As we all figure out our new normal during isolation, shutdowns and slow re-opening, our small businesses need our support. The Mason and Deerfield communities have come together in amazing ways to lift each other up, including efforts by the Mason Deerfield Chamber, Mason City Schools, local food pantries and residents. We talked to a variety of local businesses about how they've adapted to serve their customers and the community during the pandemic, and how we can best support them moving forward. Many are also providing new offerings and deals that make staying local even more appealing!
1224 Castle Dr, Mason
Cincinnati EntryPoint has proudly operated in Mason since 2003. They manufacture 1-2,000 high-quality entry doors per month. Their door sills are of the highest quality oak, door frames are no-rot and fiberglass and steel doors use the best urethane core for a door that lasts a lifetime.
Q: How has your business changed? We allow customers with an appointment to come in, pick their door, glass and how they want the door made. They can create a very customized door and hardware set for a ‘standard’ door price.”
Q: How can people best support your business? “We have a large showroom where you can make an appointment for two people max (no kids) to safely view the doors and do your shopping in a large spacious warehouse. We keep the showroom to only one couple at a time typically.”
Closets By Design
11275 Deerfield Rd, Cincinnati
Closets by Design is a full service designer, manufacturer and installer of custom home organizational systems. They build dream closets along with pantries, home offices, laundry, mudrooms and complete garage makeovers.
Q: How has your business changed? “We’ve initiated virtual home consultations between our designers and homeowners via phone, fax and/or Zoom. This allows the homeowners to take advantage of special offerings without any initial visit to the home.”
Q: What positive support have you experienced from your customers? “Clients have been very supportive of the situation precluding our ability to visit their homes. Our virtual consultations are working well.”
Q: Any special offerings people should know about? “We extended our Spring Sale which is 40% off, plus an additional 15% discount and 18-month financing.”
S.W. Clyborne Provision and Spirits
5948 Snider Rd, Mason
Bringing a unique dining experience to Mason, Clyborne’s chef-driven menu is seasonal and made from scratch. The menu is paired with a top-notch wine list, craft cocktails and a rotating beer selection.
Q: How has your business changed? “In late March, we began offering carryout dinners on Friday, and then in April, we expanded to include Tuesday.”
Q: What positive support have you experienced from your customers? “The response from the community has been amazing. Our carryout dinners are selling out each week and people are purchasing gift cards and sending us encouraging messages. We are truly grateful”
Q: How can people support you? “We will continue to follow the guidance of the Governor and health officials regarding our business. We encourage people to follow us on social media and visit our website to get the most up-to-date information.”
Edward Jones - Dianna Knudsen
5770 Gateway Blvd Suite 103, Mason
Dianna Knudsen is an Edward Jones Advisor in Mason who helps investors reach their long-term financial goals.
Q: How has your business changed? Our business remains open and we are available during business hours, however we are not able to meet with clients in the office. We’ve transitioned to servicing our clients and the community through online and phone-based options. This includes conference calls for our seminars and market updates rather than in-person.
Q: What positive support have you experienced from your customers? “We have used this opportunity to support local businesses and find ways to continue to help our clients with small tokens to brighten their day.”
Q: How can people support you? “I offer a complimentary review of investments. Additionally, the community can contact my office for information on upcoming seminars and events.”
762 Reading Rd, Mason
IC-Roofing has been in the commercial roofing business for 10 years. In the last three years, they expanded into residential roofing, windows and doors.
Q: How has your business changed? “We maintain six feet of distance during all estimates and bring only what is necessary to the job site. We take payments without physical contact and make sure all our employees are healthy.”
Q: What positive support have you experienced from your customers? “We have seen a great amount of kindness and cooperativeness from the Mason community with our roofers.”
Q: How can people support you? “The minimum effort is required for our customers. If they or someone they know has damage, all they have to do is work with their insurance and we take care of the rest. We are willing to offer $500 off any new roof during the stay-at-home order.”
808 Reading Rd, Mason
Everybody’s Health has been serving the community for 18 years as a holistic wellness center featuring chiropractic care, massage, wellness products and services including regenerative medicine.
Q: How has your business changed? “We are deemed an essential business and have remained open to help our patients stay healthy. We have taken on extra precautions and sanitation. Our loyal patients have been coming in on schedule, but unfortunately we have been hit with almost 50% in reduced services.”
Q: How can people support you? “Get back on schedule. A healthy positive attitude, healthy diet, keeping stress low, proper sleep, exercise and water intake are crucial for healthy immune systems. Chiropractic care has been proven to decrease both mental and physical stress on the body.”
Kim Harper Salon and Spa
5150 Socialville-Foster Rd, Mason
Kim Harper Salon and Spa is a woman-owned and operated salon and day spa in Mason, offering a full range of hair and skincare services and eco-friendly products.
Q: How has your business changed? “Along with all other salons, we were ordered to close on March 18th, shortly after we made the decision to close ourselves in the interest of our team and clients' health and safety.”
Q: What positive support have you experienced? “Our clients have been extremely supportive in emails, texts and phone calls, and have purchased gift cards and products online to support us.”
Q: How can people support you? “Until clients are able to visit the salon again, we are offering ‘Hair Survival Kits’ to help conceal roots. We can even match non-clients using a photo or a quick FaceTime consultation. Kits are $50 each and can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Pop Revolution Gallery & Framing
105 E Main St, Mason
Pop Revolution is a small business in downtown Mason, specializing in custom framing, photo printing, and art gallery sales.
Q: How has your business changed? “Our biggest change has been the closing of our store. We are still able to take online printing orders and some framing orders which has been helpful."
Q: What positive support have you experienced? “Our customers have been very understanding during this time and as helpful as they can be. Some have even offered to lend us money which we appreciate. Luckily we have not had to take them up on the offer yet.”
Q: How can people support you? “Customers can order photo printing online and have them shipped. Discounted gift cards are also available on our website during this time. ($100 gift card for $75, $50 gift card for $40).”
6203 Snider Rd, Mason
Interiors Plus is a locally owned interior design retail store that depends on locals to use their design services and shop in the store. They offer a personal touch, even at a distance, that is unique to their store. They have a large selection of home accessories, custom florals, custom window treatments and furniture.
Q: How has your business changed? “Since the stay-at-home order we have been doing FaceTime sales and dropping off merchandise to customers' homes. We are also continuing to take special orders for the future.”
Q: How can people support you? “We hope when we are able to open our doors again that our neighbors will continue to patronize our business so we can continue to serve the community as we have in the past.”