This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today, we hear from Jenna Cann of Wharf Village in Moncton.
THE THOUGHT OF TAKING ON A BUSINESS THAT WAS ONCE FULL OF LIFE AND RENEWING ITS SPIRIT WAS SO EXCITING TO ME.
Buying a run-down property that was closed for several years had its challenges, but the vision of reopening such a beautiful location outweighed any of the hurdles that would come our way. My main motivation to go into business was my family, and now that I am a mother, that motivation has only increased.
It’s an effort-filled balance of being a mom and running a business, but with the right team and professional group around you, it is possible and dreams do come true. The one thing that I will never forget from all of this is the local support that surrounded us from the moment we took on the Wharf Village project back in 2017.
The love, support, and excitement we received from family, friends, locals and local businesses was astounding as they encouraged us, helped us, and provided wisdom in areas we were still learning.
With tourism now being halted for a second season, we are humbled yet again by the support of our neighbours. We are full of gratitude as we welcome locals and feel their support. We have also strived to support local businesses with whom we collaborate across the Wharf Village, and these past few seasons have very much highlighted how important that is.
We aim to be a place where everyone feels a warm East Coast welcome while enjoying the views, a delicious meal, a tasty treat or finds a keepsake in our shops. We continue to plan and evolve to ensure we deliver the best experience possible.
Supporting local businesses has a real impact because it keeps the local spirit alive. Supporting local businesses feeds entrepreneurial dreams, which can ultimately feed a healthier tomorrow for us all.