National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day (#MOM&PopBusinessOwnerDay) is observed annually on March 29th. This day honors small, independent, family-owned businesses.
The holiday began when Rick Sega wanted a way to recognize the work of his parents who first opened a hat shop called Ruth’s in Everett, Massachusetts on March 29, 1939. The store later evolved into specialty clothing store for women and moved to Medford, Massachusetts bringing in over $2 million in revenue. The store operated for nearly six decades and eventually closed in 1997. The holiday celebrates how a small one room operation can grow to a successful business to inspire all business owners.
Some mom and pop businesses are handed down from one generation to the next while others are new start-ups. Mom and pop businesses generally offer superior customer service as the owners take personal pride in their operations as well as pride in their communities. At WBR Insurance we are proud to work with many such businesses offering the insurance and financial services needed to keep their investment secured. Here are just a few we would like to recognize:
Company Name: Air Specialty Corp.
Owner: Randy Mathews
Services: Heating And Air Conditioning Services And Sales
Address: 121 E 25th St, Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: (757) 494-3777
Company Name: R.L. Blount Custom Homes, Inc.
Owners: Ron Blount and Bonny Blount
Services: Home Builder
Address: P.O. Box 16032, Chesapeake, VA 23328
Phone: (757) 478-3282
Company Name: J Charles Gould CO Inc
Owners: Charlie Gould and Patricia Gould
Services: Interior House Painting and Carpentry
Address: 2324 Hood Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: (757) 486-3164