Meet Ramona Davidson
When Ramona Davidson found herself between jobs, she decided to make something happen rather than wait for something to happen. She started the Coffee Talk Express, a local newsletter, in 1998. What began as a small operation out of a spare bedroom in her home soon outgrew its space, eventually prompting her to lease a downtown store front space.
Once she had a physical, visible location, she got foot traffic. Often it was locals who needed office supplies of some sort and wondered if Ramona had access to any. Not one to turn anyone away, she would sell or even give away whatever she had on hand. Her publication business soon morphed into an office and art supplies retailer and provider of services like printing, photocopying, laminating and basically anything else people needed.
Ramona is quick to credit others around her for the success and growth of both of her businesses. She recalls some of the early days of Coffee Talk Express when her mother would cook dinner because Ramona had to work late. She also remembers fondly that another local business let her use their photocopier for free for six months when she was just getting started. Her biggest champion, though, has always been her husband Brian, without whom, Ramona says, she could ever have gotten to the place she is today.
Artistic. Relaxing. Caring.
The Pencil Box is Chetwynd’s comprehensive office supplies store, also with an extensive selection of arts and crafts supplies. Inside, customers will find everything needed to run a business and stock an office from basics like paper and writing instruments to health and safety items and apparel, cleaning/janitorial supplies, break room supplies and safety work wear (coveralls, shirts, jackets and reflective gear).
In addition to office and business supplies, The Pencil Box also offers a wide range of essential business services. Supplement your own office with professional printing, laminating, faxing and photocopying. The Pencil Box can also tackle all of your printing challenges and needs, giving you and your printed media fresh appeal and strong advertising power.
The Pencil Box is a member of the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce.
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