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“Minnie Day” Minnie Leibee Retirement Party
Minnie officially worked her last day on August 30, 2017. We are happy to announce that you will have your chance to wish her the best of luck in her retirement on Saturday, September 23, 2017. We are going to be having refreshments all day, and Minnie will be here to meet and greet. She is celebrating an end to her 38 year long career here with us at Thomas Sewing Center.
It is hard to quantify everything that Minnie has meant to Thomas Sewing Center because she has been so instrumental in getting us to where we are today. You name it, Minnie did it during her tenure. As a founding employee of the store in Ashland, KY on 16th Street, she began working for her older brother Ronald in March 1979 as a sales person. Ronald had just began to get the business off the ground, and he was recruiting members of the family to assist in different aspects of the business. He found a sales person in his youngest sibling, Minnie, and he found a machine repairman in his son, Richard. Richard and Minnie joined him at the same time, neither knowing how the job was going to change their life. Since that day, Minnie has been giving the business her all. In 1989, Ronald made the decision to retire, selling the business to Richard and Minnie. It was in her new role that Minnie truly flourished. She became the heart and soul of all business operations; with a memory like a steel trap, tenacity to succeed, and the passion for treating customers right, she really found her calling in life. From 1989 all the way to 2012, when she entered semi-retirement, she served in this capacity. When she handed off her responsibility to Tyler, she stayed around and served as a salesperson and helped us keep things ironed out. Now that she feels that it is time to throw in the proverbial towel, and head to full blown retirement, we want to wish her the happiest years of her life. Please join us for our celebration of Minnie’s working career at Thomas Sewing Center. We look forward to seeing each of you!
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