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'Mom and Pop' Project: A Focus on Small Business

What's a mom and pop?

We're going to launch a series of videos on mom-and-pop shops in and around Danville. But, first, what is a mom-and-pop shop? What does that actually mean?

Is it dictated by longevity? By who runs it? Does there need to be an actual mom and an actual pop?

Does a Norman Rockwell painting come to mind when you think mom-and-pop? An old married couple running a hardware store? Or can we think about this concept differently?

Let's talk about this and, as we discuss it, drop a few suggestions of local mom-and-pops we might include in this series.

Through these videos we hope three things:

  • You'll get to know Danville that much better;
  • Maybe there will be some small business lessons to be learned for you entrepreneurs out there; and
  • You'll be entertained!

Tackle the questions and drop in some suggestions in the comment sections below.

Let's get started!

Terry Parris Jr. April 26, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Jack: What are some of those mom and pops in the area... and what makes them mom and pops?
Stephanie Perret April 26, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Sounds interesting. I look forward to reading about these businesses!
Terry Parris Jr. April 26, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Stephanie: What do you think a mom-and-pop is? Any businesses in Danville that fit your idea of a mom-and-pop?
Chris Waage April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Danville Chocolates is very Mom and Pop. They are run by local families and always greet you with a very genuine smile. They're very community focused with connections to all the local events and support of local youth groups with field trips and chocolate making demos. Plus, when I think Mom and Pop I think of the kind of shop that you love to explore and that the kids beg to stop by on the way home... that is definitely Danville Chocolates. Thanks Terry and Bree for creating such a wonderful shop.
Terry Parris Jr. April 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Chris: Thanks for the insight. Good point about regarding the kids.

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