30 Years

30 years ago – more than half my life – I sat getting ready to go to work. To go to the dance studio where I’d spend the day immersed in music, movement and smiling faces. As I was drying my hair the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off its pad behind...

Gelema’s Legacy

My mom taught me the retail business. She taught me about open-to-buy, how to shop a line, how to rotate inventory, how to keep it fresh, and when to mark it down. She taught me about customer service, how the customer was always right, and what to do when they...