It’s Their Business: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place Location: 1326 Highway 60-84 What they do: Sell gifts, crafts and Polish pottery, and teach decorative painting. Who’s in charge: Patsy Liston, Jean Patton and Jaqque Johnson are the partners. How long in business: about 30 years Hours of […]

It’s Their Business: Hacienda Home Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Hacienda Home Center Location: 200 E. Brady Ave. What they do: Sell hardware, building materials, paint, lawn and garden supplies, farm and ranch items, and home decor. Who’s in charge: Danny Lucero is the manager. Employees: 20 How long in business: about 30 years Hours of business: 8 […]

Business Digest: Auto glass store owner honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Gene Porter, owner of the Glass Doctor of Clovis, received the 2006 Top Gun designation from the franchise during its annual conference, according to a company news release. The Top Gun designation is given to the top 10 percent of Glass Doctor franchisees who achieve certain sales, operations and […]

It’s their business: Makin’ It Natural

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Makin’ It Natural Location: 2502 Ashford Dr. What they do: Sell supplements, natural and organic foods, herbs and items for special diets. Who’s in charge: Jule Abernathy is the owner. Employees: six How long in business: 12 years Hours of business: 9 a.m. […]

It’s their business: Discount Party Plaza

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Discount Party Plaza Location: 2614 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell decorations, supplies and seasonal items, including balloons, pinatas, paper tableware, plasticware, tablecloths, banners, favors and tablecloths for parties and celebrations. Who’s in charge: Mike and Becky Dlouhy are the owners. Employees: 2 How long in business: […]

It’s their business: Bigs Lots

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Big Lots Location: 820 E. 21st St. What they do: Sell name-brand products at closeout prices. Who’s in charge: Ralph Aguilar is the manager. Employees: 19 How long in business: Two years Hours of business: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, […]

It’s their business: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center Location: 108 N. Sycamore St. What they do: Sell products for do-it-yourselfers, including appliances, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, lighting, toilets, tubs and showers, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Who’s in charge: Leroy Romero is the manager. Employees: Six plus the manager. How long in business: since […]

It’s their business: Moreno Custom Hats

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Moreno Custom Hats Location: 2411 S. Prince St., U.S. Highway 70 mile marker 439 What they do: Custom-build felt hats in 10, 20, 30 and 100X quality, renovate felt hats, and sell Stetson and Resistol hats. Who’s in charge: Ida Jo Moreno is the owner. How long in […]

It’s their business: Clovis Vacuum Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Clovis Vacuum Center Location: 703 E. Grand Ave. What they do: Service vacuum cleaners and sell Riccar vacuums, bags, belts and filters, and room freshner sprays. Who’s in charge: Kim Hester is the owner. Employees: Three How long in business: More than 50 years. Hours of business: 9 […]

It’s their business: The Main ARTeri

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CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The Main ARTeri Location: 311 N. Main St. What they do: Paint your own pottery, art gallery, art studio, art lessons for children and adults Who’s in charge: John Muir is the manager and partner. How long in business: Five years; moved from […]