Thursday, January 20, 2022

New business gives family a chance to be creative

Janice Ayerson has a degree in commercial art but never had a chance to practice her profession. Instead, she has been in charge of the finances at Taray International Corporation, a worldwide export distribution company owned by Janice and her husband Tarik, for all of the 31 years of the company’s existence.

Now Janice finally has an opportunity to express her creative side: Taking advantage of an opportunity to purchase an existing business due to the owner’s retirement, the Ayasuns are now in the embroidery business.

Janice recently opened “Sunshine Stitchers” at 1106 ½North Collier Boulevard, at the Chamber of Commerce Plaza. The well-lit, well stocked and tastefully decorated shop features two Tajima commercial automatic embroidery machines, heat transfer equipment, and other special tools of the trade.

The Ayasun family moved to Marco Island in 1986. They have been living and working on Marco Island since they arrived from Allendale, New Jersey where they lived for about 13 years. Daughter-in-law Stephanie works with Janice at Sunshine Stitchers and is in charge of outside sales. Son Jerol is in charge of the state-of-the art computer software used in the shop and is designing the Stitchers’ website. This venture is truly a family affair!

Sunshine Stitchers will ship orders anywhere in the USA or the world. Their focus will be to serve Marco businesses and Marco residents first. On all orders received from local schools and other non-profit organizations, a pre-agreed portion of the total sales price will be donated back to the same organization as a charitable donation.

The store carries items for special occasions, such as weddings, births, baptisms, and family reunions, as well aspersonalized apparel and promotional products. Crystal and acrylic awards and incentives are available for businesses, schools, and organizations.

Sunshine Stitchers is a member of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and offers a 10% discount to MICA members who present their discount cards.

Free pick-up and delivery of orders is only a small part of the many services offered by the Sunshine Stitchers.

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