On July 18, the Owen-Withee Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a summer gathering at RedDaisyGirl downtown Owen. The local business owners attending were treated to pulled pork and hot beef sandwiches, cucumber and tomato salad, and chips catered by Troy and Jenn’s Hacienda. Desert was brownies from Martin’s Fresh Market, Owen, topped off by Mauel’s Diary ice cream.
OWACC President Carey Hargot emceed the night, welcomed businesses and encouraged all to stand up and introduce themselves and tell about anything new. From those introductions, a few business owners spoke of new things coming to Owen.
Tammy Fuentes of Raelynn’s Floral and Gifts said she and Theresa Frankewicz will be opening Crooked Closet, a clothing boutique across the street from Cozy Corner Cafe on Central Ave. It will feature women’s clothes, some men’s attire, scrubs and accessories to start with and may grow into an online business along with the brick and mortar shop.
Tammy Tomczak of Little Tyke Day Care also on Central Ave. will be expanding her business into that same building. This location will be for the school age children who are currently at their home daycare.
Misty Stanke of Stanke Financial Service of Medford introduced herself and said they will be soon opening an office in Owen. They will offer accounting, book keeping and other financial services.
The evening concluded with prize drawings and a big thank you from OWACC President Carey Hargot. The prizes were donated by Brandon Blumenstein of Edward Jones, Clark County Rehab and Living Center, Daniel and Michelle Nicholson of Owen Family Dental, The Sentinel and Rural News; Jackie Reinke of O-W Sports and Liquor, Tami Fuentes of RaeLynn’s Floral & Gifts, Forward Financial, Tammy and Bob Tomczak of Little Tykes Learn & Play, Laken Potocnik of Skunky’s, O-W Enterprise, and Doug & Cheryl Niemuth of Thorp SuperValu.
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