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Mollie Shanly, right, is surprised at work to learn that she won the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce's Customer Service Star Award. Photo by Jeff Eason



Originally published: 2014-07-16 17:00:54
Last modified: 2014-07-16 17:01:36

Mollie Shanly receives Customer Service Star Award

By Jeff Eason

About 30 of Mollie Shanly’s closest friends and family really know how to keep a secret.

Shanly, an employee at Blowing Rock Produce and Provisions in Blowing Rock, was completely surprised to learn that she had won the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Customer Service Star Award. The presentation of the award on Wednesday, July 16, was followed by a surprise party at the store attended by Shanly’s mother and father, Betty and Lewis Upchurch, and more than two dozen friends who were “in the know.”

Shanly received the award for customer service “above and beyond” normal. The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce regularly awards the Customer Service Star Award based on nominations from customers or employers.

According to chamber executive director Charles Hardin, an anonymous Produce and Provisions customer nominated Shanly online.

“I just try to come into work with a smile on my face and help people as much as I can,” said Shanly. “Working with a lot of tourists, it is helpful for them if I have a lot of information about Blowing Rock and about the farms and other places where we get our products. I really love working here.”

Blowing Rock Produce and Provisions is a local foods and health foods market that specializes in connecting the Local farmers, growers and producers in the community. It stocks fresh fish, meat, vegetables, baked goods, sauces, prepared items, beer, wine and other items. It is located on Valley Boulevard next to Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant.

For more information, call (828) 295-3550.

 
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