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They Go Long at Long's

Relationships Build Lasting Customers

 

Last updated 5/22/2019 at 12:12pm

Drew Truitt

Maria Garcia, 18-year employee of Long's Dry Cleaners

A familiar face at Long's Dry Cleaners, a virtual Lake Wales landmark, is counter attendant Maria Garcia.

Back in 2001 Garcia was walking along Central Avenue when she happened upon owner Jim Brow standing inside the door at his dry cleaning business. After a brief conversation she was instructed to return the next day at 9:30 a.m.

Assuming she was meeting Brow for a follow-up interview, Garcia was pleasantly surprised to find she was hired and would begin her new job right then.

Eighteen years has passed since that chance meeting. Garcia's two sons now are grown (both are in their mid-to l...



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