Editor Note: We are currently highlighting the awesome businesses who are supporting our local moms by joining the ShopLocal club. We wanted our moms and community to get to know the owners a little better so that you can see how amazing these locals really are and how they are impacting our community for the better! Please support them! To view all ShopLocal Business interviews, please click here!
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Name of Business: Kensington’s at Mashpee Commons & MakeItPersonalNow.com
Name of Owner: Daniel J. Collins
1.) How long have you lived on Cape Cod?
Lived in Mashpee Since 1973 summers. Year round since 2005
2.) When and why did you start your business?
Kensington’s at Mashpee Commons has been in business for 19 consecutive years. May 2014 Daniel became the primary partner. MakeItPersonalNow.com started 7/14 manufacturing welcome mats, signs, and unique quality items for anniversary, wedding related gifts that are personalized to order.
3.) What do you LOVE most about your job?
The people, the quality products and making a positive difference in everyone’s life (if possible)
4.) How does your business help/impact local families?
Through many charitable contributions, special events and community involvement
5.) In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing Cape Cod Families?
Gaining urban diversity experience in a primarily summer resort community environment
6.) If you had to pick your favorite local spot on Cape Cod (not a business), where would you pick and why?
Boating on Nantucket Sound. In my opinion it offers the true essence of Cape Cod living being on the water
7.) Please offer a tip for our Mom Audience:
Take time for yourself and shop its good for you! ☺
8.) Any other information you would like us to share? (Upcoming events? Awards? Anything you think our community would find useful, Etc)
7/29 Cape Cod Mom event at Kensington’s 6 -8pm
8/1 Vera Bradley’s daughter will be at Kensington’s in support of Breast Cancer Awareness 5-7pm
8/14 Cape Cod Needy Fundraiser at Kensington’s 5-7pm
11/5 Night of Hope Luminaria Event with the American Cancer Society 4-9pm at Kensington’s and Mashpee Commons featuring Shop and Dine for a Cause
Cape Cod Moms