South Dundas welcomed a new business to town when dignitaries, family and friends joined Kelly Keeler and Andy Major at the grand opening of Almost Paradise, at 147 Main Street, Morrisburg, October 18.
Almost Paradise is a tanning salon and boutique, as well as an outlet for Sears. “We know there is risk involved in opening a business,” said owner Kelly Keeler, “but we went with it. We wanted to do something new. We hope the community will like what we have to offer and will support us.”
MP Guy Lauzon, the mayor of South Dundas, Steven Byvelds, acting chair of the SD Chamber of Commerce, Donnie Bowes, County Warden, Eric Duncan and South Dundas council members Evonne Delegarde, Jim Locke, Jim Graham and Archie Mellan, were all on hand to offer personal congratulations and words of support to the new business owners.
“We are always looking for economic growth in our region,” said MP Lauzon. “Small businesses like this one are the backbone of our economy.”
“Thank you for choosing South Dundas for your business,” said Eric Duncan, whose words were echoed by mayor Byvelds when he thanked Keeler and Major for their hard work and enthusiasm and “making sure this corner of South Dundas stays active.”
Almost Paradise was newly renovated by Keeler, Major and friends and family. The boutique welcomes the public to drop in.