“People who don’t need it, have it. That comes out of my hide.”
Steve Bernier, owner of Cronig’s Market, regarding people of means who currently are using The Island Card.
“Deciding to take the plunge and become a self-employed metalworker has worked out pretty well here on the Vineyard. I don’t know that I’ve gotten rich at it, but I’m certainly kept busy, and I enjoy the work. I’m seldom doing the same thing twice.”
—Whit Hanschka, metalsmith, in business on Martha’s Vineyard for 20 years, from an article in July 13’s The Local, “The Artisans” (bit.ly/MVArtisans).
“Our dad was renowned as a worker and a man that loved to talk to our customers. He was a one-man band until he could afford to hire us … Our reputation of being loyal to local businesses and customers keeps us viable, by impressing upon our customers that we care.”
—Dennis daRosa, of daRosa’s in Oak Bluffs, in business on Circuit Avenue since 1935