Pam Weirauch, owner of Pam’s Corner, hasn’t always fed Toledo’s lunch crowd— for 24 years, she worked in a dental office. But, as she tells it bluntly, she needed a change: “Mid-life crisis, early 40s… I needed to do something for myself.”
Since 2002, Pam’s Corner has become a fixture of the downtown scene. “The vibe downtown is incredible and people have a passion for being here. It’s a community all on its own,” Pam explains.
For Pam, being an Unsung Hero is about building upon the community spirit and fostering care for her neighbors. When neighbors need help, even other restaurants, Pam pitches in.
“I saw on Facebook once that one of the restaurants downtown was without a server and a hostess during a game night (for the Mudhens). So I went there and worked as a hostess. . . at another restaurant. People asked, ‘What are you doing here?’ And I said, ‘A friend needed something. Of course I’m gonna help— I know what it’s like to be understaffed during a busy time.’”
To be successful in business, Pam has one rule: stay honest. “I’m not perfect and I screw up,” she admits. “But you have to acknowledge that and fix it.
Having a small business is about integrity.”
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