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Knowledge and experience. That’s what my clients and real estate agent partners know me for. I’ve been working in the banking industry most of my life. After several years working in the mortgage industry, I decided to get my Real Estate license to help see the whole picture on behalf of my clients. In 2006, I received my license which cemented the trust and respect of my industry partners. My goal is always a smooth closing for all parties; buyers, sellers and agents. Happy customers are very important to me.
I grew up in Ripon and have lived in Gustine now for 30 years. I’m a local with local knowledge and local experience. I take a 24/7 approach on behalf of my clients; financing a home is a big step and I want to be available for questions when they or my agent partners need me. I look forward to having you as one of my referring partners.
By Sharon Silva
One of Los Banos prominent downtown business establishments is The Country Duck, located at 927 6th Street. Penny Glick is the owner of the business that specializes in repurposing furniture, boutique gifts, homeware, gourmet cooking, and food products, amongst other unique merchandise and received 2019 Reader’s Choice award-winning furniture store.,
The Country Duck’s doors on June 1st, 2009. When asked what inspired her to open the Country Duck, and her responses is, “Truly, it was to keep busy and keep me moving. Once retired from the County, I needed something to do. Working at staging homes and working at a gift shop, inspired me to open The Country Duck store.
The Country Duck specializes in taking outdated furniture and turning them into showstoppers, as well showcasing a wide variety of unique items that customers cannot get anywhere else. Penny is very diverse and works on commissions for clients and sells furniture projects created at the store.
Penny is grateful to have local customers base who have helped her store thrive over the past 10 years. But she also has a customer’s base that travels from LA and the San Francisco Bay Area for furniture items.
Penny was born and raised in Los Banos, CA, and she is always looking for ways to make Los Banos a great place to come and shop. She is all about making downtown safe, fun and thriving as a community.
She is an active member of the Los Banos Downtown Association Board of Directors, and this year as Treasure. She used her talents to serve as Co-Chair of the Farm to Table Event which is one of top event in Los Banos. The work doesn’t just stop at the store, Penny has been spearheading many other downtown shopping events for years.
The Country Duck celebrated its 11th Christmas season this year in the downtown. The store is known for its window displays that bring back the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past grabbing the attention of all who pass by. The windows are one of the major attractions in the downtown but inside the store it is like a winter wonderland. Penny shares her talents and décor with other business for their window displays. If you have not been to the Country Duck during the Christmas season, you have been truly missing out.
When asked what inspires Penny and the Country Duck’s love for Christmas, she replied, “It’s all about tradition. I wanted to keep my father’s tradition alive. In 1972, my father began a Christmas tradition of displaying Christmas lights in Los Banos on over 1½ acres of land.”
The Country Duck also offers great gifts for the seasons throughout the year, with brands such as Jelly Cat, Ginger Snaps, and Raz Products. Penny and The Country Duck are also known for beautifully designed gift baskets, filled with gourmet food products and anything that you may want to be wrapped. if you are looking for something for Christmas, or just need some quality pancake mix for the weekend, make sure to stop in and say hello to Penny at The Country Duck.