new businesses are popping up in one local city, and it's a trend chamber of
commerce officials say is just beginning.
Watkins is one of at least five people in the last few months to choose Wauseon
as the place for her new business.
a very welcoming community," Watkins said. "There's lots of new customers here,
so I have to build up my clientele."
is the owner of Lily's Pad, a resale shop for children's clothing and furniture
that just opened on South Fulton Street.
the last six months or so, we've seen a tremendous increase in the number of
people starting their business or relocating their business out here," said
Neil Toeppe, director of the Wauseon Chamber of Commerce.
says he isn't surprise by the recent trend.
is a lot less red tape to try and get a business going," he said. "It seems
that you get a lot more help in expediting the start of your business through
the local municipalities."
also says people like the service they get with small businesses, where they
build a relationship with the owners. And the trend is just beginning.
bakery is getting ready to open up," Toeppe said. "Another building across the
street from me has just been sold. Another building two blocks down has just