Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Meet the Staff of the Newly Opened UPS Store in Milan, Tennessee

As I wrote in my very first blog , I am new to Gibson County, and as I become familiar with the area, I will post about the who, what and where that is happening in Gibson County, TN.

The UPS Store opened in Milan on December 6, 2010. This franchise is owned & operated by Kevin Johnson, who was employed by UPS from November of 1985 until October of 2010.

After 25 years as a UPS employee, Kevin decided to go into business for himself. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin about 3 weeks ago, when I stopped in to ship a package that I had sold on eBay.

If you are interested in purchasing packing material, have an over sized box to send or need to make copies,
The UPS Store is your 1-stop place and offers the following services:

  • SHIPPING - Shipping options include UPS Next Day Air®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS 3-Day Select®, UPS Ground and International
  • PACKAGING - Have your items organized and expertly packed at your nearest The UPS Store location. We can even custom crate your items for shipment
  • PRINTING - Color copies, black and white copies, digital printing, offset printing for business cards and brochures, binding, laminating and other document finishing services, as well as paper and office supplies.
Kevin and his Office Manager - Teresa Williams, who also was employed by UPS for seven years, are here to simplify your shipping needs - you will be greeted with a smile when you walk through the door, and they are always happy to answer your questions, as well as provide world-class customer service.

The UPS store and Maryann Lowden, who is an experienced eBay Seller and Education Specialist trained by eBay, are partnering in a FREE Presentation which will be a mini "How to" on the Basics of becoming an eBay Seller.

Our First Presentation will take place on Tuesday,February 8th at the UPS Store 
15307 S 1st Street
Milan, TN at 7:00 P.M.


Please call Maryann Lowden at (731) 487-1123 to RSVP - due to limited space - we will limit this presentation to 10 attendees.

Looking Forward to seeing you at the UPS Store  


Friday, January 21, 2011

A Great Place to Eat Breakfast Lunch or Dinner - Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Milan, TN

Do you like to eat Breakfast for Dinner ??  Breakfast for most working people might consist of a quick cup of coffee and/or a bowl of cereal. I am not much of a breakfast eater BUT......going out for breakfast is a different story.

Maybe it's because someone else is doing the cooking LOL - it sure seems to be the case - also, going out for breakfast is a treat and for some reason I always have a healthy appetite when it comes to eating Breakfast.

I am fairly new to the area and was very pleased when Perkins Restaurant and Bakery came to town several months ago here in Milan, TN.  

I am a frequent customer at Perkins - A friend and I meet for Breakfast on a weekly basis and share "girl talk"
and current news. 

I had the pleasure of speaking with Ulysses Bolton - who is the Assistant Manager at Perkins during my vistit yesterday. According to Ulysses , Perkins officially opened on May 28, 2010 (Memorial Day Weekend) and currently has a staff of 43 employees.

I can tell you from experience that this facility is always clean, the wait staff is friendly, and most importantly, the food is delicious - adequate portions and my personal Dinner favorite is the Chicken Strips and I absolutely love the Lattes !!

The Restaurant offers Daily Specials PLUS Kids age 12 and under Eat Free all day Monday through Friday - what a deal - families can still afford to enjoy a night out !!

Every Friday & Saturday from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM you're invited to ALL YOU CAN EAT Catfish, served with French Fries and Cole Slaw 

Perkins also has Special pricing for those of us who are 55 and older - see the menu for the 55 Plus Meals 

I spoke with Ulysses about the possibility of conducting eBay Classes in the Meeting Room that accommodates 50 people.  If your Church Group has a meeting coming up - why not meet at Perkins ??

Speaking of Meetings - Perkins also offer FREE Wireless Internet (WiFi) - a perfect opportunity to meet for your client for lunch !!  So be sure to bring your Laptop or ipad.

Of course I saved the BEST for Last - DESSERT - have you tasted the yummy pies that are served at Perkins ??  All their bakery items (cakes,cookies, brownies,muffins) are prepared on site.  Everything looks so delicious, these goodies are hard to resist.  

You can Purchase Cookies, Cakes and/or Brownies to take home  Buy 3 Get 3 FREE (what's Better than Free ??)

Are you on Facebook  ?? Become a friend of  Perkins' and while on Facebook - don't forget to follow ME 

Well, all this talking about food has certainly made me hungry -  Be sure to Visit Perkins & experience the hometown atmosphere. 



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Have YOU Seen this Vehicle in Jackson or Milan TN ? eBay Education Specialist Learn How to Sell your items

HELLO and welcome to Blog Gibson County.  My first post was to introduce myself and to explain what I intend to accomplish with this Blog.

I'd Just like to give you a little more information about myself.  My name is Maryann Lowden - also known as "onecrazyredhead"  which is my user ID on eBay, and I can assure you, I definitely live up to that name. 

I have been a DEDICATED & CONSCIENTIOUS member of the eBay Community since 2000.

The Car you see pictured at the top of this page is my "eBaymobile" and is a real conversation starter.  (I now have a TENNESSEE License plate)

Maybe you've noticed this car around Gibson County - or maybe you'll see it sometime soon.

My online eBay Store is called Good Buys All the Time 

I am very blessed to be able to work from home and to be a successful online seller.

If you are interested in Learning to sell on eBay, I can show you how.

Learn from the comfort of your own home or workplace.  You'll be taught how to turn your your clutter into Cash.....   

As an Education Specialist trained by eBay  I will provide you with the tools necessary to make extra income.  You'll be learning from an experienced eBay Top Rated Seller.

Take a look at the comments from previous students

Schedule a class that is convenient for you and Let's get started.

I am very *FLEXIBLE* with days and times & will work around your schedule.

You are welcome to view comments from previous students 

Call me at (731) 487-1123 or send an email to Schedule an appointment.

I plan to end each blog with some sort of inspirational message.....

Here it is:

 "It's NOT who you are that holds you back...it's who you think you're not"
(Author Unknown)

HELLO Gibson County Tennessee - I'm Maryann Lowden

I'd Like to introduce myself, as I am new to Tennessee. I relocated from Connecticut a little over a year ago and live in Milan, TN

I created this blog as a way to get to know the area.

My Name is Maryann Lowden. I was born & raised in Connecticut. We moved to Texas in the early 80's, where I first experienced what "Southern Hospitality" was all about.

For anybody that asks the question: "What is Southern Hospitality" here is the definition......
Showing graciousness, kindness, and warmth to others. Behavior that is altruistic

I must add, that if you've even asked the above mentioned question - it is obvious that you live "Up North", where, sadly, you wouldn't understand, and this statement is coming from a transplanted "Yankee".

We lived in Texas for 20 years and then moved back to CT (due to my husband's employment) and I literally went kicking & screaming LOL.

Now that my husband is retired, his health plus the high cost of living in the Northeast led us to Tennessee, where my husband has family.

I absolutely LOVE the peacefulness in this little corner of West Tennessee - a welcome change from the fast pace where I came from. And one other thing - WARMER Weather !!!

As I am getting acquainted with the area, I plan to blog about people, places, and things of interest.

I welcome any comments, suggestions, and invite y'all to share on this site.

Until next time - I'll leave you with one of my favorite Bible Verses:

"Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen" 
(Hebrews 11:1)

I look forward to getting to know you !!