Shops & Business

There’s plenty for graduating high school seniors to look forward to in the spring. In Woodbury, in addition to all the parties and pomp and circumstance, students look forward to giving back to their community.

Michele Gudmundson and Wesley Uthus, co-owners of Primp Cheap Chic Boutique, saw their business double in size last year, taking their affordable fashion boutique from three locations to six in just nine months.

May 7, 8 and 9: a weekend circled on many calendars in Woodbury. The fishing opener? Yes. Mother’s Day? Yes.

Still in its original location since 1978, Woodlane Flowers is one of Woodbury’s oldest family businesses.

When Joe Lehn and Tim Michalski’s wives suggested they meet and talk about their similar interests, they had no idea of the future the friendship would forge.

Gordie Bailey, chair of the board for Bailey Nurseries, headquartered in Newport, has always had a strong drive to give back. This February, it’s bringing him as far as northern Tanzania, where he will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for a girls’ school in Kenya.

The opening of Cabela's in May 2013 signaled a new period of business growth in Woodbury, with a variety of incoming commercial developments, new tenants moving into existing spaces, and longtime businesses expanding and renovating throughout the city.

Woodbury resident Amy Cochrane and her friend Wendy Parks have always loved living actively. Cochrane describes herself as a gym junkie who also enjoys hiking and cycling; Parks stays active by biking, canoeing and camping.

Anytime Fitness’ headquarters, currently located in Hastings, will settle into its new home in Woodbury in the spring of 2016.

One of the busiest and most utilized roads in Woodbury was nothing more than a gravel thoroughfare just three decades ago. But one man’s vision, a 275-acre Christmas tree farm and five intrepid houses paved the way—literally—for a new road and a booming suburb. 

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