Journey advisor who opened storefront company throughout pandemic wins award

Journey advisor who opened storefront company throughout pandemic wins award

A Canadian journey advisor who opened a storefront journey company throughout an unsure interval of the COVID-19 pandemic has been honoured by her group.

Ola Ulewicz of Jet Lag Voyages, a associate with The Journey Agent Subsequent Door (TTAND), received the New Enterprise Award on the Barrie Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Awards Gala held final month.

Ulewicz was featured in PAX final April when she opened a homey boutique journey company in downtown Barrie, ON, at a time when many storefront businesses have been closing, or switching to a distant mannequin, because of poor demand and unpredictable journey situations.

Her mission to revive the in-person relationship that exists between customers and journey advisors instantly caught the eye, and hearts, of PAX readers.

Journey advisor who opened storefront company throughout pandemic wins award

“Folks at the moment are able to journey and getting that human connection and journey into one place may be very helpful,” Ulewicz instructed PAX final April, which is when Canada’s journey and border restrictions regularly started to ease.  

Designing an area with earth tones, patterned space rugs, a wall-sized map of the world, and a shelf set up showcasing globes and retro suitcases, Ulewicz got down to open an company “the place you may sit down for a number of hours, when you wanted to, and see journey inspiration,” she mentioned.

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Ulewicz issued a press release about her award yesterday, acknowledging her help group at The Journey Agent Subsequent Door.  

“With out TTAND being such an unimaginable host and help system, my imaginative and prescient would have by no means actually come collectively and I’m grateful for Flemming Friisdahl, Penny Martin and the entire TTAND group,” mentioned Ulewicz.

The New Enterprise Award is described as a enterprise having the best affect on the group and financial system as a complete during the last 12 months – as demonstrated by achievements in firm progress, gross sales, employment, shopper acquisition and consciousness.

From left: Ola Ulewicz, Jet Lag Voyages; Larissa Bureau, TTAND; Lisa Kay, Jet Lag Voyages, Flemming Friisdahl, founder of TTAND, celebrate Ola’s award. (Supplied)

Companies should present their gross sales vary, firm overview, worth proposition, key achievements, future objectives, group involvement and letters of reference.

In addition they needed to movie a video abstract as soon as nominated.

The winners have been chosen by a panel of judges who have been leaders of Ontario Broad Chambers of commerce.

Jet Lag Voyages was certainly one of three qualifying companies and finally received the highest honours on November 29.

“We’re extraordinarily proud to be supporting Ola and her group. She has proven nice initiative in beginning her personal company and has been acknowledged as a Greatest New Enterprise in her group,” mentioned TTAND founder Flemming Friisdahl.


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A Canadian journey advisor who opened a storefront journey company throughout an unsure interval of the COVID-19 pandemic has been honoured by her group. Ola Ulewicz of Jet Lag Voyages, a associate with The Journey Agent Subsequent Door (TTAND), received the New Enterprise Award on the Barrie Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Awards Gala held final month.…