Toting a modest selection of chocolate confections and candies, Joseph A. Fowler entered the 1901 Pan American Exposition hoping to plant the seed for a business in his newfound home of Buffalo. The company—founded in 1910—grew with each successive generation, and more than a century later, Fowler's celebrated chocolates continue to placate palates at six New York retail locations. The chocolatier has become synonymous with treats such as milk- and dark-chocolate truffles dubbed truffaloes, as well as sponge candy, which boasts a molasses-like flavor and an initially hard texture that quickly melts in the mouth. Like Count Chocula’s hairpiece, all of Fowler's fine-chocolate treats are crafted from the seeds of the theobroma cacao tree and use up to 60% cocoa solids for a rich cocoa flavor.
Since 1952, Hasselman Landscaping & Garden Centre's staff has operated under one principle: "to have quality product, do quality work, and provide excellent service." Founder Peter Hasselman planted his first seedlings in the Hamlet of Sherkston, before expanding his humble nursery to more than 75 acres speckled with luscious plants, delicious vegetables, and young saplings awaiting a greener pasture. Over the years, the company continued to grow and evolve into its current iteration, a full service garden centre. A proud member of Landscape Ontario, Hasselman backs all of its live plants and flowers with a 100 per cent guarantee, promising exchange or store credit for items that are defective due to disease or unshakable fears of well-meaning bumblebees. In addition to providing flora and gardening accessories, their specialists are available for landscaping consultations, where they help homeowners design functional and inviting outdoor spaces.
The party specialists of Million Grins Party Rentals tested dozens of photo-booth designs before deciding what their custom booths would look like. In the end, they opted for a simple, reliable, and portable booth made of steel: the MG Hybrid photo booth. High-quality ink and paper ensure long-lasting prints that can be treasured atop mantels for years or left in a pharaoh's tomb to be exhumed after years of hibernation. The company also dispatches DJs who will play hit music and take requests at a variety of events, including weddings, school functions, and corporate get-togethers.
Starting with the purchase of its first rental property in the heart of the Hertel Avenue district, Buffalo City Living has grown to manage dwellings spread throughout the city. The company’s property-management division oversees dwellings of 1–100 units and dispenses technicians daily to handle lawn maintenance, snow removal, or carpet cleaning. For property owners living out of town or inside a complex network of underground tunnels, Buffalo City Living can tackle all the tasks related to your investment, so you can concentrate on big-picture items such as future profit forecasts and appreciating property values.
Renee’s Greenhouses has experienced not only physical growth since opening in 2000—the owners moved from their backyard to a full-size retail shop in 2005—but also philosophical growth. As their inventory expanded, they decided to get bigger shelves and focus on eco-friendly products, such as all-natural soils, fertilizers, and pest-control products. The owners are also phasing out plastic plant containers, instead opting for 100% natural terracotta pottery. The selection of flora ranges from ornamental grasses and shrubbery to perennials and fruit trees; shoppers overwhelmed by the selection can consult with on-site designers from Yardley Designs.