Encouraging Signs

March 25th, 2010 by Judy Trull

They say Spring has sprung. I am not sure I will go that far based on the “blustery day” we have here in Manawa today. However we see signs all around us that we are on the verge of change here in our community.  It is exciting to me as a business owner that there are others who are banking on Manawa being a source of business and revenue not only for them but for their businesses as well.  They are investing in the future not only of Manawa, but Wisconsin.  When Tim & I decided to move forward with purchasing a Bed & Breakfast, the Lindsay House wasn’t the only thing beckoning us to this community.  It was also a sense of family and pride in the community that drew us here.  As we have celebrated our 5th year as owners of Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast, we are also thankful to be part of a community of people who not only care about one another but also of the growth and prosperity and survival of their community.  We are fortunate to have as new businesses in our Community, Cowboys Bar, whose owner works locally and decided to also invest in Manawa by buying an existing business and making it his own.  We also have had Gunner’s Garage open in an existing building, just north of Manawa. Our own Trey Foerster who for years has owned and worked in the publishing business in Waupaca County will have his photography which he has done over the years displayed at Gunner’s Garage.  They are a business that specializes in spotlighting cars, Trey has photographed many classic cars over the years at the Iola Car Show and it will be exciting that his work will be on display.  He has contributed a photograph to our website and has a wonderful talent and eye for the photos he takes.  We salute the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and well in Manawa, may the spark continue!