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Mrs Gisèle Martin is an extraordinary woman who has vision. Gisèle is a true businesswoman.
At barely 12 years old, her favourite pastime was to sell products by catalogue to her teachers.

At 14, she dreamed of becoming a hair stylist. She got married and one thing leading to another, in 1991, she started making and repairing clothing from home.

In September of 1995, she underwent a training offered to women designed at opening them the doors of entrepreneurship.

Following this training, she decided to pursue her dream and completed a hairstyling course.  In 1997, she opened her own hair salon with tanning bed. Then, in 2001, she incorporated a gift shop to her salon.

A jewellery store was added in 2003 and O-Bo-Coffret was created in the spring of 2004. She then transformed her gift shop in a women’s clothing boutique.  In 2006, the « Mercerie », a men’s clothing store, opened its doors in Saint-Quentin.

In 2010, she opened a new women’s boutique as well as another men’s clothing store in Grand Falls. This year, she is adding a new lingerie line for women in her two boutiques.

In November of 2011, she received the Mérite Prestige Award from the Grand Falls, Drummond and Saint-André Chamber of Commerce.

Gisèle is first and foremost a woman and a mother. She is very proud of her family.

Once again Gisèle, congratulations for your outstanding achievement!

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