The one-stop shop

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“Made In Canada” is proudly dis­played on many prod­ucts at Chico & Jo Tro­phies and Sportswear in Alexan­dria, where Gérard and Jo­hanne Gareau have been oper­at­ing the busi­ness for the past 33 years.

Among the lines are Ath­letic Knit soc­cer, hockey, baseball, foot­ball, lacrosse, vol­ley­ball, track and field, rugby, cy­cling team uni­forms. When asked about the num­ber 1 rea­son peo­ple should buy from them, the Gareaus say: “We are the one-stop shop. We sell sportswear, safety work­wear, awards and gifts. We can per­son­al­ize ev­ery­thing in our store with em­broi­dery, silk screen­ing, sub­li­ma­tion and en­grav­ing. We will go out of our way to please our cus­tomers. We of­fer a fast, friendly, pro­fes­sional ser­vice with over 33 years of ex­pe­ri­ence.” If they could re­ceive any­thing they wanted from the store, Chico and Jo say they would love to get a beau­ti­ful jacket with a per­son­al­ized logo em­broi­dered on it.

The hottest prod­ucts are soft shell and puffy jack­ets, hood­ies and T-shirts. While “fash­ion changes ev­ery year,” the shop says, “We can meet ev­ery­one’s taste.”

Why should peo­ple shop lo­cally? “Be­cause ev­ery time there is an fund-rais­ing event, we are the ones help­ing them out as spon­sors. If they shop lo­cal, more busi­nesses will stay open and peo­ple won't have to drive here and there to get what they want.”

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