Serendipity Mercantile –
Your Local Boutique!

Meet the Team

Danielle Salz

Danielle Salz

Co-owner

Danielle lives on a farm north of Bloomington/Normal with her husband Steve of 30 years.

She has been blessed with three children Kyle, Kalin, and Kennedi.

She loves to make jewelry and home decor, decorate, declutter, and watch her daughter show pigs.

Danielle can’t wait to see her vision come to life and to be able to bless many with this business. If you are a small business owner let Danielle know, she loves spreading the word for small businesses.

Polly Schill

Polly Schill

Co-owner

Polly enjoys dark chocolate, bakery quality chocolate chip cookies and unsweetened iced tea. She’s been married 28 years to Kelvin and has 5 kids ages 22-13: Melissa, Megan, Tim, Matt, Eric.

In warmer weather, you will find her planting flowers or going to the lake to stand-up paddleboard. Polly is an entrepreneur, who likes to invest in and help small businesses grow. She was the former owner of The Next Step Dance Studio from 2014-2020.

Polly is excited to grow Serendipity into a thriving shop that significantly impacts Bloomington/Normal through its giving to others!

Laura Burke

Laura Burke

Co-owner

Laura is a Peoria, IL native who loves all things coffee, traveling, being active and reading a great book.

Laura and her husband have been married for 6 years and just moved back from adventuring on the coast of North Carolina for a few years. Laura has been in ministry for the past 8 years and continues to enjoy working in the small groups department at Eastview Christian Church. Fun fact, Laura and her husband are both fraternal twins. How crazy is that?!

Laura is most excited to see the doors the Lord opens in this community to spread love, unity, and hope. She cannot wait to meet you and love on the Bloomington/ Normal area!

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Our Vendors

Have a product you’d like to sell? Apply to be one of our vendors. Vendors are invited based on sales on 4 week rotations. Stop by the front desk for more info.

A large portion of our shop includes local vendors. Giving back to those in need is something we are passionate about, but we also wanted to support other small businesses.

Take a look at our vendors list and be on the lookout for a few more to join our team soon!

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