Q. What products or services do you offer?
A. Marian Osborn: We started offering party supplies in 2007 and have continued to grow our inventory ever since.
We have balloons; greeting cards; theme party items, such as luau and Mardi Gras; bridal and wedding items; bachelorette and over-the-hill gag gifts; and large counts of plasticware.
We offer movies for rent and for sale. We transfer home videos to DVD, and we also offer disc scratch removal for all forms of discs such as CD's, DVD's and game discs.
Q. Is graduation a busy time for you?
A. Yes, graduation for Northern State University, Presentation College, Roncalli and Central has always been a very busy time for us. During the past few years, we expanded our graduation supplies. We try to carry products for all of our area schools.
Q. What's new at your place?
A. We went to a supply show in Houston and found a number of suppliers to offer new items to our customers. We continue to add more over-the-hill birthday and bachelorette items.
Q. How many employees do you have?
A. Two part-time employees.
Q. What are you most proud of?
A. Expanding our product lines in the areas our customers have requested.
Q. What makes your business unique?
A. We offer party supplies for all occasions — from baby showers to birthday parties for 100-year-olds. When helium was in short supply in 2012, we worked to expand our line of air bouquets to help people complete their parties. We have the largest balloon selection in the area, with more than 600 balloons to choose from.
Q. What's the best business advice you ever received?
A. If you don't have it in the store, you can't sell it. We have had customers make suggestions for items we should carry, and some of them have led to excellent product additions. We welcome our customers' ideas and suggestions.
Q. Anything else you want to add?
A. We really strive for great customer relations and want to be the retailer of choice for party needs. To learn more about us, you can also visit us at partysuppliesand
more.com or follow us on Facebook at Party Central.
Owner: Marian Osborn
Address: 1120 Eighth Ave. N.E.
Phone number: 605-225-4498
Hours: From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays
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