May 16--Bruce and Mary Christian, owners of The Frame Gallery, answered these questions.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your business?
A: The Frame Gallery has been serving Aberdeen and the surrounding area for several years. We purchased it in March.
Q: What products or services do you offer?
A: The Frame Gallery specializes in custom matting and framing, canvas stretches, dry mounts, shrink wraps, sealing and framing of puzzles, photo mounts for the fair, signature and name mats, shadow boxes (military uniforms, flags, sports jerseys, memorials, paper toles, etc). We also carry a large variety of beautiful framed and unframed prints, giftware and ready-made frames.
Q: What makes your business unique?
A: The Frame Gallery is unique because we specialize in framing and take pride in our customers' satisfaction.
Q: How many employees do you have?
A: We have one framing consultant, Toni, who has several years of framing experience.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: We are proud to be able to provide services to and be a part of such a great community.
Q: How do you stay competitive and keep up with changes?
A: We offer great products and services at a competitive price. We have recently updated all of our mats and frames and added many new styles. We are also adding new items to the gallery daily.
Q: What's the best piece of business advice you have received?
A: The best business advice we have received would have to always provide great customer service.
Q: What's the best compliment you've received?
A: We receive many compliments on the quality of work we do.
Q: What are your goals for the future?
A: In the future, we are looking to expand and have more of an online presence.
Q: Who is another business in town that you think provides great quality or service?
A: Aberdeen Sport Recreation Inc.
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Business: The Frame Gallery
Purchased: March 1
Address: 133 N. Roosevelt St. Suite C