In this week’s edition of the RO’s exclusive “Local Business Spotlight” column, contributor Cleve Baxley meets with Colleen Parsons, the owner and of The Embroidery Corner.
In encouraging the successes of local small businesses, the RO uses a question-and-answer format to highlight what local businesses are doing in the community.
Below is the conversation between Baxley and Parsons:
What is your location in Rockingham?
“We are located at 635 East Broad Ave (which is Highway 74), inside the store of Jeff’s Trophies and T’s,” Parsons said.
What days and hours are you open?
“I keep the same hours as Jeff’s,” Parsons noted. “We’re open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. But I am available any day. If somebody calls our number, I can meet by appointment any day.”
When was The Embroidery Corner established?
“This month makes two years,” Parsons said.
How did the business get started?
“I worked for Jeff, and I did screen-printing for Jeff’s Trophies and T’s for a few years,” Parsons explained. “And then I decided to get into embroidery and thought that would complement Jeff’s business as well.
“So I decided to do that and rent space from Jeff, so we continue to work together,” she added.
What services do you provide?
“I provide embroidery services on various items,” Parsons said. “I do anything from shirts, hats, boots, blankets and book bags. I can basically embroider anything that can fit in a hoop and on my machine. “We can also order hats, hoodies, stadium blankets, polo shirts, t-shirts, anything of that variety,” Parsons said.
What do you enjoy most about your business?
“I probably enjoy the people the most,” Parson explained. “Especially the ones I get to meet that come in for the first time, as well as my returning customers that have been here from the beginning. I enjoy seeing all different kinds of people.”
What is something your business is known for?
“I strive for high quality and quick turnaround,” Parsons noted, “so I hope that’s what I am known for.”
What is something you would like people to know about your business?
“I want them to know that I can do all types of work,” Parsons said. “I can do anything from a single monogram, all the way to several dozens of pieces for corporate customers as well.
Do you have a website or Facebook page?
“Yes, I am on Facebook,” Parsons stated. “You can look up ‘The Embroidery Corner’ and find me on there. Or you can call the shop at 910-995-7706.