For the very first time on a cold, rainy day. I am amazed at how long ago that was. As we begin our 19th year of business, I look back and think to myself, Wow, what a ride its been! I was a lot younger then and have learned a great deal since those early days. Im proud of the people that make up our Country Roads family today. They bring with them professionalism, quality merchandise and great talent when it comes to display. While some stores are interested in just filling their spaces, at Country Roads we carefully choose employees who understand what is important to not only keep our business successful but who also grasp the importance of quality merchandise, displays and customer service! And none of that would matter if we didnt have you-our faithful customers-to shop with us. Thank you!
As we begin this new year of ours, I am happy to let you know about our new webpage. Ive had so many things relating to Country Roads that have been scattered all over the place, so it will be nice to have everything finally grouped together in one place. A very big addition to Country Roads is our brand new Online Store for all of our customers who have said they wished they lived closer to us and wanted to know if we ship. As you look at the site, please know that Im working hard to get merchandise posted and keep it up to date. Also, this year, in memory of Joanie Smith, our own Tita Smiths mom, Country Roads will continue to support the Orange YWCA in collecting gently-used purses filled with stuff you carry in your own purse for My Sister Joanies Purse Project. It is a beautiful project that Joanie started many years ago and heartwarming to see the project continued today thanks to the Orange YWCA. Please know that you can drop purses off at any time during the year to us here at Country Roads. And one more little group we are continuing to help out is the Long Beach SPCA. This year we will be selling our Because Nice Matters bumper stickers for $1, which will be donated to the SPCA to help our furry friends.
Again, thank you all for everything positive you bring to Country Roads! Your nice comments, your sweet words and just your smiles make all of our jobs a pleasure. Thank you and happy New Year to each and every one of you!
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Published in the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of the Old Towne Orange Plaza Review
Written by Sue Jackson
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