Founded in 1976, Garnet Hill is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.(JOHN KOZIOL/Union Leader Correspondent) Garnet Hill sees good things with focus on attire, home goods By JOHN KOZIOL Union Leader Correspondent FRANCONIA Garnet Hill, which bills itself as the original natural fiber catalog, is celebrating its ruby anniversary in 2016 with the opening of a brick and mortar store, a traveling boutique and projections of double-digit increases in sales and income. Founded by Grant Dowse and Pegge Kirschner, the business, which employs 160 people in downtown Franconia and another 40 at a satellite facility in Exeter, was an answer to a need at that time for toasty warm cotton flannel bed linens, like the kind the couple found in their travels throughout Europe, but that were relatively unknown on this side of the Atlantic. Starting in an old sugar house located on the aforementioned hill on their property, Dowse and Kirschner began reselling imported textiles and soon were able to relocate to much larger digs here on Main Street. After Dowse and Kirschner were killed in a plane crash in February 1985 while attempting to land at Whitefield Regional Airport during a snowstorm, ownership of Garnet Hill was transferred to the Hamblin family, who in 1997 sold it to Cornerstone Brands. Eight years later, Cornerstone was purchased by the Home Shopping Network, where its division within HSN comprises Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Chasing Fireflies, Frontgate, Grandin Road, Improvements and TravelSmith. Claire Spofford, who has led Garnet Hill for almost three years, sees nothing but good things ahead for the company and the brand, which she described as premium, but accessible. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Spofford earned an MBA from Babson College but really grew up as a marketing executive with the Timberland Co., where she worked for a decade before moving to Orchard Brands, serving as president of several of its product lines. Upon arriving at Garnet Hill, Spofford said she felt that the brand had lost some of its luster by over-promoting discounts. She cut back on the multiple offers and re-focused on providing a solid product in the very demanding world of womens and childrens attire and home goods. Womens apparel is a very large industry and a very competitive industry, Spofford said during an interview on Sept. 7, adding I count ourselves lucky every day knock on wood that we continue to grow. The growth is made possible by a great product, a great brand and a great group of people who work at Garnet Hill, she said. In a crowded marketplace, Garnet Hill has an advantage over competitors in that the heritage of the brand is here in Sugar Hill and Franconia, and doesnt have to be artificially created.
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Employment 101- Creating A Great Work Environment
You may find it challenging to be hired into a position that is the best fit for you. Are you better working on your own or in a group? You must know these things before taking on the job. The following article will help you learn what sort of job is good for you.
Consult people that you know to help you with your job search. Ask your friends and relations if they know of work that would suit you. If so, ask for an introduction to the employer. Some folks forgo this step, but you shouldn’t be one of them. Recommendations are not taken lightly by employers.
Even if the job you’re applying for is a casual one, show the interview and employer respect by dressing impressively and professionally. Even if the position only requires casual dress, you will make more of an initial impression if you look professional during the interview process.
Providing additional amenities may be a way to entice better employees. Lots of the best companies provide amenities like gyms, restaurants, etc. This helps recruit people for these locations. This will give you a greater pool of potential candidates to select from.
It is vital that you dress appropriately when you are interviewing for a job. Be certain you choose appropriate clothing and remember to pay attention to hair and nails. Understand that your appearance makes a tremendous impact on how employers view you; therefore, it’s vital that their first impression of you is great.
Give your cellphone number to employers rather than a landline number. This way, you’ll be able to take their calls at any time. This allows you to bring your phone with you anywhere you need to go.
Try to communicate more frequently with an employer when you are new to a job. You need to build communication with them from day one. Report to your boss even more than normal. Your employer will be thankful for the information and provide guidance and support.
Have a regular schedule at work. Lots of employers prefer to have predictability. They will trust you a lot more when they are aware of what to expect from you. You need to work the same work hours as well as the same lunch hour each day. If you have to make an adjustment, let your boss know as soon as possible.
Be totally honest while you are interviewing. A lie can be cross checked, and you can, in turn, not get the job. Making false claims on your resume can lead to you being very embarrassed when you are asked to perform those specific tasks and cannot do them. Focus on giving them the strengths that you have instead of making things up just to impress them.
Watch your purchases if you’re self-employed. Save your receipts, inventories and other documents to protect yourself when tax time rolls around. Organization can give you an edge in finance management.
Make sure you have researched the potential employer’s company prior to an interview. You can find information on their website and, perhaps, on social sites. You should learn all you can. Knowing these things can make you sure that you’re of interest to the company.
Take a look at your skills. You may feel that your current skills could be enhanced by taking additional classes, which may help on your job. If you can’t afford to get a degree, you don’t need to. Any additional classes can help build your skills so that you can get that job. If you want to catch up on the latest software, that’s a great class to take, too!
As you read at the start of this article, it is not necessarily easy to find a job that matches who you are as an effective employee. A correct assessment of your abilities will help you choose the best career for you. This article will help you find the job once you’ve figured it out.
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Over the course of those three days, approximately 500 employers will attend the career fair to interview thousands of students, Career Services Coordinator Megan Foster said. Foster made reservations, planned new activities for students attending the career fair and reached out to recruiters. interviewOne of those recruiters, Vincent Bond, regional manager of college relations for Macys, has come to Penn State to interview students for the past few years, and will attend next weeks career fair. Bond said he led workshops the week prior to the career fair for students who wanted the extra preparation. Representatives from other employers in attendance next week include Pepsi, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, PetSmart and Aldi. The full list of employers attending the career fair is available on Career Services website.
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