Andre Gardner

Weekdays 2:00pm–7:00pm

Classic Rock 102.9 MGK and Comcast Business salute local businesses that have thrived and survived during these last few tough years, and continue to serve their communities along the way.

This week we are happy to salute the good people at Bridgewater Jewelers in New Castle, Delaware!

Talk about a thriving business! According to fifth generation proprietor Mary Lenhoff, Bridgewater Jewelers is currently the oldest family-owned and operated jewelry store in the country, going back to 1883, and their building is also one of the oldest in New Castle. That is quite a lot of happy customers served over the years. Mary says the keys to their success are their fair prices, and connection to their customers. To Mary, Bridgewater Jewelers’ customers are like family.

Bridgewater Jewelers

Congratulations to Mary Lenoff and Bridgewater Jewelers of New Castle, Delaware…… MGK’s Comcast Small Business Salute of the week!

If you’d like to submit your business for the Small Business Salute, click here and tell us about your business- what makes it special, and how it’s making a difference. Each week, we’ll reveal another deserving choice.

Presented by Comcast Business.

Past Winners of the Comcast Small Business Salute

If you would like to nominate your business, or a deserving one you know, for our Small Business Salute, please click HERE.

  • The Green Fork And Local Roots Market

    The Green Fork

    The Green Fork And Local Roots Market
    115 South Main Street, North Wales PA 19454
    (267)217-7997

    Owner Tracy N has been in business for 6 1/2 years and, although she and her team serve delicious and locally sourced food, they are not just a restaurant, they are very involved with the community.

    Green Fork exterior

    As Tracy says, “we donate to any local organization that walks through our front door.” They hold ‘Dine and Donates’ for local organizations like the fire house, local schools, dog rescues and churches. They also have an art wall where they host local artists and local musicians each month. For four-legged customers, The Green Fork And Local Roots Market even has a doggie menu where people can bring in their fur babies and dine with them outside. Tracy also says, “I am lucky that I really do have a great staff!”

    Green Fork staff

  • Main Line Pizza

    Main Line Pizza
    Main Line Pizza 233 Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
    610-687-4008

    Radnor residents and proprietors Jennifer and Robert Saionz left the corporate world in 1991 to open their pizza shop in the heart of Wayne, PA. Not only is Main Line Pizza known for their award-winning pizza, cheesesteaks and fresh-roasted turkey, but they are also recognized for their service to the community. They’ve worked with and supported local schools, sports teams, churches, synagogues and many local businesses, and they’ve generously given their time and resources to Radnor ABC House and Wayne Food Pantry.

    Main Line Pizza team

    The team at Main Line Pizza in Wayne, PA.

    Next year, Main Line Pizza will be celebrating their 30th year of service in Wayne and surrounding communities, and they’re a perfect choice for our Small Business Salute.

    FULL DISCLOSURE: While I do not choose the winner of each week’s Small Business salute recipients, I am a regular customer of Main Line Pizza and can tell you their pizza is the absolute best on the Main Line!!

  • Skyline Property Solutions

    Skyline Pest Control logo

    With over two decades of experience in pest control management, Skyline Property Solutions serves the entire Delaware Valley, and when we say serves, they surely walk the walk. During the early stages of the pandemic, when businesses were temporarily closing left and right, Skyline reached out to those companies experiencing financial hardship as a result, and offered payment plans or, in some cases, complimentary pest control services until things steadied.

    Skyline Pest

    Skyline Property Solutions is also very active in the community, participating in the Team Landens Legends for the Eagles Autism Challenge, as well as a charitable organization geared to families of Mummers, the Palandro-Ferry Memorial Foundation.

    Not to mention, they also have a very entertaining website!

     

  • Madhouse Records

    Madhouse Records

    Madhouse Records, a full service recording and rehearsal studio, was established by John Boyle right at the start of the pandemic. John and his team of musicians and engineers not only provide recording and rehearsal services at their studio in Clifton Heights, but they also have a mobile recording unit that enables you, or your band, to record almost anywhere you want, even capture one of your live performances. They’re well stocked with a great variety of microphones, outboard gear and many instruments.

    Madhouse Records Lobby

    Lobby of Madhouse Records, Clifton Heights, PA

    Madhouse Records, a full service recording and rehearsal studio, was established by John Boyle right at the start of the pandemic. John and his team of musicians and engineers not only provide recording and rehearsal services at their studio in Clifton Heights, but they also have a mobile recording unit that enables you, or your band, to record almost anywhere you want, even capture one of your live performances. They’re well stocked with a great variety of microphones, outboard gear and many instruments.

  • The Jeweled Warrior

    The Jeweled Warrior

    Joe Mitchell, who keeps MGK cranked in his wood shop, made us aware of his fiancé Kristin Costin’s store, which opened just this past April.  The Jeweled Warrior is not a jewelry “store” but, rather, what they call “A Gallery And Gathering Space.”

