About CO+LAB

Kristin Kindred Booth and Amy Nelson Gammelgard share a passion for their community, small businesses, and putting on quality events, so they formed a business called CO+LAB (Community Lab, LLC). Their focus is creating a space for small businesses to share their passion and talents, facilitating collaborations among entrepreneurs, and bringing the community together.

Kristin Kindred Booth

Birthplace: Normal, IL

College: Wheaton College

Major: Business-Economics

Minor: Spanish and Graphic Design

Kristin is a local gal that has always been innovative, creative, and detailed. She started a graphic design business in high school to create cards and stationery for friends and family. Kristin worked for State Farm Insurance for almost 10 years, before becoming a full time stay-at-home mama to her three boys and sweet baby girl. Kristin loves gathering people together to build relationships. She has a talent of effortlessly turning a dull afternoon into a beautiful party for all to enjoy.

Amy Nelson Gammelgard

Birthplace: Bloomington, IL

College: Illinois State University

Major: Marketing

Amy is also from Bloomington-Normal. She loves the little things that magically come together to make a big difference, whether she is planning an event, decorating a room in her home, or designing an invitation in her spare time. Amy prides herself on being a community connector. She highlights small businesses, products, services, and experiences on The LOVE IT List (Private Facebook Group). Every Friday, she lists all the local events to encourage members of the community to take part. When she's not promoting small businesses, she is a wife and mom to two sons.

Upcoming Events

Young Entrepreneur Market



1:00-4:00 p.m.

5-17 year olds will sell their products and services in a real world setting.


Girls on the Run

NE of Bloomington-Normal

Join us for a Boutique Hop. Stay tuned for the list of boutiques and the map route.

Merchants on Main

Lexington, IL


10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This brick & mortar/vendor event that will take place on Main Street in conjunction with Oktoberfest. Enjoy shopping, dining at local eateries, and listening to live music.


Make sure to display your products in a boutique-style booth. There are simple ways of using recycled or existing items to bring life to your space.

Make your booth eye catching and easy for your customers to see everything and not over accessorized or cluttered. Make items clearly visible, keep it full of product, but balanced so that there is just enough product out at once. If you just have clothing racks, add some furniture and props, show how the product is worn, or have a look-book of images on display.

Greet customers with a smile. Always be respectful, courteous and grateful.

Get In Touch


Kristin: (309) 838-7241

Amy: (309) 530-1055




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