Article by: Chris Giesen
Two businesses are new on Harmony’s Main Street – Homespun Harmony and The Falcon’s Nest. Both businesses were helped by CEDA Vice President, Chris Giesen, who has assisted the City of Harmony since 2009. Homespun Harmony, a yarn arts supply store looks forward to being a gathering place for knitting, high-end yarn arts supplies, and community is the dream of Marsha LaFreniere. Working with CEDA and the Harmony EDA, Giesen was able to help with business planning and securing a $7,700 EDA loan to assist with a building purchase. The Falcon’s Nest, a fresh take on a longtime Harmony favorite restaurant is the culmination of the dream of the Osnager family – Emily, Shannon, and sons will be cooking causal eats and treats to locals and visitors starting in May 2019. Giesen also assisted the owners by helping secure a $25,000 EDA loan to help renovate an existing restaurant before it reopens.
Giesen stated, “It’s great to be able to help business owners who are passionate about their community and being able to provide a service to others. It’s especially fun to see the amount of interest there is to invest in Harmony.”