VDTA•SDTA honors Aloha Sewing & Vacuum and Fabric Too as the August Independent Dealer of the Month. Located in Beaverton, Oregon, Aloha Sewing & Vacuum has been serving customers in the Portland area since 1977. Current owners Kimberly and Joel Turner purchased the store in 2011, and it proudly stands as a second-generation family-run business with a staff of five outstanding employees.
As part of their mission statement, Aloha Sewing & Vacuum pledges “to provide customers with a personalized shopping experience for high-quality embroidery and sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, fabrics, notions, furniture, and more.” The brands they carry include Brother and Elna on the sewing side and for vacuums, Riccar, Royal, Sanitaire, Maytag, SEBO, and Oreck – plus Miele for which Aloha is an authorized internet dealer. Anita Goodesign products are also a popular staple along with fabric.
Should any sewing machine or vacuum cleaner need repair, Aloha offers full-service for most machine makes and models. Customers are ensured a free diagnosis and estimate, and as the store carries a variety of parts, they get back to their crafting and cleaning routine in no time.
Store events at Aloha are listed on their website with regular – and NEW – classes being added all the time. The Aloha Sewing Club meets once or twice a month at no cost and showcases new project ideas, products, and techniques in embroidery, sewing, and quilting. This summer, Aloha will also host several Kimberbell Events and Brother PE Design digitizing and embroidery classes.
To spread the word of these fun classes and other sales, Aloha has built a strong presence on social media, especially Facebook. They keep customers up-to-date and in their store by promoting exclusive sales, hands-on demonstrations – most recently by Westalee Rulers, – and invitations for special occasions. In fact, on July 22nd Aloha celebrated its “Sweet 16” birthday and hosted a party for customers with cake, refreshments, discounts, and giveaways on select purchases.
Owners Kimberly and Joel have made a commitment to their community in Beaverton and to the industry. Aloha Sewing & Vacuum has been a member of the VDTA since 2002, and staff attend the VDTA annual convention every year. Closer to home, Aloha participates in functions to benefit local youth, including Toy Drives during holidays.
The folks at Aloha Sewing & Vacuum and Fabric Too can be contacted by phone, email, or by visiting their website at www.alohavacnsew.com.
Congratulations to Kimberly, Joel and the staff at Aloha Sewing & Vacuum and Fabric Too on being named the 2017 August Dealer of the Month!
Reprinted from Floor Care & Central Vac Professional & SQE Professional, August 2017