The owners of Walkom’s valu mart, Terry & Steve are lifelong residents of the Mitchell community. Both were born and raised in the area. Steve attended Mitchell Public school and Terry went to Upper Thames elementary school. Both went to high school right here in Mitchell at MDHS.
Right after completing high school Steve and Terry went to work in the retail industry. Terry started working in the drug store business which had her work in Seaforth & Exeter. In Exeter Terry worked for Big V drug stores assuming the role of Gift ware buyer/ merchandiser. Terry spent several years here with Big V until they were bought out by Shoppers Drug Mart Terry assumed the same position with SDM until her and Steve purchased the valu mart Franchise in July of 2003.
Steve starting working in the grocery business right after school taking a job in Seaforth learning the grocery business and then travelling to Petrolia, Glencoe, Brussels learning meat cutting and eventually meat manager and then to Mitchell in 1988 when he started working for Staffen’s Food Markets. At Staffen’s Food Markets Steve started out by being their Meat manager assuming the position of Store Manager in 1996. Steve stayed in this position until the fall of 2000 when the business was sold to Loblaws. Working for Loblaws Steve showed great interest in running his own business and he and Terry became business owners, Franchisees. On July 13,2003
Terry and Steve have continued to grow their business over the years and have owned their Franchise for over 10 years. During their business careers they have been able to raise three children. Jenna, Joey and Kevin. All three have worked in the business over the years. Jenna continues to work at Walkom’s valu mart as Customer service representative and Head cashier. The boys have gone on to work in construction and the electrician fields. You will still see them today in the store helping out occasionally.
Terry and Steve are pleased to have been able to support their community over the years in various fundraisers and sponsorships through local sports team, charitable organizations and service clubs
We are pleased to say that we have been “Serving the Mitchell and area Community for over 10 years”
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