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Vernon recognizes employees for years of service

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 11:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 11:54 a.m. CST
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Pictured (from left) are Rick Vernon, Robin Stoner, Mary Brown, Mercy Meador, Bill Vernon, Kay Lepley, Wanda Shipley, Eloise Froah, Janie Hills and Chris Vernon.

Nine employees were recently inducted in The Vernon Company’s 25, 35, 40 and 45 Year Clubs. The nine new club members have 315 years of combined dedicated service to the company.

At the club induction, new members were honored with a gift of their choice from the company’s gift and awards merchandise program. Each person’s name also has been added to a dedication plaque that is prominently displayed to honor employees for their career milestones.

New members of Vernon’s 25 Year Club include: Charlene Ackerman and Robin Stoner

New members of Vernon’s 35 Year Club include: Mercy Meador, Mary Brown, Rick Vernon and Janie Hills

New members of Vernon’s 40 Year Club include: Kay Lepley and Eloise Froah

New member of Vernon’s 45 Year Club: Wanda Shipley

Currently, there are 40 Vernon employees that have achieved the 25-year milestone with The Vernon Company. When combined with individuals who have retired from the company that number jumps to 118 employees with careers spanning 25 years or more.

The years-of-service clubs were started in 1971 by William F. Vernon, Sr. to honor Vernon employees for outstanding careers and dedication to the company.

The Vernon Company, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, manufactures and markets promotional products designed to help other businesses increase sales and improve profits. The company has more than 30,000 customers, served by 265 account executives and sales managers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and 190 administrative and production employees in its Newton headquarters and two sign graphics manufacturing subsidiaries based in Missouri and New Jersey.