Meet Carmen Dyar from Rapid City, South Dakota. What you'll read here is Carmen's own story right from her own lips, figuratively speaking. As owner of Travel Backroads, I met Carmen at a Dakota Resources RuralX Conference held in Mitchell SD. Carmen was just one of several entrepreneurs showcased there. Read the story of her journey, then know that "slvrlinings is not just a new chapter , but a whole new book":
My passion for Airstreams developed in the mid-1990s. In 2003 my husband and I finally acquired our first, a 1966 Overlander Land Yacht. Together, Pete and I renovated “Bertie,” an homage to the original owner, into an updated space we both loved.
In 2008 we found our 1962 Bambi, a treasured diamond in the rough and my heart’s desire, which we gutted for a rebuild and complete renovation. It was my dream to one day rent both out for others to have opportunity to have the Airstream experience.
MY SILVER LINING
In the years that followed, life shifted, our focus shifted, and the Bambi project was put on hold. In 2016 Pete passed away, and my partner in life, love, and Airstreams were gone. Since then my life has been one of transitions, trials and tribulations. I shed many possessions but kept the beloved silver trailers. After the clouds cleared a little, I made a decision; the time had come to get that Airstream dream rolling again.
THIS IS A SILVER LINING STORY IN PROGRESS..."It is our greatest thrill to be working toward creating an experience to share." ~~Carmen
This new project brings onboard Tyler as project manager and builder for our renovation process. We can't wait to share our story with you--from creating inspired spaces for photo and film backdrops, to pop-up boutiques and party venues but especially camping adventures where one can come away with their own campfire tales. Contact me for more information and to share your story.
www.slvrlinings.com | Slvrstories@gmail.com |605.877.5834
Both Margit and Sharon bring their own talents into the operation. Floral arrangements with fresh and silks, green and blooming plants are Sharon’s specialty. Margit brings her years of collecting into the mix with unexpected “finds” as well as new ideas along with wedding planning and home interior design.
Florals & Finds is located on Highway 15 that runs through Clear Lake in Deuel County. A backroad business in the east central part of South Dakota, supported by the local and area residents, invites others to take a side trip and stop in see what items one cannot live without.
Incubators can help a small community and food producers because they are designed to grow business!
Incubators make it financially possible for a start-up food manufacturer to take advantage of available professional kitchen space while they grow their business. This commercial kitchen facility is available to producers and packagers of specialty and gourmet food, caterers, and individual chefs that want to get their special recipe off and running. Those individuals who want to take a special recipe to market or create a food or natural resource business will want to consider the use of this kitchen. A kitchen is for start-ups and existing food processors.
Available to use are professional standard ovens, refrigerators, mixers, food processors, storage space, worktables, pots and pans, utensils and locked storage space. This professional space will have a list of requirements in using the space, but also guidelines that will need to be followed when using the kitchen. The entrepreneurs enter into an agreement with the facility, with each other and in this case with the non-profit Deuel Area Development (DADi) that began the incubator. Using a kitchen incubator is a relatively new concept and definitely in a rural setting.
Once a product is ready for marketing, the producer can help with a business plan and making connections with the Small Business Development Centers. It is the hope of USDA Rural Development that other small communities with available licensed kitchens can use DCK as a model. Other items to consider when starting a kitchen: location to 'chefs', insurance, Serv-Safe licensing, labeling, kitchen inspections and licensing, Department of Health regulations, kitchen's availability, potential users, marketing and determination, community awareness, and marketing.
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