WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE SUPPORT & SUCCESS OF OUR FRANCHISEES
When you have a promotional idea and need it put to paper visually, Shari can help you out. As our graphic designer, she is an essential team member of the marketing department in creating elements for the stores to use in promoting their business to their customers.
Fashion Fact: Though Shari would live in her flip flops all year round, according to her teenage daughter, she rocks "the Mom skinny jeans.”
Employed with us for: 1 year
Keeping our "ship" sailing, Scott makes sure we are on the right course with the latest technology and tools in tech support, communications, marketing and training.
Fashion Fact: Favorite color is orange, belt should match the shoes.
Employed with us for: 27 years
As Office Manager, Gretchen keeps the office running smoothly with shipping, supplies, calendar maintenance and facilities. She assists the Operations Department with monthly reports and gentle reminders to all. She is also the Distribution Manager for 3Strands and as such handles customer service and order fulfillment.
Fashion Fact: Gretchen LOVES handbags and has been known to change bags even twice a week!
Employed with us for: 15 years
Ken is our leader who is motivated by helping others, meeting the needs of our staff, franchisees, customers and communities. Ken is our dreamer of great dreams and continual cheerleader as he understands the strength that comes in numbers, drawing us together to make positive distinctions in our lives.
Fashion Fact: If Ken likes something….we don’t order it. If he doesn’t like something, we order a ton of it!
Employed with us for: 26 years
Melinda has many years of retail experience spanning operations, buying, training and merchandising. She works closely with new franchisees from the beginning of their new store process and building their dream store to continuing to find "best practices" in all aspects of their business.
Fashion Fact: Melinda has a Denim Addiction, owning 100+ pairs at any given moment.
Employed with us for:14 Years
Terry manages our franchise development department looking for new Franchisees!
Fashion Fact: Terry pretty much only wears Khaki pants, because “they go with everything”.
Employed with us for: 19 years
With many years in the retail industry and a degree in Fashion Merchandising, Ellen is passionate about helping franchisees develop their stores from a blank slate to their Boutique vision. Ellen is able to set the scene from opening day and with her first hand experience as a boutique owner she helps keep store owners on track to reach their goals of operating a successful business.
Fashion Fact: Ellen’s passion for fashion translates to home. She is a reclaimed fanatic who repurposes items to create new pieces.
Employed with us for: 5 months
Maryann’s is the first contact of support for New Stores Owners. She will help with all aspects to get the store open: weekly calls, all training and store set up. She is there to answer any question or to get the answer for you.
Fashion Fact: Maryann is a classic. If it is navy blue with gold buttons, she will wear it.
Employed with us for: 19 years
Crystal keeps count of everything in our business. Her attention to detail and payment deadlines are her specialty, you could say she is the ultimate bean counter.
Employed with us for: 17 years
For a high performance POS system, there is no better company to provide the software & tech support headed by Scott Maher. Easy to use with powerful and custom online reporting, POSIM helps provide our stores with the reliable tools we expect for our franchise system and employees.
Providing Services for: 25 years
By providing the best in quality franchisee/employee training and business consulting, Vaughn and his group have been an exemplary resource in identifying and developing each store's potential. From a personal account portal, Cambeo provides store assessments, checklists, employee surveys & reviews including a complete video and learning library.
Providing Service for: 5 years
For superior exterior branding, Apricot Lane Boutiques count on Cory and his team of signage & production professionals. They provide the precise requirements demanded by the developers of each franchise location.
Providing Service for: 7 years