Downtown Asheville regulars may already be familiar with Amanda Levesque. The 26-year-old makes regular rounds of the downtown business district via an electric wheelchair adorned with bumper stickers bearing snappy messages or left over from political campaigns.
Now, however, Levesque (who is the daughter of Xpress Office Manager Patty Levesque) is offering to deliver messages for others — as well as running other errands — with a new business venture called She Who Scoots. Levesque kicked off the idea about a month ago with advertising and fliers promoting her errand service for folks who may be too busy to make it across town.
"Things like running to the post office for the elderly, or the pharmacy or even to the grocery store," Levesque tells Xpress.
According to her flier, Levesque charges a $10 minimum for errands taking up to 30 minutes, but she says she's open to negotiation. "If an errand is only going to be five minutes, I wouldn't charge $10. Maybe just $2 or $3," she explains. She's also hoping to get some traffic from lawyers who need files transported from their office to the Buncombe County Courthouse, and from people unable to leave work to purchase tickets at the Asheville Civic Center box office.
And given Levesque's knowledge of the turf (she relocated downtown a few months back), she's not likely to waste any time on wrong turns.
"I know this town like the back of my hand," she declares.
Amanda Levesque of She Who Scoots can be reached at (828) 301-0091 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.