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Where We Work: Brock’s Alterations

Published 11:02am Monday, March 26, 2012

Person featured:Sue Pace

Sue Pace

Business: Brock’s Alterations
Address: 46 Maple Street, Tryon
Phone number: 828-859-9265
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nature of business: Sewing and alterations
Principal Owner/Manager and title: Wes Sessoms
Year founded: 1948
Number of employees: 10
How’s business? When the economy slows, our customers repair pieces instead of purchasing new; or they buy from thrift stores and have them altered.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We do it correctly, and want to make you look your best.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Years of experience and professionalism.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Often people sacrifice for price. There is a balance between price and quality. Pick one and do it well.
My first job: Restaurant waitress, then Tanner Industries.
Your role model (in business or in life generally): My mother.
The key to a successful business: Be friendly, do good work, be on time and offer service above and beyond.

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