Hello, Mancelona!

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Our Mancelona store opened in the spring of 2016.  The 9000 square feet of store gives us plenty of room to load up the front with clothing and have plenty of room throughout the store for loads of treasures.  The bright lights and open space lend for sparkle and the staff bring the rest of the sparkle.  Each member brings color, personality, and energy to make one of the most bodacious teams of the company.

The store is located on US 131 - in the plaza with Family Fare.


Clothing is constantly being filled in the racks and bins.


There is always someone available to help you at the front and on the floor.


The lifetime guaranteed Tekton tools are in a constant space in the store, but everything else is fair game for moving around and changing content.

The leader of this bodacious team is Courtney.  She has been with Merchandise Outlet for almost a year.  Courtney leads with energy and a joyful attitude.  Having a joyful team is way to bring smiles to the customers.

"I love that my job changes daily and that I am a part of all of it. Everyday is different, which keeps things interesting. I love that we can all have fun and still get work done, it makes it feel not so much like work and the day goes by faster. I like that there are so many facets of this job and I'm always learning about new things. It is always great to see our regular customers coming in to look for new merchandise and put a smile on their face, and the new customer's amazement of all the merchandise we carry at such great prices."

Another strong hand of help is Loretta.  She has been with Merchandise Outlet for about 2 years.  Loretta's boisterous smile is commonplace near the back of the store receiving all the merchandise - but her personality is big enough to be felt throughout.

"I love being a part of something larger that makes a difference. I love that everyone cares and that you have flexibility when needed. I love the variety of merchandise. Everyday is different and I get to interact with such varied groups of people. It means I am always learning. I love that my job challenges me everyday in different ways. The people at this company are a pleasure to work with and make it enjoyable to come to work. We all work hard and are recognized for doing so. I am learning all the time, from the best people. I have the freedom to think outside the box and have all thoughts considered. I am allowed to grow and show my potential! I am able to use my skills and knowledge as well a push myself in areas that I am unsure of myself. I just love the job I do which is basically receiving merchandise in the back and making sure everyone leaves with a smile." 

Terra also works in the receiving in the back room.  She has been a customer of Merchandise Outlet's for some time but has recently joined the team in the last few months.  You will have to meet Terra in the store, she's a little camera-shy.  She doesn't make quite as much noise in the back but her wit keeps everyone on their toes.

She loves that we have such low prices that allow the community to buy exciting things at such great prices. Also that new items are added everyday, so there is always something new and exciting.

Meet Amanda.  Amanda has been a part of the Mancelona team since the beginning.  You will find her all over the store; receiving in the back room, stocking the floor, or greeting customers at the register.  You will mostly notice some her creative touches throughout the store.

"Why I like working for Merchandise Outlet is because of the variety of things that come in that you can't find in town also the prices are good. I enjoy helping the customers."

Katie is another one who is camera shy.  She is the first friendly face that you will see though when you arrive since she is usually at the register.  She doesn't just stay there, though.  She has a helping hand for everyone, customers and team members alike.

Katie has been with Merchandise Outlet for a little over a year.  She enjoys the variety of items and the great prices that we have in store.

And our days are much brighter with Kelsea.  Kelsea is our bright flower with a quirky energy that is just infectious.  She is that person who when you are around her, it is just impossible not to smile.

Kelsea has worked at Merchandise Outlet for a little over two years.  She loves seeing regular customers' faces when they find treasures. She loves that she can get to know our regulars in a way that she otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity.

Ronda joined our team about a year ago.  She is usually out on the floor filling shelves and sometimes at the register.  She has such a colorful personality and brings such life to the party.  One visit in the store and a visit with Ronda and you will feel like you have known her forever.

She loves her co-workers and the friendly atmosphere and getting to see the customer's smiles on a daily basis. The best place ever!!!

Sam is a relatively new member of the team.  She has only been with us for a month or so and we love her artistic abilities she has brought with her.

She likes meeting new people since she just moved to town. Plus it is great seeing everything when it first comes in, since she was a regular customer before.

As if our team couldn't be any sweeter, then we have Nicole.  Her smile will warm your heart and her heartfelt concern for every customer is like a warm hug.

"I love how well we all work together, and seeing and meeting customers everyday.  The new merchandise and great prices are great."

Theo is one of our newest additions as well.   He is still pretty quiet, but I am sure that it won't take him long to start making as much ruckus as the rest of the team.  He isn't with us too many hours a week since he is still in high school, but I am sure he will be learning a lot with us too.

Our Mancelona team is a colorful, loving, energetic, devoted group of people dedicated to bringing great deals to their community.  When you walk in the store, you feel welcome.  If you stop in frequently, you can't help but become a part of the family.