Small Business Spotlight: Crepe Berry
Recently, I met with Amelia Childs, owner of CrepeBerry, in Wellesley, and she gave me a tour of her new restaurant. The 24-seat café opened last year and consists of a full vegetarian menu. Their specialties include made-to-order crepes, acai bowls, smoothies, toasts, bagels and wraps, as well as many different coffee and tea options. All ingredients are locally sourced and there are many gluten free and vegan choices. I was able to try her Vermont Berry crepe and already can’t wait to go back to try another. If you find yourself in the Wellesley area around breakfast or lunch, please stop in and see Amelia and try one of her delicious options. To see the menu or learn more, please visit www.crepeberry.com.
Small Business Spotlight: New England RV Roof
Recently, I visited the newly opened New England RV Roof in Plainville and see the interesting work that they are doing. Owned by Attleboro native, Jim Conboy, New England RV Roof specializes in RV Roof alternatives. He uses FlexArmor, a revolutionary sprayed roof alternative for RV owners. The main principle behind FlexArmor is if you remove the caulking joints found on an RV roof, you remove the potential for leaks. FlexArmor is a completely seamless RV roof and is also a tougher material than other RV roofs, which means less incidents and costly repairs. The RV roofs are completed indoors in well-established locations, such as the new Plainville location which is the only location in the New England area. If you are in need of a new roof for your RV, or just want peace of mind to protect your vehicle from future leaks, check out rvroof.com or give Jim a call at 508-316-0728 to learn more.
Small Business Spotlight: Thrive Adult Primary Care
I recently visited with Dr. Mary Medeiros, the owner and practitioner of Thrive Adult Primary Care. Dr. Medeiros has been offering direct primary care to her patients since opening her doors in September. Direct Primary Care is a relatively new concept of patient care – in short, it is concierge level quality and medical service for the everyday person. Thrive Adult Primary Care is upheld by patient fees, without any third party interference (i.e. insurance companies), so that Dr. Medeiros’ practices can provide around-the-clock availability, relaxed and thorough office visits, personalized attention, and in many ways, actual cost savings to her patients. Depending on a few factors such as age and medical needs, a monthly fee of $50-$150 is required which then gives you all the amenities listed above, along with home visits.
This model of care has been in existence since 2010, with only 1,000 practices in the US and only twelve throughout the Commonwealth. By using this grassroots approach to patient care, it puts primary care medicine into the free market, making services to patients more cost effective and personal. If you are looking for a new and innovative approach to your medical needs, I would advise you to visit Dr. Medeiros’s practice to learn more about how she can apply her principles and practices to your quality of life. For more information please visit www.thriveapc.com.