Cedar Rapids, Mount Pleasant women featured in NYT for Vocation Vacations experience February 5, 2008Posted by John in Business.
Tags: Cedar Rapids, Dawn Walton, Dog Zone, Mount Pleasant (Iowa), Vocation Vacations, VocationVacations
AFTER 28 years at an electronics plant in her hometown, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Toni Cory found herself out of a job when the plant closed. Instead of looking for another manufacturing job, she vowed to start a dog day-care and kennel business.
Although she had dogs of her own, she had no clue where to start. To help, she called on VocationVacations, a company based in Portland, Ore., that enables the curious to spend time trying out potential new jobs. The company hooked up Ms. Cory with Dawn Walton, an owner of the Dog Zone, a dog day care business in nearby Cedar Rapids.
There, Ms. Cory had an experience she says she will never forget. …
The Gazette published a similar article in 2005, ‘Vacations’ allow peek at jobs.