SOMERS, CT — Before this 7 days, Ellington-Somers Patch questioned viewers to nominate their preferred area company for Business of the 12 months. Numerous location businesses have managed to navigate the turbulence of 2020 with steadfast perseverance and an unwavering determination to the clientele they provide.
Just after marketing merchandise on the internet for just about two a long time, Pamela McAllister opened a storefront at 20 Vasalie Rd. in Somers on Oct. 1. Known as HodgePodge Gifts & Upscale Resale, the shop attributes a minimal little bit of anything: seasonal items, outfits, jewellery, toys, textbooks, dinnerware – you title it, it truly is very likely to be there. If not, it might be up coming week, as inventory is consistently getting included.
McAllister reported, “I am eco-friendly mindful, advertising gently utilised merchandise to hold them out of the landfill. We are also COVID aware – cleaning all the time!”
Customers of the retailer had a lot of glowing feedback about the shop some excerpts are released here.
- “Pam is a superb human being with a passion for locating exclusive and 1-of-a-type products. I like that she retains so several of these treasured merchandise out of our landfills and will get them into the arms of individuals who will really like them all over again and give them new everyday living.” – Dawn Ortiz
- “Astounding variety of items and superb customer services. My favored location to shop in Somers.” – Travis Lariviere
- “Hardworking owner of a new enterprise although also juggling own worries. Constantly upbeat and completely ready to aid some others. Wonderful range and excellent business product, justifies to be showcased to help get the word out.” – Jenny Regan
- “Pam has often provided personable and specialist customer support. She enjoys trying to find treasures so she can reconnect individuals with their memories. Her company will save goods from our landfills and passes pleasure to others. I have been a peer with Pam for in excess of 4 yrs. She is a supporter and cheerleader for modest business and how a little small business can provide for one’s spouse and children. Her social media existence has generally been an encouragement to me to keep on to attempt to be a better enterprise operator. Pam performs difficult at currently being the very best she can be to go on to help her loved ones and her group. I believe that Pam and her business enterprise will be an outstanding choice for organization of the yr. Her organization abilities mixed with creative imagination for display screen and internet marketing and her honest appreciation for her clients is a function product and mentor in the small enterprise arena.” – Rhonda Kelley
- “Pam is one particular of the most inspired, outgoing and artistic small organization entrepreneurs I have at any time satisfied. She would not wait to change people talents to assisting other smaller company owners. I’d adore to see her identified for HodgePodge Presents & Upscale Resale, as well as for her drive to create neighborhood among the tiny small business owners, no matter whether their shops are “brick & mortar” or digital.” – Allison Whyte