from her favorite bands and pop culture icons. After being stopped numerous times over the course of a vacation and asked, “Where did you get your shirt?” she decided it was time to open her shop.

She founded Stay Lucky Supply Company in 2016 from Florida, USA as a custom t-shirt shop. She has expanded to include accessories and other custom items and was able to PCS her small business to Lakenheath and Mildenhall in the UK. She is currently navigating the intricacies of bringing her business to Spangdahlem, Germany later in 2024 where she and her spouse will PCS once more.

Meghan speaking in front of crowd

Meghan speaking in front of crowd ()

When asked for tips for other military spouses thinking about starting a small business, she simply stated, “Just go for it.”

Watch the video below to learn more about Meghan’s business, her AMSE® nomination and operating a small business overseas.

Follow Stay Lucky Supply Company on Facebook here and shop pre-made apparel and accessories as well as order your own custom items here.

Since interviewing Meghan, she has also been awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service.

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Tamala Malerk is a writer and editor with Stars and Stripes Europe. She has been with SSE since April 2022 writing articles all about travel, lifestyle, community news, military life and more. In May 2022, she earned her Ph.D. in History and promises it is much more relevant to this job than one might think.

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