Holly Mayshark, Quimper Mercantile’s current assistant manager, has been promoted to general manager.
Mayshark replaces Sheldon Spencer, who has served in that position since the summer of 2012, as Quimper prepared to open its doors.
“Holly has done an outstanding job as assistant manager,” said CEO Peter Quinn. “She’s been our principal buyer, influencing so much of what this unique store is all about.”
Mayshark is a longtime Port Townsend resident and downtown retail store owner. For 25 years, she owned and operated Holly’s Fine Flowers.
“I’m overjoyed to take on added responsibilities, continuing to nurture the foundation of success that Quimper has come to represent,” Mayshark said in a press release. “The Quimper Mercantile store is unique in that it is community owned and provides vital everyday shopping options in Jefferson County. Working with Sheldon and the rest of the team has been a highlight of my career.”
“In addition to being a community-owned, for-profit corporation, a key element of Quimper’s success has been a staff that includes at least three longtime business owners with loads of experience creating success in the retail environment,” Spender said in the release, adding that he enjoyed working with both Mayshark and Ron McElroy.
Quimper Mercantile is a community-owned public stock company that opened in downtown Port Townsend in late 2012.