Downtown Merchant Speaks to Kiwanis About Marketing a Small Business.
Members of the Kiwanis Club had the chance to hear about a local success story at their meeting on November 19, as Patrick O'Brien of FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, talked about how a small business can find a niche market in small-town Maine. With his wife Nancy, the O'Briens opened their first retail store in Bar Harbor, before opening their second location in Rockland. Since that time, the business has grown and now includes internet sales and shipments of their products all over the United States. O'Brien is shown receiving a Kiwanis coffee mug, while Kiwanis president Amy Pease of Union holds a sample of the vinegar and olive oil available at FIORE. Kiwanis members meet every Monday for their business meeting, where a different speaker is featured each week. FMI: rocklandkiwanis.org.