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Kelly Smith and Frames Move to Billmeier Camera Shop

August 29, 2012

Kelly Smith and Frames Move to Billmeier Camera Shop

FENTON, MI – Kelly Smith came up with the idea to sell the framing business and Terry at Billmeier Camera, in addition to many others, offered to buy it – but only if Kelly Smith came with it!

“We are really excited about it. We wanted to start a framing business about five years ago when we brought in the lab,” said Amanda, one of the great team members at Billmeier Camera. Terry Green, the owner concurred, “Yes, but the start up costs for a fully stocked framing department- wow – starting from scratch is huge! So, we began working together with Kelly, exchanging referrals between the two stores depending on what the customer needed.” “Right,” said Amanda, “This move should be really comfortable because we have been partnering with Kelly for a long time and we already have a great relationship!”

For Kelly, this move to Billmeier Camera on the corner of Caroline and Leroy, will allow her to stay somewhat close to the artists in Fenton, which is one of her passions. It’s a win-win for both Kelly and Terry. Terry’s business is a hub of activity and offers photography, and ‘all things camera’ along with print service for artists – not to mention, Crust, the bakery, is right across the street!

Kelly, an artist herself, and experienced in framing since 1979, has seen precision technology improve in the industry over the years.

Framing today isn’t what it was in the ‘80s or early ‘90s. No, it’s a whole lot better! “Today archival materials prevent yellowing and early aging. Mat boards used to bleed color and dry out. Now they go through a bleaching process, are acid free and have been treated with preservation chemicals to retard aging and stay fresh for a lifetime.” Kelly said, “Today we use conservation glass, which keeps your precious art from fading.”

Terry, Kelly, Amanda and the whole team have a lot of fun in store for Fenton. Kelly will be on site and ready for business at the end of the first week in September. In fact, there are already orders in place for her. Her expertise is in high demand!

Terry has a photo contest in progress where one artist wins a free print each month. At the end of 6 months, those winners compete for the grand prize! Then the fun starts all over again! Check out Billmeier on Facebook for details. www.facebook.com/BillmeierCameraShop or visit the store at 100 South Leroy, Fenton Michigan.
Kelly Smith and Frames Move to Billmeier Camera Shop
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