The Group Travel Leader

OHIO 2017

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P. GRAHAM DUNN DALTON Nestled in the heart of Amish country, P. Graham Dunn manufac- tures and sells inspirational art, gifts and home decor. e company has its roots in mission work. Peter and LeAnna Dunn opened a home for runaway girls in New York City, where they started a small woodworking business to keep the girls occupied. Eventually, they bought woodwork- ing equipment and installed it on their farm in Dalton. Today, more than 5,000 accounts carry their inspirational decor and gifts. Visitors follow the winding driveway, passing a pond and a large wood- en cross before coming upon Anna's Chapel. In the store's grand lobby, or- nate plaques adorn the walls, and Scripture is carved into the crown mold- ing. Visitors climb the grand staircase to the retail store and overlook the manufacturing plant through windows that line the walls of the store. P. Graham Dunn's fl agship store delivers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. e 20,000-square-foot gift shop sells wall art that fea- tures Scripture and encouraging messages, home decor and thousands of gifts. At the laser-engraving center, hundreds of products can be personalized in minutes. "Visitors can wander the paved walking path around the pond, and in Anna's Chapel, people can write messages on the walls expressing prayer requests or telling what they're thankful for," said marketing manager Anthony Burdette. "We're an inspirational company, and we want visitors to be inspired when they come and visit us." Decor retail at P. Graham Dunn M A D E I N O H I O Courtesy P. Graham Dunn

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