If you need to hear a powerful story of a phoenix rising from the ashes, this week’s episode will give you a lot of reasons to be thankful.
There are many reasons to start a business, but most of us create them to solve problems. Often, it’s because we couldn’t find a solution already out there, so we make our own. That’s exactly what happened to Leah Chevallier, of Chuckling Duckling Farm in Fort Langley. Her sensitive skin sent her on a hunt for quality skin care, but she wasn’t able to find something that was locally made, extremely high quality, and that came from a company that valued low-footprint packaging and manufacturing methods. Chuckling Duckling started in the heart of Fort Langley BC, and is part of a very small community of business owners in the area. They have all grown to support each other in ways that you can’t even begin to imagine. And Leah is here to tell us about the ways that has helped her in this especially tough year.
Leah’s story is an especially passionate one, because what happened to her earlier this year, during the worst of the COVID-19 lockdown, is the stuff most business owners have in their nightmares. On Tuesday, June 16th, her business suffered a devastating fire that destroyed virtually everything in the shop, including not only her inventory, but her manufacturing setup as well. Today, let’s hear from Leah about how she not only coped with this loss, but is now growing because of this situation, with the incredible help of her neighbours and fellow business owners. A true Fraser Valley success story!