Making a difference
Brian Scott Beverly of Shinnston, owner of Sacred Heart Christian Book Gift Shoppe in Shinnston, says he wants to make a positive difference in his hometown. Submitted photo
Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:00 pm
Updated: 7:02 pm, Sat Mar 9, 2013.
Christian book store owner finds niche by following the Golden Rule
SHINNSTON — For Brian Scott Beverly of Shinnston, opening a new business wasn’t a matter of making a buck.
Instead, he opened the Sacred Heart Christian Book Gift Shoppe because he wanted to bring a positive service to the Shinnston community.
On Tuesday, the shop celebrated its one-year anniversary.
During that time, Beverly has seen his life’s motto, the Golden Rule, come to life in the small town.
“This is how I base my life,” he said. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Beverly uses his artistic talents to help out other local businesses in Shinnston in need of promotional materials.
They often return the favor, lending a helping hand when he needs it and sending customers his way.
“I didn’t expect to be doing some of the things that I’m doing,” he said.
He has designed business cards, posters, handouts and Facebook art for other businesses.
“I enjoy interacting with the business owners around me,” Beverly said. “I want to be there as a team member.”
When the locally owned shops in Shinnston work together, they are more likely to be successful, according to Beverly.
They also enjoy watching each other succeed.
“I believe if we can help each other, it makes a stronger community,” Beverly said.
See Sunday’s edition for more details.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:00 pm.
Updated: 7:02 pm.