One of the things I like to photograph is craft type items in a specialty shop. From time to time we go to Galena and I wander around in the shops taking images of interesting items on display. It may not appeal to most but I do enjoy it.
Yesterday the Chamber of Commerce had two Ambassador calls to show case and celebrate the opening of two new businesses in downtown Maquoketa. The one on today’s blog is called “Make A Splash.” A very nice craft and specialty decorations retail store located at the corner of Main and Platte Streets in Maquoketa.
The owner is Debbie Shea and she and her daughter Cassandra are running the store. When we were there for the ribbon cutting around 4:00 p.m. there were a lot of customers shopping there and more importantly making purchases. It is wonderful to see a new business open in the downtown area and to have customers eager to make purchases.
So the whole welcoming and ribbon cutting only takes a few minutes. No one makes a speech but congratulations are offered from all who attend. It is an opportunity for business leaders and members of the Chamber to extend a welcome and wish for success.
I am hopeful when people see the traffic generated by businesses in the downtown area they will also consider the potential of opening a shop, store, or office in the downtown area. Maquoketa has a lot to offer and is one of the best kept secrets around.
Enjoy your Saturday, should be a good one weather wise. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.