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In Columbia County, Trumping Up Big Business

BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — A shop in Columbia County is trumping up big business because of Donald Trump’s presidential bid. DeFebo’s Graphics, Signs and Appa...
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BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP -- A shop in Columbia County is trumping up big business because of Donald Trump’s presidential bid.

DeFebo’s Graphics, Signs and Apparel in Briar Creek Township is hard to miss, with giant Trump cut-outs out front, an electronic Trump sign, and more than a dozen colorful Trump signs. It has become a Trump store, of sorts.

"It's nonstop every day. I have people saying we should advertise as a Trump store because people are coming from Dallas, from Wilkes-Barre, and they're telling their friends,” said owner Brian DeFebo.

Folks are stopping for selfies and pictures with the presidential candidate.

"I saw Mr. Trump outside and I'm a big supporter and I had to stop in!" said Micheline Horvath of Harveys Lake.

Inside the business, there's a ton of Trump gear.

"We have the stand-ups. We have t-shirts, hats, bumper stickers, magnets, banners, flags," said DeFebo.

Customers have been stopping in.

"I was like we have to go check this place out!” said Michael Dennis of Berwick.

“We actually originally passed it and then we decided we had to turn around and go back,” said Alayna Harshberger of Berwick.

DeFebo says this all got started about a month ago when the Columbia County GOP requested some hats, so he made some and it took off from there."

"We did a run of 200 hats for them and they wished they had ordered 500 because they didn't last very long so that was the start of it,” said DeFebo.

DeFebo says his business has increased 40 percent because of all the Trump gear.

He says people from all over stop to get it and he's even raised some money to donate to the campaign, too.