“One of my favorite parts of my job is to celebrate new businesses at their ribbon cuttings,” said Julie Sanderson, events director at Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The excitement and anticipation that comes with business growth is infectious.”
Kunkel was thrilled to welcome people into his newest venture. His goal is to share the company’s vision allowing customers the opportunity to customize their own soaps, bath bombs and other bathing products.
“Our goal is to take the everyday mundane personal care experience and turn it into a moment of self-care by introducing cruelty-free, personalized products,” he said.
When Kunkel returned to the northwest Ohio area, he opened a Buff City Soap location at 7103 Orchard Centre Dr., Holland, Ohio. The Holland location saw tremendous success even with the decreased foot traffic brought on by the pandemic this past year. In its first year it became a top 10 store within the Buff City Soap family of stores nationwide leading in both volume and in-store experiences.
“Local owned businesses are vital to our economic growth as a region. Buff City has shown that you don’t have to wait for the perfect time to open a new business,” Gramza said.
Wendy Gramza, Toledo Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, is glad to welcome Buff City Soap’s new location to Toledo. “Businesses like Buff City Soap are an important part of the Toledo renaissance,” she added.
Buff City Soap is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily.