Why vote for Loide’ Oils and Vinegars + Luxury Appliances by Loide’ ?

Describe your business concept and what makes it unique!

Loide’ Oils & Vinegars Tasting Bar is evolving to include professional luxury appliances by Loide’. Customers are encouraged to sample our ultra premium olive oil and authentic balsamic with pairings created by our knowledgeable staff. A try before you buy scenario. This concept continues with the addition of professional appliances. Appliances will be functional and their features demonstrated through public and private events along with cooking classes incorporating oils and vinegars. The downtown Brainerd and surrounding areas do not offer anything like this, not the highest quality Olive oil & Balsamic vinegar or the demonstration and features of professional appliances.


Provide three reasons why this venture will be successful.

Loide’ Oils & Vinegars opened business in 2013 with proven success of small growth each year. We pride ourselves in exemplary customer service and provide knowledge of the products and their uses. Consumers want to eat clean and consume authentic products that allow them to reap the health benefits. Loide’ Oils & Vinegars provides those products at an affordable price and clean eating is the wave of the future. Evolving the business to include luxury appliances will accommodate consumers looking to replace one appliance, remodel and replace their current appliances or supply their brand new home with professional grade appliances.


How will your business enhance Downtown Brainerd?

Loide’ will provide many employment opportunities. Loide’ is a destination and will increase traffic and exposure to our downtown, which, in turn, will benefit other businesses. We specialize in organic and clean products to increase your quality of life.  We look forward to building new relationships in our community.


What do you want people to know about you?

Married 37 years, we raised three phenomenal young men. Two, to date, have blessed us with four grandchildren. I have worked in some capacity since I was 12 years old. The youngest of ten, I was raised in a small town. My parents were strict but loving and taught me accountability, strong work ethics, morals and values. I love what I do, I love the products I offer and I love growing this business.


Why should people vote for your business to win the Destination Downtown Business Challenge?

I propose a long-term commitment to the downtown Brainerd community. I visualize a vibrant downtown by hosting exciting daytime and evening events for your friends, clubs or for team building. Voting Loide’ O & V and Luxury Appliances by Loide’ will enhance our community and ensure the town flourishes.