Hand Pickin Emporium
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Bob Pratt and Barbara Velasco – Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group
4155 Rocklin Road
Answers by Barbara Velasco
Describe your business. Hand
Pickin LLC is a family-owned business. Our brick-and-mortar store is
Hand Pickin Emporium, an antique, vintage and upcycle mall featuring
over 35 spaces filled with unique home décor and collectibles. Every
fourth Sunday of the month we have an outdoor picker’s market in our
parking lot that accommodates 20-70 different dealers and vendors. We
also offer estate sale services around Sacramento and Placer County.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer? We
are very involved in Rocklin and the surrounding area; we live and buy
local. When we decided to expand, we wanted to stay in Rocklin and chose
our location knowing that we wanted to help those in the area. Our
customers are our family. We even have “wish lists” to help people find
what they’re looking for.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of? My children.
Who is your role model in business or in life, and why? My mother—I was raised to explore the world and always be curious.
Where do you go when the going gets tough? I try to keep the faith that everything will work out, and it usually does.
What’s your hidden talent? I’m a trivia queen.
What’s your biggest job perk? Treasure hunting.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why? Frida Kahlo—she lived life to its fullest and created beauty with her art.
And finally, customer service is…? My motto. I know I am nothing without my customer.
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