Two Small Businesses In Clovis That Beat The Odds - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Two Small Businesses In Clovis That Beat The Odds

Posted:
CLOVIS, Calif. (KMPH) -

Seventy to eighty percent of new businesses fail in the first year according to government surveys. But there are two Old Town Clovis businesses that have survived on Pollasky Avenue for decades.

Their secret to success they say is no secret at all. They have loyal customers who believe in buying local. Old Town is in the heart of Clovis and Sassano's has been peddling western wear from head to toe for nearly 80 years. 

Its owner attributes Sassano's success to good people and a good location. "Taking care of the people who come in here. More attention to them. If you need something special ordered we take care of that. Prices are fair. We don't have giant sales we just keep the prices fair." Greg Sassano says his customers believe in buying local and adds that made in America is also important.

It's a busy Thursday night in the kitchen for Bert Libberta. He's on his way to making between 60 to 80 pizzas. His parents opened Luna's in 1969. "The secret is family owned. We take a lot of pride in our quality of stuff and return business. We have our loyal customers that keep coming in. That's the secret right there."

Bert Libberta has 38 full and part–time employees. He's quick to admit that his small business has never been on easy street. "Oh it's a definite fight to stay in business. Oh yeah it gets harder and harder. New laws and regulations by the state and government makes it really hard for a small guy."

Bert Libberta also attributes his success to his location in Old Town Clovis. He says it's still a safe place to shop day or night. A week from Saturday is Small Business Saturday.

It's a day to celebrate and support small businesses and what they do for their communities 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • U.S. Army Service Dog Returns Home, But Why In Canada?

    U.S. Army Service Dog Returns Home, But Why In Canada?

    A U.S. Army service dog will soon be headed home, back to Toronto, Canada.Poncho the pooch was traveling with one of his owners some two weeks through the valley.His owner named Michael, a decorated Army veteran from the Cold War was rushed to the Veterans hospital in Fresno after he got into a car accident with Poncho.Michael is still recovering from his injuriesBecause no one else was around to take Poncho home, police took him to the Kingsville city yard.Kingsburg Community Service Office...More >>
    A U.S. Army service dog will soon be headed home, back to Toronto, Canada.Poncho the pooch was traveling with one of his owners some two weeks through the valley.His owner named Michael, a decorated Army veteran from the Cold War was rushed to the Veterans hospital in Fresno after he got into a car accident with Poncho.Michael is still recovering from his injuriesBecause no one else was around to take Poncho home, police took him to the Kingsville city yard.Kingsburg Community Service Office...More >>
  • Graduate Inspires Others To Pursue A Better Future

    Graduate Inspires Others To Pursue A Better Future

    During a ceremony in Fresno Friday evening, 170 migrant farmworkers graduated with the GED's.
    More >>
    During a ceremony in Fresno Friday evening, 170 migrant farmworkers graduated with the GED's.

    More >>
  • Valley Drought 2014: Get Ready To Pay More For Honey

    Valley Drought 2014: Get Ready To Pay More For Honey

    If your sweet tooth craves honey, be prepared to pay a little more for a jar of the sweet treat. Honeybees aren't finding any nectar due to Valley Drought 2014.More >>
    If your sweet tooth craves honey, be prepared to pay a little more for a jar of the sweet treat. Honeybees aren't finding any nectar due to Valley Drought 2014.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.