The Thompson Business Association is reaching out to its members, Thompson area businesses, and their employees to join in a very special opportunity to network. “Wind down Wednesday!” is presented as a community event by the Thompson Business Association, in partnership with The Faraway Café, Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes & Crematory, and the Thompson Congregational Church.
According to Charlene Langlois, Thompson Business Association President, “Wind Down Wednesday” is designed to provide business owners and their staff an occasion to “wind down after work.” The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Thompson’s newest restaurant The Faraway Café, which is located at 27 Main Street in North Grosvenordale.
“This is a great way to meet other business owners, network your business, and sample the food at Thompson’s newest restaurant. I’m asking everyone to put this date on your calendar,” said Langlois.
The Faraway Café is owned and operated by Justin and Laura Koelsch. The café is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and a variety of home baked pastries, muffins, breads, Danish and gluten-free products. Since opening its doors, patrons have given the café high ratings regarding quality and service.
“We love the community of North Grosvenordale. The people have been very welcoming. Our mission is to provide a quality product with great service, making people want to come back to see us. We think of ourselves as baking the way you remember,” said Mr. and Mrs. Koelsch.
“Working in partnership with the TBA is Gilman and Valade’s way of saying we believe in Thompson. It is our way of giving back to the community our funeral home serves,” said Robert R. Fournier, Jr., owner of the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes and Crematory and a member of the Thompson Business Association.
The Thompson Business Association has been in existence for approximately 10 years. According to President Langlois, the membership has increased steadily since the founding. This event is aimed at getting more members to come on board. The planning committee plans to hold similar events in the future.