    All of the fine jewelry made by local artisans, and the art crafted by artists in the area, are ethical and sustainable, ensuring minimal harm is done to the planet and its inhabitants.  They have several “spaces” where artists and artisans can hold workshops, private events and community gatherings, in addition to tarot card readings, astrology classes, and mindful meditation.   And, 1% of all of their profits go toward endometriosis awareness.

    TJW interior

    The interior of The Jeweled Warrior of Chester Springs, PA

  • Bridgewater Jewelers

    Bridgewater Jewelers

    Talk about a thriving business! According to fifth generation proprietor Mary Lenhoff, Bridgewater Jewelers is currently the oldest family-owned and operated jewelry store in the country, going back to 1883, and their building is also one of the oldest in New Castle. That is quite a lot of happy customers served over the years. Mary says the keys to their success are their fair prices, and connection to their customers. To Mary, Bridgewater Jewelers’ customers are like family. Congratulations to Mary Lenoff and Bridgewater Jewelers of New Castle, Delaware…… MGK’s Comcast Small Business Salute of the week!

    Bridgewater Jewelers

  • Cappuccio’s Meats

    Cappuccio’s Meats
    From the heart of the Italian Market, the third generation family at Cappuccio’s has been serving South Philadelphia and beyond since 1920. They survived The Great Depression, and they’re surviving COVID-19 as well, keeping families stocked with their over 40 different flavors of homemade sausage and their prime steaks. They not only love serving their customers, but getting to know them as well, as many customers have been coming by for decades.
    cappuccios meats

  • Michael Leggerie Piano Instruction Studio

    Michael Leggerie
    Since 1988, Michael Leggerie Piano Instruction Studio has provided instruction to all ages, styles and levels across the Delaware Valley. Many students, adults and children have moved on from Michael’s instruction to professional careers in the music/TV/film industry, teaching careers and musical performance. At his studio in Northeast Philadelphia, Michael continues to educate and inspire students of all walks of life, in all genres of music, with a specialization in Jazz and Classical.

  • Bas City Entertainment

    bas city entertainmentBasiliso is a Licensed Master Social Worker, and his business is focused on holistic self-care for other social workers and mental health professionals. Those dedicated to helping others don’t often get the self-care they need, and this has been particularly evident during the pandemic. Bas City Entertainment helps to fill that void with virtual sessions featuring Zumba, coupled with poetry written by Basiliso himself. It was poetry that helped him soothe his pain after the sudden passing of his mother in 2020, and now he shares his written works with others. Check out his website HERE.

    Basiliso

  • Affordable Car Service

    After spending time in the military, and at government and private sector jobs, Christopher decided to branch out on his own, along with his wife Jennifer, and, as he says, “be the boss that I always wanted to work for.” He quit his job, and the very next week, he and Jennifer started Affordable Car Service.

    With a fleet of 5 vehicles (3 minivans and 2 SUV’s), their goal is to give their customers a more pleasurable experience than they would have with a ride share, including the fact they don’t have surge pricing.

    Affordable Car Service is a veteran and woman-owned business.

    Christopher and Jennifer Drummonds

  • Unforgettaballs

    unforgettables
    Emily is a local artist who designs beautiful, heirloom-quality works of art..on baseballs!

    She’s been in business for over 25 years, and exemplifies what it means to be customer-focused. Emily is always getting input from her customers on designs, limited edition runs and even has a select group of clients look over her work to make sure all the facts and people on the balls are represented correctly.

    Each holiday season, Emily and Unforgettaballs donate hundreds of balls to Toys for Tots and Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia.
     Emily Woolfson

  • A Shade Above Hair Salon

    a shade above hair salon
    Owner Sara Kanicki is a licensed Cosmetologist who has a salon in a suite of shops in Cinnaminson, and she says she loves what she does! “It’s the smile at the end of your visit that does it for me. Self care is super important, and helping someone reach their hair goals is my way of giving back,” When you visit her suite, Sara told us, you become family. Check out the website HERE.
    Sara Kanicki

  • LiFiBiFi

    LiFiBi
    LiFiBiFi founder Stephanie gave us some background on how her business started:

    “LifiBifi itself is born of the pandemic.  After our 14 year national business pulled the plug on us, we knew it was time to put our skills to work helping others. For customers, we did the searching and bring these heart led businesses right to them so they can spend less time searching and more time enjoying.”

    LiFiBiFi (short for “little fish, big fish”) loves promoting small business.  Stephanie says the pandemic put an unfair burden on small businesses, and LiFiBiFi’s job is to, as she says, “level the playing field.”  They work with small businesses here and across the country, helping them reach a bigger audience without breaking the bank.  They also look for businesses selling products that you might not see on one of bigger shopping sites.

    Stephanie and her team accomplish all of this hard work with good humor as well, as she notes, “we try not to take ourselves too seriously.”

    LiFiBiFi team

    Stephanie Weinberger and her team at LiFiBiFi, Inc.

Andre Gardner is a 45 year radio broadcast professional who continues to live the dream.