Shops & Business

In February, the Rotary Club of Woodbury hosted its annual gala to raise funds for various community initiatives. The evening at Royal Golf Club included food, drinks, music from the Lake String Quartet and comedy from John DeBoer.

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. 

“I have always loved that word from Christmas cards and poetry,” says Sarah Olsen, owner of Merriment, a new home furnishings and accessory store that recently opened in Woodbury a few doors down from Woodbury Cafe in Tamarack Hills.

Since 1988, Wellington Management has helped develop Woodbury into a thriving community, friendly to local businesses.

As joyous as weddings are, there is no denying they are stressful. Choosing the perfect venue, food and dress can be a lot to handle. But when it comes to flowers for the big day, Bel Fiore has it covered.

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