Businesses Helping Businesses

Businesses Helping Businesses

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on many small businesses throughout the U.S. Even while facing challenges themselves, many small businesses have come together to support one another. Whether continuing to make purchases and place orders, maintaining memberships, or promoting other businesses on social media, helping others stay in business has become a community effort. 

 Jacksonville business Window Ninja Cleaning Service recently volunteered to provided professional full-service window cleaning services for fellow Jacksonville business Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. Blessings on State applied to Storefront Strong, a group of American small service businesses and manufacturers that have come together to support and lift up small businesses that have been impacted in these uncertain times. Window cleaning companies like Window Ninja Cleaning Service joined the team, volunteering to offer free services to help small businesses. 

 Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast was selected by Storefront Strong. The bed and breakfast was strongly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Innkeeper Gwenn Eyer says, “Although we were technically still open, cancellations were immediate and ongoing, and no incoming reservations hit us hard. Our priorities, by necessity, are a new roof and interior and exterior painting, so something like professional window cleaning services seemed to be a dream.”

Photo/Submitted to The Source Window Ninja Cleaning Service takes care of the many windows of Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville recently.

 Enter Window Ninja Cleaning Service. Once assigned to provide the services, company owners, Jake and Linz Gardner, scheduled time to meet with Innkeeper Gwenn. Gwenn said, “I still was kind of convinced it was all too good to be true! This is a big house, with many, many windows.” After getting to know the Gardners and hearing their plans, Gwenn was ecstatic. 

 Window Ninja Cleaning Service spent a Saturday cleaning every exterior window and many interior windows at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. Gwenn noted that the windows looked so different after their services that a frequent visitor to the B&B noticed it right away when she visited a few days later. Gwenn describes the Gardners as professional and personable, noting that they use high-quality equipment and are very attentive to detail. She says, “I still can’t get over the fact that they did this for us! What a gift! They provided their full professional services as volunteers.”

Photo/Submitted to The Source
The windows at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast
gleam after being cleaned by Window Ninja Cleaning Service.

 Window Ninja Cleaning Service is a locally-owned family business providing services to residential and commercial clients in Jacksonville, Springfield, and the surrounding areas. For more information, please call 217-291-4407 or go to

 Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast is Jacksonville’s only professional full-service B&B. Located in a magnificently restored 130-year-old mansion in the heart of the historic district, Blessings is an award winning all-suite inn providing Midwestern hospitality and pampered luxury in a casually elegant setting. For more information, please call 217-245-1013 or go to

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