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September – Aaron Preston’s Garden Center – 1640 NYS Rt. 104

Aaron Preston, owner of Preston’s Garden Center, states that he has been in this business for at least thirty years. Preston says “My father did it, my grandfather did it”. Preston says I am the third generation and my son Jesse is the fourth generation of landscapers […]

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August – Konas Scoop Shop – 6361 Knickerbocker Rd.

Scott Smith states that he and his wife, Janet Smith, always wanted to own the classic mom and pop ice cream shop. Scott Smith said that “When this business became available we decided to take it on.” The Smiths opened the shop under the new name of […]

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July – Advance Auto Parts – 1971 NYS Route 104, Ontario, NY

Chris Bushey, general manager of the Ontario Advance Auto Parts states that we are always looking for part time help. When asked what was the best thing about working at Advance Auto Parts, Bushey said “It is a very busy pace, for someone that likes to stay […]

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June – Sign & Lighting Services – 530 NYS Rt. 104

Jay Hurzy and Kirk Wright, started Sign & Lighting Services in 2004. Sign & Lighting Services has been here in Ontario from the very beginning of the company. With their extensive combined experience in the industry, the company quickly grew into the area’s largest install and service […]

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May – DEB’s Lunch Box, Beh Industrial Park, Ontario, NY

            Deb Bechtold is the owner and only employee of DEB’s Lunch Box. Deb started her business based on a dream of her friend, Jim. Jim was planning to put a hot dog cart on the corner of 104 and Dean Parkway […]

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April – Vision Resale Center, 1531 NYS Rt. 104

           Mevenly Soumahoro (Mev), recently promoted to general manager of the Vision Resale Center in Ontario says, “The Ontario store is the single point used car center and the only used car center, for now, owned by the Vision Auto Group. All we […]

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March – B & C Auto Restoration & Paint, Inc., 6360 Dean Parkway, Ontario, NY

Bill J. Kilpatrick stated that, “ I have been interested in automobiles as long as I can remember. When I was seven years old I won a drawing contest with Hot Rod magazine.” Kilpatrick’s start in the automobile restoration business came when he was about 13 years […]

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February – Sue’s Little Pizza Shop, 1808 NYS Rt. 104, Ontario, NY

Sue Lansing owner of Sue’s Little Pizza Shop states that   about   two years ago I decided “I was going to start my own pizza shop or I wasn’t.” This decision came after working for other people for many years. Sue owned several franchise pizza shops, managed a […]

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The Feathered Nest Gift Shop – 6355 Knickerbocker Road, LW Emporium Complex

The Feathered Nest Gift Shop carries a wide variety of items perfect for friends and family. When you walk into this charming shop, a part of The LW Emporium Village, you get the sense that the five owners are having a great time choosing the items they […]

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Cornerstone Realty – 2015B Ridge Road, Ontario, NY

Paula Priest, Broker Associate and manager of the Cornerstone office in Ontario, started learning the real-estate business working for a local real-estate company. After nine years Priest started Cornerstone on main street in Ontario. The original business was sold to a larger real-estate firm, however the sale […]

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