I remember way back driving through Marshall, Michigan on the way to somewhere that we had to stop for dinner at Win Schuler's. Being a kid, I don't remember much, but I do remember their cheese in a crock and crackers. I also sort of remember that we ate so much cheese and crackers that we didn't have to order dinner (I think that was the plan).
Win Schuler's is celebrating their 100 year anniversary so how fitting is it that right down the street in historic downtown Marshall that Debbie Knight is celebrating her 25th year in business.
I love small town downtown streets because you never know what you are going to find (there is always a cafe that seems to make great breakfasts). Walking down Main Street you come across a huge black awning with D. Knight Designs on it.
Walking into the salon you know you are somewhere special. Very quaint. Artwork on every wall. Fresh coffee brewing next to tasty snacks. Immaculately clean. And the friendly staff.
Debbie and her salon manager Dennis are having festivities all week in the salon and who else but Schuler's is doing the catering! How much fun.
With the celebrating in full bloom, one of Debbie's long time employees decides to strike it on her own and gives Debbie notice. To Debbie, this employee is like family. But Debbie knows there is nothing she can do to keep her. This Friday is her last day.
Nothing about being in business today is easy. Making it to 25 years is an achievement that few businesses reach. But Debbie and Dennis are fully engaged as are the rest of their staff (thanks in part to Gallup). They will keep celebrating and enjoying their success. Because at the end of the day, that's what being in business is all about. The rest will take care of itself. Congratulations to the entire staff at D. Knight Designs!
Happy Wednesday! Now I got to have some cheese and crackers.....