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March 27, 2013

Area Mom and Pops at a Glance


Corsicana — 649 Hardy Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-6923

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique

Owner: Elonda Cassady

How long owned: 25 years

How many employees: 10

Cassady’s is celebrating 25 years of service this Spring. The doors opened on April 8, 1988 with Elonda and two other stylists. The boutique was opened about three years later.

The original name was Cassady’s Hair Carousel, decorated in a carousel theme. In 2010, it was completely remodeled and revised to the name of Cassady’s Salon & Boutique.

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique consultants are committed to helping you discover your best look according to your features by understanding your lifestyle, needs and goals.

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique is where trendy fashions and hometown friendliness come together to provide you the best style with a pleasant experience.

800 N. Beaton

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-5600

NGF Insurance Agency

Owner: Nathan Franks and James Franks

How long owned: Since January 2013

How many employees: 2

Nathan Franks, formally with Rodney D. Young Insurance for 14, and James Franks, formally with Instaff for 17 years, are owners of NGF Insurance Agency.

2601 W. 2nd Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 874-4NGF (4643)

Copy Center

& Supplies

Owner: Ric Pallanich

How long owned: 34 years

How many employees: 8

Copy Center & Supplies finds and provides services that are not readily available to people in Corsicana. It can get hard to find items, has low minimums and can do large, high volume jobs of all kinds.

112 S. Beaton

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-6657

Gibson Home Center

Owner: Donald Gibson

How long owned: 29 years by family

How many employees: 1

Gibson Home Center was started in 1984 by Virgil and Don Gibson as a Curtis Mathes franchise, selling home entertainment electronics. It later expanded into appliances, then added computers.

The business is active as a retail store, but does rent-to-own also. Purchases may be cash, credit/debit card and some in-store financing.

Gibson does a lot of business with repeat customers who are like part of the family. It shares in their ups and downs, rejoices with the good and extends love when times are not so good.

Gibson is pleased to say it has been serving “friends and neighbors” for 29 years.

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