Bob Noterman

Fred and Jamie Ernst, married proprietors of Quick as a Flash in Vacaville, Calif., are by no means resistant to change, they’re just really honest about how tough it can be. “Learning digital technology hasn’t been easy for me,” says Fred. “I mean, it took me a year to learn how to use an ATM.” Don’t let his modesty fool you, though. Fred Ernst has, through remodeling, retooling, and business savvy, been the only one of six photo specialty retailers to stay open in Sonalo County, a Bay-area suburb, since the digital transition. Not only has their business survived, Fred and Jamie have recently

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