Hi! I am Cathy Grender the Welcome Neighbor Lady here in Oregon, Wisconsin. I think it’s only fair that since I want to Welcome you to the area, that you should get to know a bit about me!
Surprisingly, I didn’t start in public relations. When I was a young, my dad always told me that someday I would get a job working with animals because I was an animal magnet. He was right. When I grew up, I went to college and became a certified Veterinary Technician. But as happy as it made me, I made a different choice to stay at home and raise my kids.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jim, 20 years and we have two amazing kids. Jim and I both grew up in the country and we wanted to get back to our roots. So about 4 years ago, our dream came true and we moved out to the country and into our forever home. Missing animals to love on and to care for, we added a barn and a coop on our property. Over the years we have added several furry and feathered animals to our family: Angus beef, chickens, ducks, dogs, and a cat.
It turns out I’m not just an animal magnet. Over the 15 years I’ve been in the Oregon community, I have really enjoyed getting to know the folks in our community. I really enjoy meeting new people. One of the people I was fortunate enough to meet was the previous owner of this company. Through our interactions, he offered me the opportunity to become the Welcome Neighbor Lady, and I couldn’t pass it up! My husband and I purchased this business in November of 2008 and I started welcoming people in January of 2009.
Now I am living the dream of raising my beautiful family, working with all my crazy animals and owning my own business with the support of my amazing husband.
We haven’t met? Great! Let’s get together! While the visit is ideal for those completely new to the area, anyone who commutes in or out of Oregon will benefit.
You don’t have to be brand new to the area. You just need to either live here, work here, or have your children go to school here. The businesses of Oregon want you to know the great things we have to offer!
Contact me by clicking on the button below and let me officially welcome you to the area!
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