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It’s Small Business Week! To celebrate, we will be featuring several of our small businesses here in Minto. Check in each to day to see features of our small business owners who will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look into their businesses! Today’s Small Business feature: Gramma Jo’s “We used to own and operate a Restaurant, the Redwood, for 8 years before we sold the business. We missed running the business and the people. We chose Clifford again to open a business because there was an opening for another restaurant in town and everyone in the area were good to us before. We didn’t want to be in a big town with a lot of other restaurants to compete with. We have been back in Clifford now 2 years. We are happy to be back and we appreciate all their business and their friendships and look forward to all the years to come!” - Joanne Weltz, Owner #WhereYourBusinessBelongs
It's Small Business Week! To celebrate, we will be featuring several of our small businesses here in Minto. Check in each to day to see features of our small business owners who will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look into their businesses! Today's Small Business feature: McDonald Chiropractic “Nearing the end of my educational career, I knew that I wanted to open my own clinic but where was the question. Since both my wife and I are from Minto, and most of our family resides in the area, we wanted to be close to home, but again not sure where. After some research of the surrounding areas and no other chiropractor or dietitian located in Harriston, it was an easy decision to start our business in town. What made the decision even easier was the support from the municipality and the town office. Working for myself was big part of the reason why I wanted to open my own business. Having worked for several other chiropractors and healthcare professionals that own their businesses really shed some light on what it was like. Obviously, there are going to be challenges, but the joy that was displayed in their day to day actions and how they carried themselves and spoke about their business is what really gave me the inspiration. Finally, my support system, my wife, family and close friends have been supportive since day one and I could not have done it without them. If I could give any advice to a fellow entrepreneur about opening a business, especially in Minto, is to make sure you have a sound business plan and to know your market. Doing research may be a daunting task, but it will pay dividends in the end. After you have those mastered, simply go for it. Minto has so many opportunities, grants and support for small businesses, we truly are lucky to have such great people working for our community." - Dr. Shawn McDonald, Owner #WhereYourBusinessBelongs #MintoPhoto
It's Small Business Week! To celebrate, we will be featuring several of our small businesses here in Minto. Check in each to day to see features of our small business owners who will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look into their businesses! Today's Small Business feature: Palmerston Foodland - It also happens to be #NationalFoodDay! . “Heather & I love being part of a small community as most people are friendly & helpful. Five years ago we saw an opportunity to transform the Palmerston grocery store & offer the people of Palmerston & area a better shopping experience. I really like seeing the community coming into our store & visiting with each other. We hoped we could create more than just a grocery store rather a store where customers can shop relaxed & chat with each other. It's rewarding to see & hear customers in our store doing just that. Truly thats what we love about our business. I had a customer come up to me a few months ago & say I've been in here 45 minutes and not bought a thing just talking (I thought to myself perfect), she then proceeded to buy a few things & said can't chat now as I'm late. Long hours & lots of hard work but when you hear customers like that its awesome being a small business. As we continue to try & improve our offering & grow, we see the town grow also, what a great feeling." - Ron & Heather McTaggert, Palmerston Foodland Owners #WhereYourBusinessBelongs #MintoPhoto
It's Small Business Week! To celebrate, we will be featuring several of our small businesses here in Minto. Check in each to day to see features of our small business owners who will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look into their businesses! Today's Small Business feature: Mailbox Coffee (@mailboxcoffee) “When our family moved to Harriston in Feburary 2018, we were both working from home and Matt would always enjoy working out of small independently owned cafes. We quickly noticed that there wasn't anything like this and had always dreamed of opening something like this. We knew it would be a major commitment for our not just us but our entire family but knew that it would be worth it to be a part of this amazing community. After discussing the idea with people who had lived in Harriston for many years if not their whole life, they loved the idea of having a non-franchise coffee shop so we decided to jump on the opportunity. With all the amazing business programs and mentoring the Town of Minto offered, it made starting this venture a bit less daunting and overwhelming. We were also a part of the PitchIt contest where we were a runner up. Our family felt right at place and we couldn't believe the warm welcome we received, and the same with Mailbox Coffee. We can also see that all the Town of Minto staff genuinely care for the town and were always there to help in anyway they can. Our family and our business consider are lucky to be a part of this amazing community." - Matt & Kalina Smith, Owners of Mailbox Coffee in Harriston (Located in The Old Post) #WhereYourBusinessBelongs
Next week is National Small Business Week! 🏬 To celebrate, we will be featuring several of our small businesses here in Minto. Here is a little sneak peak to get things started... . Today's Small Business feature: Palmerston Home Hardware . “We first moved to Palmerston in 1985 to purchase what was then the “Palmerston Variety” store – a Stedmans franchise outlet owned by Harry Dance. Palmerston has since become our home where we raised our family and have made good friends. During our ownership of Palmerston Home Hardware, council, the economic development department and municipal staff have all been good ambassadors and cheerleaders for business development in Minto, encouraging more business to locate and develop in Minto. We have a great customer base here, and our customers have been great loyal supporters of us here. We owned 2 other businesses in Palmerston previously, and when we heard that the Home Hardware location was available to purchase, we felt that there was a great opportunity to revive a struggling business affiliated with a great brand such as Home Hardware. We felt the need for a strong hardware store in a growing town and could see the industries starting to arrive in our area, which of course bring people and housing. Once retail gets into your blood, you’re hooked for life! Being a small business owner is definitely a challenge, and yet very rewarding in many ways as well. It’s like a new puzzle every day. As our customers arrive, after we greet them its “Well, what’s your project or challenge today?” as we offer them the customer service we would expect in any business we shop at." - Terry & Wendy Cormack, Owners #smallbusinessweek #smallbiz #mintophoto #WhereYourBusinessBelongs
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are thankful for all of our residents & business owners who make Minto a great place to do life. Have a fun, safe day with your loved ones! #MintoPhoto #Thankful
Are you between the ages of 19-40? Do you live or work in Minto? Don’t miss the launch networking event, Business + Brews, at @harrystones.social.house Thursday October 4th from 6pm - 8pm! #NWYPN @nwyoungprofessionals
It’s a beautiful autumn morning at the @mintofarmersmarket! 🍂 This is your last chance this season for fresh produce, baked goods, bread, blooms & much more!
Clifford’s Antique Store, the Rooster's Perch, charcoal on paper, by local artist Tony Luciani. Currently on display during the Now and Then exhibit at the Wellington County Museum! 🖊 http://www.tonyluciani.ca/