For 12 years Janice Burke of Over the Rainbow in Downtown Drumheller has been providing unique gift ideas for residents and visitors.
“When I bought the store, it started out as just children’s clothing and now we have giftware, gifts for men, jewellery, and ladies accessories” says Burke.
They pride themselves on variety in the store. When you walk in you’re instantly met with unique items coupled with a fantastic fresh scent that serenades the entire store. They strive to provide great customer service, knowing that a happy customer is a repeat customer. Looking back on the summer she says jewellery, garden items, and especially baby items have been a hot seller.
“Tourism is great but I appreciate the local people that support me. They have been awesome and when the tourists are not around you really count on your local customers to help you out” remarks Burke.
Winter time is especially good for Over the Rainbow mostly because of Christmas. In addition to their customer appreciation day, Burke’s store has become a favorite destination for local people to buy Christmas stocking stuffers.
“At the customer appreciation day we like to serve food and punch and do some in store demonstrations and it gets better each year” Burke says with a smile.
There are three things that Burke cherishes most about living and working in Drumheller. She loves the friendly people, the small community atmosphere, and the landscape. Thanks to Kellie Smith for nominating Janice Burke and Over the Rainbow for September’s success story!
Find them at 45 3rd Ave West in Drumheller and don’t forget to look for them on Facebook. If you know of a Drumheller business story that should be told, please email the Economic Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-823-1320.