When Rose Schwartz's husband Abraham died in 1932, she discovered first-hand the importance of community. The widow was left with six children and sole ownership of Schwartz & Company Ltd., a clothing store founded by the couple in New Waterford in 1921.
The tightly knit community made sure that the company continued its successful rise, and ever since, the business has given back to the community.
Brian Purchase, co-owner and president since 2002, wouldn't have it any other way. “Community involvement is a big, big part of our history, and I think a big differentiator for us,” he says.