The Island Ship Center is a great place to go if you want to ship things, large or small. Two years ago, I went there to send a framed acrylic painting to Florida. It’s also a great place to go for really beautiful color copies. That’s where I get all of my greeting cards reproduced. Also, you can also buy some really cool stuff there.
The Island Ship Center is a great business, not only because of the services and products offered but because of the people. The owners of the Island Ship Center are Fahim and Seema Mojawalla. They started the business ten years ago with a vision. They built the business by making it feel like a home. They remember their customers’ names after one meeting. Fahim and Seema’s business has really made a difference in the community. Recently, Fahim, who has also done a lot of volunteer work in the schools and other places, was honored by being named “Citizen of the Year.”
One day, I went to the Island Ship Center to send a small package. Fahim, who is always ebullient and effervescent (two great words that begin with the letter “e”) greeted me by saying, “What can I do to make your day totally awesome?”
“You made my day totally awesome just by saying that,” I said.
Yesterday, Fahim and Seema celebrated the success of their business with a grand reopening. Their business outgrew the building where it is located. They have had a large addition built to the structure. The addition will be used for private mailboxes, with 24-hour access. It is currently still a work in progress. It was a cold day but a good day for a party.
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What is the Ship Centre? Is it just a lot of concessions in one building or a mini mall.
Aww, this place looks so nice. It's also nice to know there are companies out there that remember people's names and try to make everyone feel special!
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I have to say the E words were great!
Oh my! What a neat story. And I love those message rocks!! I can imagine crystal layouts with one or more of them in the center.
How much do they cost? Do you remember?
The ship center is where packages can be shipped out, by a variety of means (post office, fed ex, UPS, etc). Fahim and Seema have expanded it to include all of those lovely things for sale, copying, faxing, and more.
I don't know how much the message rocks cost. I'll check when I go back.
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So cool. We had a local business that had a party each year for its customers. They did a lot to support the community. Alas, they didn't survive our 2011 flood. I'm happy your local business was a lot more successful. Shared!
This looks really special – and I love the party!
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What a charming store! I love local shops and small town gatherings.
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We use Island Ship Centre when we order things from the US. We live over the River in Niagara Falls, ON. Fahim is such a great guy. We don't go in there often but he remembers us each time. And he always replies to my e-mails. I'm so sorry we missed the party but we'll be back from our winter home soon and will see Fahim and Seema then.