The Downtown small business award is to recognize the efforts of the entrepreneur who has created a successful and growing business in the downtown core through the application of commitment, dedication, hard work and innovation.
Sherry and Jim Chambers started their business from scratch about 8 years ago and evolved from Gifts and Décor by adding a Ladies Clothing line that brings customers to her store from London, Tillsonburg and beyond.
Sherry is actively involved in the downtown and served on the Downtown Development Board for 4+ years and truly cares about Downtown St Thomas. She is always willing to help – donating her time to DDB initiatives like planting flower boxes and maintaining these flower boxes through all seasons, helping with the Santa Claus float, the Tree Lighting Celebration, the Home Show and the Nostalgia Nights Car Show. If an extra set of hands is needs, Sherry is willing to help.
Sherry is also a great community supporter and gives back by hosting fashion shows where all proceeds go to charity. She maintains her business in impeccable condition, always has a very nice window display of product, promotes with product in front of her store and offers clients a clean and friendly shopping experience. She is great with social media and maintains an effective business website and continuous Facebook exposure and involvement.
Sherry’s is a great example of many of the thriving stores in the downtown core. If you haven’t taken a walk lately through St. Thomas downtown, I highly encourage it! The St. Thomas downtown is evolving and buying local has never been easier.
Congrats to Sherry’s for helping to lead this evolution.