We had the good fortune of connecting with Pamela Neighbors and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Pamela, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was motivated to start my own business mostly to take control of my future and make decisions on my own. Working in the corporate world was taking its toll on me mentally and physically. I wanted to create something that was both rewarding to myself and good for the community we live in.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
NPW is somewhere people can come and gather with not just friends and family but also meet someone new from another area. Often we see people meet for the first time and end up spending hours talking. That kind of social setting I believe sets us apart. I am most proud of all the accomplishments it took to get NPW up and running. So many things had to work out just right and with many long hours and sleepless nights, but we got there.

Professionally I started like most, at the very bottom. Worked my way the corp ladder, taking jobs I didn’t want or like but knew it was the only way to advance. The transfer from the public sector to the private sector was something I have always dreamed of.

I have learned that owning your own business is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I have Also learned to be more patient and that staying focused is key in being successful. Also, while trying to serve each and every person that walks through the door, not everyone will like the offerings and that is ok.

I want people to know that none of this was given to me or easy. Nothing in life that is worth doing or having is easy, it takes work and patience. Leaning on my husbands experience, him teaching me and us learning together, I have scratched and clawed my way to this point in my life. Through blood, sweat, tears, back aches, head aches, missed deadlines, missed birthdays, holidays and weekends, NPW is my heart and soul and I will continue to work hard and make it the best it can be.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Living in North Texas offers a variety of things to do. I would definitely spend some time in the small towns in the area and some of the attractions we all find entertaining. Bonham has a few must see place like the Visitor Center, the new downtown Fannin County Court House surrounded by some warm home town shops like Just GOTTA Have It, Creative Arts Center, several antique shops, and clothing boutiques. Also, lets not forget about Lake Bonham, Bonham State Park and coming soon Bois d’ Arc lake. From there probably a drive to Lake Texoma for drinks at The Island Bar & Grill or head to the Dallas area to see the city or take in a professional sports game. But the slower country life and towns are what really speak to me. Just about every single small town in North Texas has something to offer.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to recognize my husband Chuck Neighbors for all his support and confidence he has in me throughout this new adventure at Neighbors Place Winery.

Website: www.npwinery.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neighborsplacewinery/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeighborsPlaceWinery/

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/neighbors-place-winery-no-title?osq=winery

Image Credits
Flower Mural on the side of the house is by Created Art Co. Wine bottle logo house sketched by Climer Design

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