Business of the Quarter
Elma Chamber of Commerce Presents Les Schwab Tire Center Business of the Quarter Award
The Elma Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors presented the Business of the Quarter Award, for the second quarter of 2017, to Kres Brown, Manager of Les Schwab Tire Center of Elma. Board members and chamber staff presented the plaque to Kres at the Elma Chamber General Membership meeting, held June 14 at Elma Grange.
Les Schwab Tire Center of Elma was presented the award based on enhancement to Elma and support of the business community. Since the company was founded more than 60 years ago, there have been several Les Schwab store designs. Kres said “with each evolution we set out to improve our crews’ ability to deliver the world class customer service our customers have come to count on. The Elma store had a complete remodel done in 2004. Most recently, we updated all of our furniture to provide an even more comfortable customer experience”.
Les Schwab was founded more than 60 years ago, and the Elma location opened in July 1997. There are currently 9 employees. Additional employees are hired based on customer needs.
According to Kres Brown, Manager, “Giving back to the community is at the heart of Les Schwab. Our founder, Les Schwab, believed in supporting the communities where his employees live and work. We carry on that tradition today as local stores sponsor organizations and events that reflect the community’s interest. Les Schwab is proud to sponsor: Elma High School booster clubs, Elma Chamber of Commerce, Grays Harbor County Fair 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Auction, Heat on the Street Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Indoor Pro Rodeo, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and Washington State High School Rodeo Association saddle sponsor