Behind the Business: 3 Sisters Books & Gifts


PLANNING FOR ALL IN, WE GOT SOME FEEDBACK FROM YOU AT HOME THAT ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS STORIES ABOUT THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN INDIANA. TODAY, WE’RE STARTING OUR “BEHIND THE BUSINESS” SERIES. *PHI*) EVERY NOW AND THEN, RANDALL NEWSOME WILL FIND A BUSINESS IN CENTRAL INDIANA AND TELL US WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE AND HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED. RANDALL WHERE WAS THE FIRST STOP? *RANDAL*) HEY GUYS I WAS IN SHELBYVILLE AT A FAMILY OWNED BOOK STORE THAT HAS BEEN A STAPLE IN THE TOWN FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS. IT’S CALLED 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS. BUT ON MY FIRST VISIT I FOUND OUT QUICKLY HOW THIS SMALL BUSINESS MAKES A BIG IMPACT ON EVERY CUSTOMER THAT WALKS THROUGH THE DOORS. CHECK IT OUT. *RANDAL*) IT’S BRUNCH TIME IN SHELBYVILLE. AND FOR THESE FOLKS THAT MEANS STAYING BUSY. 17 YEARS AGO THIS WAS JUST AN IDEA BETWEEN 3 SISTERS ((CAROLYN STATLER, 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/:I THINK WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TOGETHER)) FROM A BIG SISTER WHO WANTED TO SHARE SOMETHING WITH HER FAMILY. ((BARBARA ROGERS, 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/: OK WE’RE GOING TO OPEN UP A BOOKSTORE.I’M LIKE OK THAT’S THAT’S FINE)) ((CAROLYN STATLER, 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/:I APPRECIATED THE LEADERSHIP SHE PROVIDED AND JUST SORT OF SAYING WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS.)) THESE DAYS THEY ARE PRETTY WELL KNOWN AROUND TOWN. ((LYNN PITTS, CO-OWNER 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/:WE HAVE THE MAYOR COMING IN OCCASIONALLY AND HE KIDS THAT THIS IS THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE.)) ((CAROLYN STATLER, CO- OWNER 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/:WE’VE DONE PRETTY DARN WELL AS A FAMILY AS WELL AS BUSINESS PARTNERS )) BUT NEARLY 20 YEARS LATER THEY SAY THEY STILL HAVE TO MAKE THAT FIRST IMPRESSION ALL OVER AGAIN. ((LYNN PITTS, CO-OWNER 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/ :THERE’S NOT A WEEK THAT GOES BY THAT WE DON’T HEAR SOMEBODY SAY OH I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS A BOOKSTORE HERE.)) BUT THOSE WHO KNOW THE PLACE COULDN’T IMAGINE SHELBYVILLE WITHOUT IT. ((BARBARA ROGERS, CO- OWNER 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/:WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO US THAT THEY’RE SO HAPPY WE ARE HERE THAT WE HAVE A BOOKSTORE, IN A SMALL COMMUNITY)) ((LYNN PITTS, CO-OWNER 3 SISTERS BOOKS AND GIFTS/:I THINK IT PROVIDES A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR GATHERING FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER.)) A GIFT FROM THEIR FAMILY TO YOURS. *RANDAL*) AT 4:30 WE’LL TALK ABOUT HOW A NEW CUSTOMER’S REACTION AFTER VISITING FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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