In 2003, the late Nancey Schofield asked Debra Searle if she would like to take over the running of the Cooma Trophy and Gift Centre.
Debra jumped at the opportunity to continue her retailing career after 18 years running Greg's Snack bar with her husband, now house painter, Greg.
Ten fruitful years later and Deb is planning her next decade in this unique business.
As well as a revamp of the premises in Vale Street (at the corner of Commissioner Street, opposite the Library), Deb is undertaking a new marketing direction by using her up-to-date web selling site.
This site supports an ever-growing aspect to the business - small signs, compliance plates, memorial plaques, electrical tags, name badges, pet tags - you name it, we engrave it, and it's yours forever.
With state-of-the-art laser marking, sublimation operated by master engraver Jack Searle, CT&GC can design, create and dispatch their products nationwide.
At the heart of CT&GC remains Deb's range of quality gifts for any occasion; trophies for all sports and activities; awards for all achievements.
So after 10 short years Debra invites you all to see what a truly local business has for everyone.
Make it yours - engrave it here.