GENESEO – Local businessman and jack of all trades Corrin Strong has officially relocated his printing and copying business back to Main Street, and intends to gain visibility and fill local needs after the departure of Staples from the Genesee Valley Plaza.
Strong, 64, has been operating his printing and copy business out of his home in Geneseo since moving off Main Street in 2009, after he closed up shop at his former print product, the Lake and Valley Clarion, in 2007, which he ran since Bob Savage left it in 1989.
“I have always been attracted to small businesses, it’s a labor of love,” said Strong. “Moving to Main Street is an exercise in gaining more visibility. I have several regular customers, but now with Staples closing I just had to get on Main Street as soon as possible to let people know I’m here.”
Strong added that the long-term plan is to keep Genesee Graphics in a smaller office at 61 Main, but for the next few weeks will occupy the window front, formerly Frugal Fashionista.
Strong says his most popular items are business cards, full color flyers,brochures, and carbonless forms, but that he has also carved out a niche in political printing for local candidates.
“We did most of the printing for the campaign of Sheriff Tom Dougherty in 2013 and expect to be in the middle of the 2015 Livingston County Court Judge race. Having been an unsuccessful candidate for a number of offices myself, I’ve learned what not to do,” joked Strong. “I’ve found that politics is a lot more fun when you can stay behind the scenes.”
Outside sales help will be provided by Strong’s partner, Ellen Kampner. Together, they also operate Free Soil Farm, the Garden Suite Bed & Breakfast, and the Genesee Volley Tennis & Croquet Club, all in Geneseo.
PHOTO CAPTION: Partners Ellen Kampner and Corrin Strong looks forward to serving your print and copy needs at their new location at 61 Main Street in the Village of Geneseo. (Photo provided by Corrin Strong)