Mathews business owners network at library luncheon
The occasion was a small business luncheon and program held in recognition of May as National Small Business Month. The luncheon was sponsored by the Friends of the Mathews Memorial Library.
Library director Bette Dillehay and Carolyn Taylor, library board of trustees’ chair, encouraged those gathered to communicate with each other and share ideas, and it seemed clear that those gathered were doing exactly that.
Ian Morse of the construction firm Morse Enterprises of Mathews was guest speaker. He was asked at the last minute to stand in for Michael Swiderski of Storybound Construction because Swiderski was unexpectedly called out of town.
Speaking off the cuff on the topic “Building a Small Business—No Small Task,” Morse talked about how he ended up in Mathews County and how the internet helped him build his business.
Now at work remodeling one half of the old Christie Chevrolet building on Main Street (the other half belongs to Mike Casale of Majic Enterprises and is slated to house a vintage automobile gallery), Morse said he grew up in Virginia Beach, where his father was a helicopter pilot, but that the family had a tradition of being builders and he himself was always crafty and hands-on.