Women In Business Succeed in Thornbury, ON
Escarpment Magazine recently ran a feature article about the Women of Thornbury and it is a fascinating read. They point out that over 80% of businesses in the town are owned and operated by women. Everything from clothing stores to specialty shops, restaurants, salons and gift shops are led by women who collectively employ over 175 employees in this small community. That is a huge impact.
I love some of the comments in the article about the collaboration, support and genuine desire to support one another expressed by several of the Women-Of-Thornbury. They also talk about the value of having bought into real estate on the main street as another source of security and potential income.
In addition to employing several people, paying taxes and creating a unique vibrancy in the downtown, these businesses also support a number of local charities and local projects making their success a win-win for the whole community.
Please shop local. When you support them, you support so much more.