Tidbits On Some Hidden Small Business Gems


Susan Jacobson is the owner of An Enchanted Occasion, an event and wedding planning business. In her “Did you Know?” column, Jacobson uncovers hidden gems at local small businesses. This week, Jacobson learns about computer repair, tuxedo rentals, massage, local bed and breakfasts and a Pine blacksmith.

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet the owners of Smart Systems. Did you know that Smart Systems repairs computers for businesses here in the Rim Country as well as residents? They offer free diagnosis, pick-up and return.

While checking out the new Big Lots, I noticed a banner hanging in front of Stage advertising Tux Rentals. Because I am a wedding and event planner, I went in to check it out. Did you know that if your bridal party rents six tuxedos the groom’s rental is free? They also have western-style tuxedos.

We tend to think of a massage as a relaxing luxury, but did you know a massage is also a way to detoxify the body as well. For Valentine’s Day, I treated my husband and myself to massages, champagne and dessert at From Head to Toe. I have also had several relaxing massages from April Besey at Travelin’ Hands. What I hear is that Ricci of Hands of Holistic Healing (behind Knotty Pine Cafe) does a great massage and foot detox bath that leaves you relaxed and healthier. I need a tall glass of water now…hmmm.

Another feel-good place to escape from it all is the Verde River Rock House and Bed & Breakfast. It is truly a charming place to relax. Chef Maggie offers warm hospitality and a great menu to choose from. A great place for a wine tasting, girl’s night away and offers a beautiful location for an intimate wedding setting above the beautiful Verde River. Did you know that there is another B&B on Fossil Creek Road? It’s called Up the Creek B&B.

Did you know that Pine has a blacksmith! His name is Wayne and he is located near Visions Speaking and he makes things out of steel and decorative gates and makes historical tools and hardware.

For more information, e-mail Jacobson at susan@anenchantedoccasion.com.


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