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York County businesses offer tours to attract customers

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Some York County business owners are offering free factory tours as a new approach to attract customers.

The idea is for businesses to bring people in and not just show them what they sell, but show them how their products are made.

Whether it's manufacturing high-end motorcycles over at the Harley-Davidson factory, making soap from scratch or hand roasting your own coffee, businesses in York County are opening their doors to show you what they do best. 

"I think it helps when people see how everything is made," said Darion Swartz at Sunrise Soap Company.

"I am a huge coffee fanatic so I was really excited to open my doors to allow people to see the process it takes," New Grounds Roasting Co. owner Jennifer Anderson said.

Anderson walked me through a hand roasting coffee tour. She said that since she started giving tours, it's helped her business.

"I allow them to interact and actually roast coffee, they will then in return buy the coffee they made and come back to do it again," she said.

Anderson is not the only one seeing a positive effect on her bottom line. Tours and demonstrations have also been popular over at Sunrise Soap Company.

"Tuesday through Friday we do tours and we do about 12 a week," Swartz said.

Their offer is on the table: a free tour, giving customers a closer look into how these products are made and from where they come.

The following is a list of businesses that offer free tours:

First Capital Federal Credit Union

Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Macklin's Cafe

Martin's Potato Chips

Miss Lucy's Dog Treats

Naylor Wine Cellars

New Grounds Roasting Co.

Painted Spring Farm Alpacas

Perrydell Farm Dairy

Revonah Pretzels

Snyder's of Hanover

Sunrise Soap Company

Sweet Willows Creamery

The Prancing Pig, Paint Your Own Pottery and Gifts

Utz Snacks

Walk-Le Holsteins

Wolfgang Candy Co.

York County Solid Waste Authority

York Time Institute

 

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