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“I want to run this business like things were run in the ’50s. I want to develop a relationship with my customers; I want to make sure they’re fully informed about anything they’re buying from me.” Gore says her family has been influential in the formation of her business practices and philosophies. “There’s a big family identity associated with appropriate customer service and SPRING 2016 EDITION

doing things the old-fashioned way—thecustomer-is-always-right kind of thing,” Gore says. “I want to run this business like things were run in the ’50s. I want to develop a relationship with my customers; I want to make sure they’re fully informed about anything they’re buying from me. I want to invest in repeat business rather than a single sale. Basing business [on] mutual respect is something you don’t see much these days, especially with millennials. I’m in that age group, and I hope I represent that it’s not a wholly lost cause.” Gore has a sense of humor and is friendly and warm, but her passion comes through when she talks about her business and her love of art. She’s

also humble—not a whiff of bragging or boasting as she discusses her business and background. Making sure each customer leaves happy and informed is her top priority, and her fine-arts and printmaking education gives her a great understanding of art, as well as a great respect for the work. She never wants to frame a piece in a way that undermines the artist’s intent. She also does amateur dissection work, figuring out the makeup of a piece and what media were used. For example, some customers will bring in a painting thinking it’s oil when it’s actually a watercolor, or they might mistake an acrylic for an oil painting. 107

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Decor Magazine Spring 2016 digital edition  

Decor Magazine Spring 2016 digital edition