In the late 1970s local residents Jerry and Anita Gentry began a mail-order business from their home in Big Sandy and called it Annie's Attic. The business grew rapidly into a multi-million dollar enterprise, publishing magazines and catalogs for needlecraft enthusiasts. After the couple divorced in the early 1980s, Anita continued to preside over Annie's Attic, while Jerry launched a near-replicate business called The Needlecraft Shop, also in Big Sandy. By the 1990s, both businesses had been purchased in separate transactions by Dynamic Resource Group. DRG), a publishing company in Berne, Ind. DRG management moved the operations of both companies to Indiana, but before doing so established a new company,Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), on the southwest edge of Big Sandy. SFG, which handles mailing and subscription fulfillment for DRG and other clients, is now Big Sandy's and Upshur Counties largest employer.