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 feature Rachelle Gauthier of Gauthier Marine, in Shippagan.

I joined an established company, so for me, it was the advantages such as flexibility of action and decision that pushed me to be in business.

Our business allows us to make a difference in our community through our volunteer and financial involvement, and that is also a great advantage of being an entrepreneur, in my opinion.

In times of pandemic, people have become aware of the impact of buying local and small businesses. There is a movement to buy locally instead of going to the big centers.

Buying local is essential to our business. Without the support of our local customers, we would not be on the expansion path we are on today.

Small and medium-sized businesses are the foundation of a healthy community, and supporting them means supporting the community at large.

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