Tuesday, June 7, 2011

#199: ShoLo Focus Business at the Oliver Inn

If you're a South Bend resident and you haven't splurged on a stay-cation, you likely have not had much reason to explore the local accommodations.  And so, like myself, you may have wandered past The Oliver Inn, curiously gazing at its impeccably preserved Queen Anne's exterior, wondering what might lie inside this century-old Victorian bed-and-breakfast.
Magnificent in the winter... 
...and in the spring. 
Well, fellow window-gazers, tonight's our chance.  ShoLo -- a dynamic group of small business owners and customers who support and promote "buying local" -- is sponsoring a Focus Business event at The Oliver Inn.  Not only will there be the chance to talk to some of the engaging and energetic ShoLo crowd, but also innkeepers Thomas and Alice Erlandson are opening up some rooms at the inn to show attendees...and serving wine and light refreshments in the garden.

An event like this encapsulates South Bend's finest characteristics: warm hospitality, an open welcome to all interested, a significant history rooted in an industrial past (the house's original owner, James Oliver, manufactured Oliver plows), and a current generation who respects the past while seeking out new ways to develop and foster the local community.

Where: The Oliver Inn, 630 W. Washington St.
When: 5:00-7:00 pm tonight, June 7th
No cost, open house style.

To learn more about the history, awards, and amenities of The Oliver Inn, visit their website here.

For more information about ShoLo, whether you're a business looking to join, or a resident looking to purchase a value card that gets you discounts at member businesses, their website has all the information you need.

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