December 27, 2012

On December the 26th, a grand opening of a new retail grocery store was organized by the new proprietor, Mr. Hovannes Tarzyan, and the TRDP Team in the Shirak region, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new proprietor completed the TRDP training course and successfully implemented his business plan after receiving his loan, with the ongoing support of the TRDP Team. The store is a modern well-equipped and well-designed grocery store to best serve community needs.

The number of guests participating in the opening ceremony included representative from the ArmBusinessBank (ABB), head of the Pemzashen village Mr. Anan Voskanyan, representatives from the municipality, TRDP beneficiaries, and others. The priest of the Pemzashen village Church consecrated the new store.

Guests expressed their admiration of the modern safety and sanitary design of the store. Mr. Anan Voskanyan indicated that this store will become a model for other businesses in the region and that the business environment will be improved.

Mr. Tarzyan credited the TRDP team for their hard work and attention to details in developing the business. Mr. Tarzyan plans to re-apply for TRDP support in the future to expand his store to extend new services and products to better serve the community.