Really awesome piece by Lauren Baron from The Brant News about the business makeover contest.

Coffee house wins a makeover

By Lauren Baron
Thursday October 06/2011 at 10:39:00 AM

A new sign couldn’t have come at a better time for Station Coffee House and Gallery owners Mike and Linda Tutt.

The winners of the Business Makeover Contest are planning a new direction for their business that will switch its focus from coffee to music and visual art.

“Winning the contest is going to rebrand the business.” Mike said. “This is exciting timing for this change of focus. It is wonderful to win this prize.”

The Tutts beat out 59 other businesses in the contest that includes prizes of a new outdoor sign designed, manufactured and installed by Brooks Signs, a logo redesign courtesy of Octopus Red, a business spotlight feature in Brant News, a banner ad on and radio promotion on Jewel 92.

The top ten businesses were chosen by representatives of Brant News, Jewel 92, Brooks Signs and Octopus Red. The winner was announced following a live draw on Jewel 92 last Friday.

“It’s nice to see somebody win a contest for the amount of work they do for the community,” Brant News general manager Len Offless said. “They give so much, so for them to win a contest that can help their business grow is great to see.”