Harvest House Gift & Frame April 2011
Canton Frame Shop Receives Grant from SLCLDC
Canton, New York, April 4, 2011 – Harvest House Gift & Frame in Canton has been awarded a grant to purchase equipment and for working capital that will increase sales and improve operating efficiencies. Funds in the amount of $22,050 were awarded from the St. Lawrence County Local Development Corporation Microenterprise Grant Program.
Jeremy Morrow began his appreciation for art as a boy working alongside his father John Morrow, a well known Ogdensburg artist known for his North Country landscape scenes. At a young age Jeremy matted and framed prints for his dad, and gained increasing knowledge of the art of framing as he grew older. He studied art in college and went on to frame professionally in various parts of the US. This collection of over 25 years of experience culminated in the opening of Mr. Morrow’s own shop in Canton last year.
In June of 2010 Jeremy opened Harvest House Gift & Frame beneath what was McCarthy’s Restaurant in Canton. The shop provides custom picture framing, large format, photo quality ink jet, and Giclee prints. Services cater to a diverse audience of customers including business professionals, art students, and serious art collectors, as well as individuals looking to have personal art or photography framed. In addition, Jeremy has recently started accepting local artists work on consignment and, as an experienced artist, intends to sell his own work at the shop.
“To be competitive in today’s economy you have to have the best tools, the best service, the best materials and the best price,” states Mr. Morrow. “I believe this grant will open a lot of doors for my business. By lowering my expenses I can invest more money into the business and stay on the leading edge. I want to continue to offer my customers the newest and best technologies and tools available in the picture framing and printing industries.”
“Small businesses face many challenges in their first few years of existence,” comments SLCLDC Chief Raymond Fountain. “The SLCLDC is providing capital to this young business that will aid Jeremy in lowering his operating costs and hopefully push Harvest House beyond some of the hurdles new businesses typically encounter.”
Though the building he currently occupies has been sold, Harvest House will remain open at 5821 US Highway 11 in Canton below the former McCarthy’s Restaurant through sometime in June. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Jeremy is in the process of identifying a new location for the business that will provide his customers with the same convenience of parking and easy loading and unloading.
Fountain continues, “We are helping Jeremy to site his new location and are glad to provide the support he needs to build a strong business for years to come.”
For further information please contact Jeremy at 386-3593, or “Like” Harvest House Gift & Frame on Facebook.