Lea’s Hallmark Is Another Locally Owned Business In The Watertown Mall
Missy Ahlers grew up in the Hallmark business. Her mom also owned and managed a Hallmark store for 40 years. Missy opened her Lea’s Hallmark store in the Watertown Mall in 2006 with the idea it would be there for just a couple of months during the Christmas season. She says fast forward to 2017 and she’s still there. She was five when began going to the store with her mom. Missy said her mom put her to work learning the business.
The next big date ahead is graduation, says Missy. She says Hallmark does a great job providing affordable cards for that occasion.
They also sell garden flags in all sizes, covering all seasons. And they have American flags. Hallmark has also returned to selling puzzles. You can even find cheese ball and beer bread mixes along with other treats in the store. We asked her why she thought it was important to be a locally owned business.
Missy Ahlers with Lea’s Hallmark Store in the Watertown Mall.