June Member Highlight:
Every month we sit down with one of our amazing ABA members to get to know them a little better! For June, we spoke with David Shibley and Robyn Cullen. We ask each member the same questions, providing an opportunity for our members to highlight the important work that they do in our communities. If you’re an ABA Member and would like to be considered for future Monthly Member Highlights, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Tell us about your business?
A: We are a full-service restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. We seat about 150 people and employee about 65 full and part time. This is our 30th year, David and Amy Shibley, with our daughter, Robyn. She became our partner in January of 2022.
Q: Tell us about yourself:
A: Robyn is a Johnson and Wales graduate, has worked as a private chef and has been with the Pier for about 10 years. She does all this with two little daughters.
Q: How did your business get started?
A:30 years ago Amy and I wanted to move our family back home. I have a culinary and HRT degree, and with Pier up for sale, we made the jump.
Q: What has your relationship with the Alton Business Association done for you or
A: It has been great and a lot of fun. It has been a privilege to participate in all there great events.
Q: What do you value most about this community?
A: It is the people and its’ beauty. Amy and I were born here, it’s our home.
Q: Why did you want to open your business in this community?
A: Our location is beautiful, it is our home and we have four great seasons. Alton has held it’s charm for decades.
Q: What business accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: We have become a draw for the Bay. And growing from 20 to over 60 of the most fantastic employees (friends) anyone could ask for.
Q: What does the future hold for you and your business?
A: We have put in motion the change to the next generation. Amy and I in retirement and Robyn taking full control.
Q: What is one piece of advice you wish you had as a new business member?
A: What we are giving Robyn now. A full understanding, a list, of what to expect on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and beyond. It is best not to let things sneak up on you.
Q: How can people who want to learn more about you or your business get in
touch with you?
A: Our website is www.shibleysatthepier.com, we are on Facebook and our business phone is 603-875-3636.