Welcoming new business in Morrisburg
Dignitaries and officials in South Dundas welcomed three new small businesses into the fold at the Chamber of Commerce office in Morrisburg on Thurs., Oct. 26. From left, Adrian Bugelli (Chief of Staff for SDSG MP Guy Lauzon), Dave Dobbing (Design Farm), Isabelle Dobbing (ID Communications), South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde, Chantal Tremblay (The Travel Agent Next Door) and Marilyn McMahon (Executive Assistant to SDSG MPP Jim McDonell).       Sawyer Helmer photo

Kalynn Sawyer Helmer
Record Staff
MORRISBURG – Three new South Dundas businesses were inaugurated at the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce office on Thurs., Oct. 26. All three of the small business owners are relatively new to the area and were excited to meet their new community.

Chantal Tremblay, owner operator of The Travel Agent Next Door, has been a travel agent for 13 years and has just started her own business. Working from home, Tremblay said she is available to work with her clients’ schedules and even makes house calls to best accommodate her clients. Originally from Quebec City, Tremblay was living in Ingleside before moving to Morrisburg this past May. “I am very happy to be working in the community,” she explained. “I work with anything related to travel – the world is my backyard.”

Also new in town are Dave and Isabelle Dobbing. The husband and wife team have begun two independent companies but work together when clients require multiple services. Dave’s marketing company, Design Farm, manages the ins and outs of marketing and graphic design for small to medium-sized companies. Services include brand awareness and social media marketing that best suit a company’s image. Dobbing is backed by 25 years of experience. “The key to success for small businesses is a good marketing plan,” said Dobbing, who offers a free consultation to potential clients.

When the need arises, Dobbing teams up with wife Isabelle and her communications and translation company, ID Communications. With 13 years experience as a translator and communications expert and two years in her own business, Isabelle works with agencies and corporations who need translated materials for businesses which travel between Ontario and Quebec.

To kick off the welcome party, Adrian Bugelli, Chief of Staff for MP Guy Lauzon, presented the business owners with a certificate. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and so on behalf of Guy Lauzon I am honoured to welcome you,” said Bugelli. Executive Assistant Marilyn McMahon also welcomed the owners on behalf of MPP Jim McDonell. “Thank you, welcome and we wish you the very best,” she said.

South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde not only welcomed them as businesses but also as new residents of South Dundas, expressing her pride in Morrisburg as the hub of the county. Lastly, Chamber of Commerce member Donnie Bowes wrapped things up with his welcome and sentiment, “I think you are really going to enjoy doing businesses here,” he said.

Information about all three businesses can be found at the Chamber of Commerce office in Morrisburg or online. Visit www.chantaltremblay.thetravelagentnextdoor.com, www.id-communications. co, or www.design-farm.co.