A devastating fire in 2015 left Al and Connie Dobson, owners of Near North Business Machines, rebuilding not only their home but their business as well.
The fire destroyed their home and also caused enough damage to the store that all the inventory was lost and the storefront was ruined. The Dobsons have been working hard to pull everything back together, working around and through all the construction, often in very tight spaces.
Last Friday they celebrated their Grand Reopening and Customer Appreciation Day. People were invited to visit the newly renovated space, enjoy treats including a BBQ and cake, and to enter numerous draws.
The grand reopening marks the last nail put in the board to officially open for business. We combined it with the customer appreciation day to say thanks to our customers for the past year of ups and downs, but also the past 23 (24 this July) of their support in the growth of our business. It was a great day and very nice to see everyone out enjoying themselves.Co-owner Connie Dobson, Near North Business Machines
Prize winners for the day:
George Young – Huntsville Rotary Member – Sharp Electronics Team Canada Watch
Gary Monahan – Fire Department – Toshiba Canada Camcorder
Alex Polmateer – Port Sydney Fresh Mart – Near North Business Machines Office supplies gift basket
Patrick McMullen – Hyundai of Muskoka – Dixon and Zarmac Benefits Office supplies/scratch tickets
Brittney Randsome – Huntsville Place Mall – Brother Inkjet Printer supplied by Randmar
Ryan Clarke – Louis’ II – Hewlett Packard Inkjet Printer supplied by Chestwood Mezey
Tracey Kuusk – Community Living Huntsville – Farmer’s Daughter Gift basket of various food items
Donna Nairn – Muskoka Seniors – Shredder from Fellowes Canada
Louisa Moffit – Remax – Near North Business Machines Zenergy Ball Chair
Kim Ravenhill – Huntsville Honda – Gift Basket with sauces and spices from Spicers Canada Paper Company
Courtney Blake – Royal Bank of Canada – Dixon and Zarmac Benefits Office supplies/scratch tickets
Rose Evans – Huntsville Doppler – Near North Business Machines Office Chair
Near North Business Machines is a Doppler advertiser.