Chantal is the owner and creative mind behind Flourish and Bask, a downtown Oakville boutique that helps customers celebrate the art of entertaining. With a specialization in everything for the home bartender, the store sells an assortment of cocktail ingredients, garnishes, bartending tools, glassware, and even alcohol-free spirits.
Chantal spent years working in retail and her dream of opening her own shop took shape while working at an Oakville home décor boutique in the late 1990’s. She took a detour to raise her daughters and pursue a career in Halton’s non-profit sector, but she never lost her passion for retail. She just had to wait until the time was right.
“I fully believe that everything happens for a reason, and I needed to take this path before I could realize my dream,” Chantal admits. “I needed to gather the experience I need to run my own business. The fates were aligned to bring me back to Downtown Oakville at this time, even if it took more than 20 years to happen. I finally feel as though I have come home again.”
For Chantal, joining the BIA Board of Directors was a natural part of immersing herself in the local business community. She believes that Downtown Oakville is in its renaissance, “After years of construction, and the pandemic, the shopping district has come back stronger than ever with new stores, a beautiful facelift, and a new and improved BIA. Being a part of this thriving community is such a privilege.”
Chantal is excited to lend her years of experience to the BIA and is proud to be able to further their work to make Oakville one of the best business districts in Ontario.
Please join us in giving Chantal a warm welcome to our Board of Management team.