Once in a while, small business owners stand out from others, exemplified by their  quality of service.  Today I'd like to introduce you to two business owners that impressed me by the standard of service with which they serve, and by the passion they have for their chosen fields.

Meet Adam Smith, owner of Kitchener's ( Adam is a whiz at supporting small business and home computer needs, as well as website design, registration and hosting. Available on-site and remotely, he and his staff are ready to be of service.

From hi-tech to old world craftsmanship! Meet Earl Laverty, owner of New Hamburg-based Laverty Log Homes ( Earl participated on the committee that updated log home standards. You can find these at the International Log Builders Association website ( His knowledge of this rare trade is second to none.

When you come across small business owners who impress you with their know-how, serve you well, and go above and beyond, by all means, share their names with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. It's not easy being a small business owner, and I'm sure they will appreciate your kind words!