LO­CAL EX­PAN­SION

Truly Yours Cus­tom Fram­ing opens sec­ond lo­ca­tion

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Melissa Schu­man mschu­[email protected]­di­anews­group. com Re­porter

BURNT HILLS, N.Y. >> At a rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony, lo­cal busi­ness owner Brenda Soucy cel­e­brated the open­ing of her sec­ond cus­tom fram­ing store.

Truly Yours Cus­tom Fram­ing is the sec­ond fram­ing store that Soucy owns with her hus­band Kevin. The first one, Coun­try Out­let Fram­ing, has been open since 2000 and is lo­cated on route 20 west of Duanes­burg.

Af­ter more than a decade of work­ing as an ac­coun­tant, Soucy was long­ing for change in or­der to find more bal­ance be­tween work and home, to have the op­por­tu­nity to be cre­ative, and to ac­tively en­gage with peo­ple. She knew though work­ing with her hus­band that help­ing peo­ple pre­serve their cher­ished mem­o­ries, pho­tos, achieve­ments and beau­ti­ful art­work was some­thing she found very re­ward­ing.

She de­cided to branch out the busi­ness and open a new frame shop in a busier area.

Truly Yours is truly a fam­ily busi­ness. Not only does Soucy co-own it with her hus­band, but she will be as­sisted in run­ning the shop by her daugh­ter Madi­son.

“I’ve been help­ing Dad for as long as I can re­mem­ber,” Madi­son said. “I’m the only kid that took up the fam­ily busi­ness. Help­ing Mom will be fun.”

Soucy re­ceived 2 ci­ta­tions for the new store, one from Se­na­tor James Tedisco and one from Assem­bly­woman Mary Beth Walsh. Also at the rib­bon cut­ting was Saratoga Cham­ber rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kris­ten Cargill, who em­ceed the cer­e­mony.

“It’s re­ally won­der­ful to see small busi­nesses alive and kick­ing and grow­ing,”

Cargill said. “You re­ally are the glue that holds the com­mu­nity to­gether.”

Cargill was so pleased with the new store that she even got some Christ­mas shop­ping done be­fore leav­ing.

Truly Yours offers full-ser­vice cus­tom fram­ing for any art or pro­ject. The store’s fo­cus is cus­tom fram­ing, and no job is too big or too small. It doesn’t have to be flat art, either.

“We can frame jer­seys, medals - any­thing,” said Soucy. “We even have shadow boxes for tro­phies and other keep­sakes.”

The store also sells many

signs and ready-made prints that can be or­dered in a va­ri­ety of sizes and frame styles. Some of the prints for sale are by lo­cal artists.

“I would love to have more of those in the store,” com­mented Soucy. “I would love to have lo­cals artists show­cased on the walls in here.”

Soucy would like to en­cour­age lo­cal artists to reach out to her to dis­cuss op­por­tu­ni­ties for show­cas­ing their art­work at her store.

Truly Yours Cus­tom Fram­ing is lo­cated at 714 Saratoga Road (aka Route 50) in Burnt Hills. It is open on Tues. and Wed. from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Thurs.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

MELISSA SCHU­MAN - MEDIANEWS GROUP

Pre­par­ing to cut the rib­bon for Truly Yours Cus­tom Fram­ing.

MELISSA SCHU­MAN - MEDIANEWS GROUP

Madi­son Soucy rings up a pur­chase for Saratoga Cham­ber rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kris­ten Cargill.

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