Thursday, October 18, 2018
Amy Bossard cuts the ribbon with Chamber friends and canine customers at Simply American Dog Treat Truck. From left, are Chamber Board Secretary Melia Lyerly of Lyerly Agency holding Ricky Bobby, James Congelli of Wells Fargo Bank in Mount Holly, Allison Cottingham of Belmont Realty, Bryan Dalton of 321 Equipment, Jennifer Church of the Chronicle Mill, Katie Foeste holding Felix, Neil Brennan of the Lake Wylie Marine Commission, Chamber President Ted Hall and Chamber Board member Nicole Flowers of Wilbert Plastic Services holding Lily.
All products are sourced and made in the United States
When Amy Bossard moved recently from Portland, Oregon to Belmont, she came with her own line of dog treat products and a dream to put a dog treat truck on the road here. The truck idea is still developing, but she's getting a feel for the local market by selling her treats from a tent she sets up at locations in Gaston County and Charlotte. Every Thursday afternoon she's at the corner of N. Main Street and Woodrow Avenue in Belmont. The address is 200 N. Main Street.
A new member of the Chamber, Amy hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and invited fellow members to come with their pets. For those who weren't able to bring their dog, she was happy to send home samples of her Simply American Dog Treats baked in the shape of the state of North Carolina.
Amy has been in the pet business since 1991, and she started her own line of dog treats in 2015. All of her products are sourced and made in the United States with no additives or preservatives. Stop by and check out her products on Thursdays between 2 and 6 p.m. Or see them online at www.simplyamericandogtreattruck.com. For more information, call 503.550.8885.