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The 'heart' of Macy's cosmetics counter retires

Inell Quimby, 88, has worked for John A. Brown, Dillard's, Rothschild's and Foley's.
by Jennifer Palmer Published: October 4, 2012

Quimby has been a top seller for years, reaching President's Club status, and regularly set sales goals to match full-time workers, even though she worked part time, Brainard added. The commission-based sales job kept her competitive.

Quimby started out in the credit department of John A. Brown in 1966; she then went to Dillard's and actually tried to retire in 1979. But a manager from Rothschild's called and she was back at it again. She also worked for Foley's department store, which was acquired by Macy's in 2005.

“She's the heart of our department,” Brainard gushed. “She's really and truly one of those special people you don't find very often.”

by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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