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New Business: Making furniture through Grace

October 10, 2009

Name of business: By Grace Handmade Furniture and Crafts

Owners: Emory and Alice Rose

Address: 2 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown

Opening date: July 2

Products and services: Handmade furniture, jewelry, dolls, quilts, glassware, belts, baby clothes and items, candles and photography. Also custom makes furniture pieces for wholesale or retail. The business recently started a children's craft corner.

Market area: Four-state area

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "The love of making furniture and enjoyment of dealing with the public. By Grace has been opened due to the miracle-working power of Jesus Christ in our daughter, who is the inspiration for the store's name. We opened the store to create a family business right in the square of Hagerstown that would shine a light on the four corners."

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Previous business experience: Have been making furniture for about five years for retail stores.

Number of employees: The owners and a volunteer

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; closed on Sunday

Phone number: 240-420-5440

Web site: www.bygracecrafts.com

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