Dollar General manager to receive award
By Brian Sweeney
The manager of the Dollar General in Margaretville has earned a prestigious award from the parent company.
Linda Ballard of Fleischmanns was notified in April that she is one of 55 store managers (out of 10,000) nationwide who will receive a Chairman’s Circle Award, the highest honor bestowed by the company. Mrs. Ballard will be presented with the award at a May 17 ceremony in Nashville, TN.
The Margaretville store manager said the award winners are selected based on their record of hard work, dedication, community service and overall operations of the store.
Mrs. Ballard has managed the Margaretville Dollar General since it opened in October 2009. The award recipient said she’s thrilled with her selection as a Chairman’s Circle Award winner.
“I was taken completely by surprise,” she remarked.
After 13 years of commuting to a job in Kingston at a “big box” store, Mrs. Ballard said she was happy to have the opportunity to become the Dollar General manager.