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Q&A with Local Companies: Naomi Olivera at The Bead Gallery

1671 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite B, Rocklin, 916-276-0928, @beadgalleryshop @beadgalleryca

Services or products you offer: High-quality jewelry-making supplies for hobbyists and/or jewelry designers. We also offer classes and are always eager to help people of all ages learn to design and create beaded jewelry.

What you enjoy most about your profession: Being able to interact with people from many walks of life and getting to know our customers.

Fun fact about your company: We’ve been in business for 18 years and have three stores.

You started your business, because: My mom and I started this business together, and it will always be special to me because of this. She passed away about 10 years ago, and while the business is different now, her creativity lives on. It was meant to be a small side business that we did as a hobby, but over the years has really evolved.

Most memorable experience as an entrepreneur: Going on buying trips with my late mother and unboxing all the new treasures when it would finally arrive from overseas. It was like Christmas times 100!

Favorite food: Sushi.

Favorite local restaurant: Hawks.

Favorite small business: Shop Anya Mark.

When not working, you can be found: Hanging out with my daughters: Natalie and Noelle.

You love living here, because: I grew up in Fair Oaks and have been a resident of Granite Bay for 15 years. I love the family-friendly environment and the fact that my sisters and their families all live within five miles.

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