Jason and Edwina Hurst, Charter Store Owner of Maple Street Biscuit Comapany of Tioga
1. Tell us about your business; and what is your business philosophy?
Maple Street Biscuit Company is a group of community stores that provides comfort foods with a modern twist, served graciously. We have been consistently listed on Yelp as one of the top Brunch spots in the country and our signature biscuit sandwiches have also been featured on The Food Network. Our mission is to help people, serve others and be a part of the community.
2. Why are you passionate about your commitment to United Way’s Community Investment Fund?
Our business model is based on being a conduit for giving back to the community and being salt and light in the Community. We are ecstatic about the diligent care that the United Way takes in identifying the needs of the community and partnering with organizations who passionate serve those needs. We want to financially support the United Way’s mission as it connects with ours.
3. What is something interesting or surprising that most people don’t know about you?
I have mastered every medium of art and do freelance artistry in my spare time.
4. What would your older self say to your younger self?
Image is nothing, substance and impact is everything. It’s only what you do for others that matters.
5. What’s your favorite quote?
“Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he’ll eat forever.”
Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining a thriving local economy. They are no less important to the success of United Way, as we endeavor to improve lives through our work in education, health and financial stability. Our Small Business Partners are an important, growing family of donors, who are vital to helping us meet the needs of our community.
To learn more about how you and your business can support United Way, contact Amber Miller at AMiller@unitedwayncfl.org or (352) 333-0856.