For almost 16 years, Mike and Ann Bechtol have been serving Wabash with the county’s only independently owned supermarket. Bechtol Grocery is located at 120 Hale Drive and serves as a major southside retailer. Bechtol Grocery is the provider of the Our Family private label, which is exclusive to the business.
Over two years ago, Bechtol Grocery added the Moor For Less food line, which provides hundreds of food items at everyday low prices. They pride themselves on their exceptional meat department. They sell only U.S.D.A. choice beef along with high quality pork and chicken at competitive prices.
Mike and Ann appreciate the Chamber of Commerce recognition. Mike Bechtol says, “It is not all that often that the southside gets the headline, so it’s nice to be honored by the Chamber. We’re proud to continue providing a vital service to southern Wabash citizens. It is often the independent grocer that keeps the food industry competitive,” Bechtol continues. Bechtol Grocery Company has 18 employees and plans to maintain its future as a locally owned retailer and a solid service to all of Wabash County.
The Blue Ribbon Business Program is under the direction of the Chamber’s membership Service Committee including Membership Chair, Rachel Cruz, Wabash County REMC; Blue Ribbon Business Chair, Beth Alston, Beacon Credit Union; Chris Lochner, Metal Source, LLC; Pravina Patel, Knights Inn; and Kaye Krom, Thermafiber, Inc. The program seeks to honor a Chamber member each month by randomly drawing a member’s name, and then completing a brief interview and picture to highlight the member business. We encourage you to take time to become more familiar with your fellow members and patronize our Wabash County businesses.