Theresa Young has lived in the North Thompson Valley for most of her life, and currently resides in Louis Creek.
Young says for many years she was employed in the hardware business, but most recently spent a year working for a trophy outfit in Kamloops. It was there that she learned to handle all the different machines, from the engraver, to the embroiderer, and all items in between.
Young notes she enjoyed this work so much, she is currently starting her own engraving business which she is calling Thompson Valley Awards.
While her husband has his own contracting outfit, this will be her first venture into the retail business sector.
Young says Thompson Valley Awards will offer engraving services for plaques, trophies and awards; and will also include specialty work such as embroidering logos on t-shirts, hats and other apparel for individuals, groups and companies.
Etchings on glassware and mugs can also be ordered, as well as the creation of rubber stamps and seals, ribbons and much more.
She notes she will also be able to help customers with their logo designs if required.
Young says her business’s web-site, which is currently under construction, should be up by the end of December. There you will be able to find catalogs for each type of product that she will be offering. But in the meantime, potential customers are invited to send their inquiries to her by email at: email@example.com. Ask for a quote on the product you are seeking and she she’ll be happy to oblige.
This brand new enterprise promises to be a busy family affair with Young’s husband assisting at the Louis Creek shop, and her son, Jake, helping with the bookkeeping.