Londonderry business owner gets national contest surprise
The longtime owner of Divine Linen Rentals was working inside his Harvey Road shop when a Daniel’s Equipment Co. delivery truck pulling into the parking lot caught him unaware.
As part of their “Own Your Summer” initiative, staff at Infusionsoft, an Arizona-based firm specializing in marketing and sales software for small businesses, have been hitting the road and surprising deserving business owners around the nation.
“I can’t believe this is happening,” he said, shaking his head in disbelief as Infusionsoft staffer June Brockmeyer informed him he’d won.
Earlier this summer, Jake MacWilliams, owner of Dance Studio Heroes in Arizona, was surprised with new Apple computer and video equipment.
Throughout the summer, the company has been contacting business owners to encourage them to enter the contest online, with regular giveaways of smaller prizes like Kindle Fires and Xbox game systems.
The Londonderry business owner is still eligible to win the contest’s grand prize, which includes a trip for two to Maui and a private consultation with celebrity entrepreneur Daymond John from the television show “Shark Tank.”
With nine weddings planned for the coming weekend, Stanley said his new 1,300-pound piece of equipment would make day-to-day business a whole lot easier.
The Goffstown residents moved their shop from Manchester to Londonderry about five years ago, and since them they’ve coped with the economy’s — and life’s — ups and downs.
During that time, the Stanleys were forced to downsize operations, and they no longer have any employees to help them out.
And while they’re not quite sure where they’ll put a machine capable of washing 60 pounds of tablecloths and napkins at a time, it will certainly come in handy well beyond the summer wedding season.