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Introducing...Blind Spot Blinds and Shutters

Jun 30, 2010 ● By Style

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?For years my husband and I were working in this industry. We met when I worked as his sales rep. The day our first son was born we made plans to venture out on our own...and Blind Spot was born, too!How are you involved with both the community and your customer?We stay current with many local organizations. We donate to Habitat for Humanity, are a member of the Merchant Association for Downtown Roseville, and love sponsoring our local Woodcreek Little League.Why is your staff the best in the business?We keep it small and do it all. Our personal attention to service and detail – that is what makes our “spot” different.Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?My grandmother impacted my life by helping me learn to appreciate people for who they are, and she was the hardest worker I know! Funny, she never had a job, but she was a domestic goddess!What’s your biggest job perk?I love changing people’s living environments. The “thank you” cards I receive are great; I really know I improved their lifestyle.What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?I am a sushi eater…I love Mikuni. I could eat there four times a week, and used to before I had kids, but now it is a bit less.If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?I would meet my husband’s mother. She passed when he was just seven years old. He says such sweet things about what he can remember. I would tell her that I was taking care of her son and grandsons.What’s your favorite local business other than your own?Hard question – I admire a lot of businesses. Style Media Group works hard to meet our needs and the staff is the best.And finally, customer service is…?Being there for the customer today and tomorrow, and for as long as they may need you.Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at [email protected] Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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Introducing...True Value Hardware

Jun 01, 2010 ● By Style

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?We purchased our business in June of 1979. To survive, in 1980 we started a service center and worked on small engines, mowers, trimmers and anything needing fixing. To diversify in 1985, we opened a rental shop all in the same building. In 1992, we joined the “Just Ask” rental program and expanded our rentals until 1997 when we moved the store across the street, which is our current location. We started with one employee (me) and now have around 30!Why is your staff the best in the business?We do have the best staff in the business. In March this year we were voted “Best Hardware Store In Town” by True Value Corporation. We were voted number one out of 13 stores across the country. We have the cleanest store around and the best staff you can find anywhere.What life accomplishments are you most proud of?We have brought a small store in the community to one that is much larger and very comfortable to work in – that I am very proud of.Where do you go when the going gets tough?If the going gets tough, my wife (Candy) and I depend on the Lord. We are very strong in our faith and count on Him daily. We are here today because of Him.What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?We love HeyDay Café and Gold Vine Grill.Where do you and your family go locally to have fun? 
We love outdoor activities, especially water skiing; Union Valley is a great place. We have camped there every year for the last 52 years - yes that is 52 years.And finally, customer service is…?It’s when a customer leaves your store and really feels that we did our best to give them the best service that can be expected. We call it a “wow experience.”Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at [email protected] Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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