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LONG TIME LOCAL COPIES ETC PRODUCTION MANAGER MARY KAY DAHLGREN TO RETIRE JANUARY 31st

LONG TIME LOCAL COPIES ETC PRODUCTION MANAGER MARY KAY DAHLGREN TO RETIRE JANUARY 31st
 
After more than 20 years printing for the Central Coast, Mary Kay Dahlgren is hanging up her apron.
 
A lifelong resident of the Santa Maria Valley, Mary Kay began her printing career at Local Copies Etc in the fall of 2002, just a few years after the popular local print shop had opened. Former General Manager Sandy Stewart hired Dahlgren after she had retired from teaching Dental Assisting at Allan Hancock College. Little did she know at the time that she was leaving one career to begin another. 
 
During her two decades with Local Copies Etc, Mary Kay has seen dramatic changes in printing. “When I first started working here, we dealt with paper originals that people brought to us in person. Now, the vast majority of our projects come to us electronically, via email or our website. Still, the personal touch we provide at Local Copies Etc is what brings our customers back time and again. I’ll miss each and every one of our clients.”
 
“Mary Kay has been a huge part of the Local Copies Etc team for a long time and she will be missed,” says current General Manager James Jepsen. “She’s earned a well-deserved break and we wish her all the best as she begins the next chapter in her life." 
 
“It’s time,” Dahlgren says wistfully. "While Local Copies Etc has given me a very rewarding career, and our clients have long been my extended family, I’m ready to move on to be closer to my kids in Southern California.”
 
Dahlgren’s last day will be January 31st. The shop will host an “drop-in" reception with light refreshments served Tuesday, January 31st from 11AM-2PM. Everyone’s welcome to drop by, reminisce and wish her well. 
 
Local Copies Etc is located at 1500 South Broadway in Santa Maria. The phone number is 805-928-5776 and website is www.localcopies.com
 
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Photo: Mary Kay Dahlgren photo from 2005
 
For information
Contact James Jepsen, General Manager 
805-928-5776 
james@localcopies.com

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