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Medina County businesses, both large and small, have been impacted by the uncertainty created by COVID-19. One business that has actually created a niche during this time is Brunswick’s Baskets Galore.

Since 2003, Baskets Galore has excelled by creating “good feelings with gifts” for both walk-in customers and large corporations. When businesses were shuttered in the spring due to COVID-19, walk-in traffic was eliminated. How would this business survive and thrive?

“Fortunately, we were blessed by loyal customers who stayed connected with us online,” explained Deborah Wasylko, Baskets Galore owner. “In fact, many new customers reached out to us online. I can’t tell you how much that meant to us.”

Additionally, large corporations discovered the need to give small gifts and virtual snack boxes to connect with clients and employees of whom they couldn’t see in-person due to COVID-19. “We offered a variety of low-cost touch gifts, virtual snack boxes and coffee break boxes to companies to help them engage, acknowledge, and recharge their clients and employees,” said Wasylko. “And, we personalized these gifts with custom notecards and branded ribbon to add that special touch. They are very popular. We plan on offering “event in a box” gifts throughout this holiday season as an alternative to employee and client luncheons that may be cancelled due to COVID-19.

As a result, Baskets Galore has grown to the level where it felt comfortable in taking the next step. In July, it purchased an existing building on Pearl Road in Brunswick, which will double the space of its current location. Renovations to the building will be completed in early 2021.

“My family and I love both Brunswick and Medina County,” said Wasylko. “Our hope is that, with our new location, we will be able to continue to offer good feelings to both our current and new friends for many years to come.”

Baskets Galore is currently located at 1434 Town Center Blvd, Brunswick Ohio (in the Home Depot/Giant Eagle Plaza). Contact them at (330) 220-0088 or visit their website at www.basketsgaloregifts.com