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15 FASCINATING FACES OF 2023 | Jenni Zielke


15 FASCINATING FACES OF 2023 | Jenni Zielke, Illuminate Space, Batavia


Bringing Light & Love to the Community through Illuminate Space

BATAVIA/NORTH AURORA–What started out as a love of vignettes, candles, and a little etsy store, has turned into living out her dream creating holistic products by engaging the five senses through Illuminate Space.


Up-cycled decor that inspires beauty and creativity, scents that trigger memories, emotions and healing, were eventually all brought together in a brick-and-mortar shop, Light & Pine Collective at the Batavia Boardwalk Shops and Wilson Street Mercantile.



15 FASCINATING FACES OF 2023 | Jenni Zielke, Illuminate Space, Batavia


Jenni is so passionate about helping people fall in love with candles again and creating their own scents, she also hosts private

Pour Parties. Additionally, she believes there is beauty all around us if we throw some light on it; therefore she and her sister have also created a podcast, Small Business Sisters bringing together other women on their small business journey by providing real-time insight and support into womanhood, motherhood, and small business ownership.


Wholly believing in the concept created by Marvel Universe that humanity belongs to one another, and that we are all better together, Jenni also supports the LGBTQ+ community, sponsoring local Queer Prom goodie bags, Queer Art Club snacks, and creating a rainbow soy candle, donating all proceeds to help LGBTQ+ youth.


-Kristen Kucharski, Photos Submitted



15 FASCINATING FACES OF 2023 | Jenni Zielke, Illuminate Space, Batavia