MADISON TOWNSHIP — Two younger women with particular wants had hassle discovering jobs, in order that they began their very own enterprise.
Jenna Stigall and Anne Wrobleski, each 24, are working Merely Good Canine Barkery. They make pet treats with healthful components and donate 10% of the income to help pet rescue.
Jenna was born with cerebral palsy. Anne has Williams syndrome, a uncommon genetic dysfunction characterised by progress delays earlier than and after delivery.
They obtain assist from their mothers, Sally Stigall and Cindy Wrobleski.
“The mission of the enterprise is to help people with disabilities and provides them alternatives to find out about employment,” Sally mentioned. “Our aim is to at some point invite others in with us as we develop.”
They began the enterprise in February
Jenna and Anne have been in enterprise since February.
“Nancy Leach from Lacy’s Pet Emporium determined to retire,” Sally mentioned. “She requested if the women wished to take over the baking enterprise.”
Merely Good Canine Barkery operates out of the Stigall residence in Madison Township. The household has two ovens. Batches take at the very least two hours to bake.
“After that, they must dehydrate,” Jenna mentioned.
“They’re good for a 12 months,” Anne added.
Sally mentioned the treats have been examined and accepted. The enterprise is registered with the Ohio Division of Agriculture.
Along with being wholesome, the treats are tasty. Merely Good Canine Barkery gives tuna cat crackers, peanut butter pumpkin biscotti, cheddar bacon, hen biscuit and peanut butter patties.
“We do all of the baking and packaging,” Sally mentioned.
The 4 girls had been busy packaging on the eating room desk earlier this week. The enterprise has its personal Fb web page and enterprise playing cards.
“My niece in South Carolina is a graphic artist,” Sally mentioned. “The women picked and tweaked their enterprise brand. They work in all facets of the enterprise.”
Spreading the phrase in regards to the ‘barkery’
Jenna and Anne have branched out to unfold the phrase about Merely Good Canine Barkery. They supplied their wares all summer season at a farmers market.
Jenna and Anne additionally had been invited to Strutt Your Mutt, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Richland County.
“We offered out,” Anne mentioned proudly.
In addition they attended a Enterprise After Hours occasion on the Blueberry Patch and have their very own sales space on the Ohio Chicken Sanctuary. The women had been wanting ahead to their first craft present, Christmas within the Valley, in Bellville.
“Our ladies have discovered it laborious to search out gainful employment,” Sally mentioned.
Anne labored on the Metropolis Backyard Café in Mansfield’s municipal constructing till the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She was laid off and by no means known as again.
Jenna has an in-home cupcake-making enterprise, which added biscotti. She has a contract with the Goldberry Roasting Co. in Ashland for the latter product.
“For us, the canine treats have taken over the cupcake enterprise,” Jenna mentioned with amusing.
Extra in regards to the entrepreneurs
Jenna and Anne ready to be the place they’re. They graduated from highschool in 2016, Jenna from Madison and Anne from Mansfield Senior.
Each deferred their graduations for 2 years to permit them to attend Pioneer Profession & Know-how Heart.
“Jenna wished extra talent within the culinary division,” Sally mentioned of her daughter.
In the meantime, Anne studied horticulture and hospitality.
As for hobbies, Anne likes to learn. Jenna enjoys making blankets, specializing in loom knitting.
Each of them love the Meals Community. Jenna is also a fan of “The Andy Griffith Present.” Her favourite exercise is making an attempt new recipes together with her dad.
After all, Jenna and Anne have canines. Jenna and her household personal a long-haired German Shepherd and a black Goldendoodle.
Anne has a rescue canine, Dale, so named due to the place in Tennessee the place he was adopted.
Merely Good Canine Barkery is taking Christmas orders and asks to obtain them earlier than Dec. 1. Along with Fb, individuals can name Jenna at 419-544-0912 or Anne at 419-610-5017, or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.