The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local Business

March 23, 2013

Business Profile: Golden Threads of Elwood has new owners

Name of business: Golden Threads of Elwood

Location: 516 North Anderson St., Elwood

Owners: Brian and Tammy Harris

Opened: October 2012

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends by appointment.

Employees: Three, counting the Harrises

Services: Customizing, including embroidery, outdoor signs, banners, license plates, picture collages, etc.

In the owners’ words: Brain and Tammy Harris wear many hats.

Among others, there’s a fireman’s helmet, personal trainers’ sweatbands and a few Elwood High School swim coach caps. Now, they’re adding one more — this time, with custom embroidery.

In October, the Harrises took over Golden Threads of Elwood, 516 N. Anderson St., offering customizing for anything and everything, including banners, vinyl signs, clothing, picture collages, license plates and more.

“If you want it customized,” Brian said, “odds are we can do it.”

Neither Harris had any history with customizing, so “everyday is a learning experience,” he said. But they seem to have a knack for it.

Recently, the store designed Elwood’s new city logo, a fusion of old and new that’s now emblazoned on the flag flying over Elwood City Hall. It’s also on some T-shirts, sweaters and other merchandise used by Mayor Ron Arnold and other city employees.

“It was really a team effort,” he said. “But it’s an honor to be involved.”

That team effort includes employee Kathy Gillam, and her computer guru husband, Mark. "None of this would have been possible without them," Brian said.

Elwood is a tightly-knit community, he said, adding he hopes the store will encourage “locals to buy locally.”

“It’s a challenge,” he said. “There are a lot of businesses that do what we do. We have to keep our prices competitive.”

They’re also adding new products — such as some from 511, Holloway, SanMar and Tri-Mountain — “to offer more choices for our customers,” he said.

Through and through, Golden Threads is a family business, owned by husband-and-wife team Brian and Tammy Harris and sometimes staffed by their six kids. That’s an added perk, Brian said.

“We (he and Tammy) do everything together,” he said, adding they are both also personal trainers at the YMCA and give swimming lessons. “We like it that way.”

Text Only
Local Business
  • Senior housing project advances If all the pieces fall into place within the next two weeks, construction on a new senior housing development could begin this fall.

    July 30, 2014

  • Roundabout bids higher than expected Bids for a planned facelift of the gateway into Anderson from Interstate 69 at Scatterfield Road came in considerably higher than the engineer’s estimate for the project.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0729 - Senior Falls Aging safely in the comfort of her home Marilyn Moneyhun said being totally reliant on others is difficult. "Losing your independence is a shock to your system," Moneyhun, 84, said. "You are not in control anymore."

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0728 - business expansion CB Fabricating makes $2 million investment

    A local business founded in 2006 has invested $2 million in new equipment and a building expansion.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charo Boyd: 'My Social Security' simplifies your life So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end. In addition, to complicate things just a little more, there’s another event you need to add to your list — National Simplify Your Life week.

    July 28, 2014

  • nws - hb0725 - colts - jc - 4.jpg Colts camp's impact: pricey or priceless?

    Football fever is here and the city is flooded with fans eager to catch a glimpse of a favorite player. But officials say they are unclear what kind of economic impact the Indianapolis Colts training camp has on the area.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ - HB0727 - Skill gap 2 Seeking a solution today, not tomorrow Tina Warner-Morton says she wants to open her own healthcare business because it is too difficult to work for an employer with unclear employee expectations.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ - HB0727 - Cathy Cupboard Biz Profile Business Profile: Cathy's Cupboard focuses on customer satisfaction Cathy McPhearson opened her first storefront in June, but this is not her first venture into business. “I have always wanted to have my own business,” she said. “The problem was finding what people like, but everyone seems to like candles.”

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital named Level III trauma center The Trauma Center at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons.

    July 26, 2014

  • Clark, Big Joe mug 'Big Joe' Clark: Beat the market or meet your goals? True or not, my experience tells me that goals – especially when written down – undoubtedly serve as catalysts for success. However, danger arises when a goal does not properly focus on the long term result you expect.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide