Some notes on my positive interactions with two local business:

Jacks Art Gallery - I had two small pieces framed there recently and both turned out wonderfully. The staff were very helpful in helping me pick a solution that would make the pieces really pop out. They even were nice enough to give me hanging hardware and wall bumpers. I definitely recommend them for fairly inexpensive, quality framing work.

Tiecrafters - Realizing I had become out of fashion, I brought both my ties to Tiecrafters to have narrowed into a cool, hip, new tie. The ties came out exactly as I wanted them. The gentleman with whom I dealt was extremely kind and accommodating in helping me pick out a size. Everyone I know has used them, and everyone I know who has used them loves them. Highly recommended.