A young woman with strong roots in the north Big Horn County community has been named the advertising sales manager of the Lovell Chronicle.
Chelsey Eades began her duties in early June and succeeded Stormy Jameson, who is taking time from the workforce to raise her growing family.
Eades has lived in Lovell since she was 2, except for attending college and living in Gillette for a spell. She is a 2007 graduate of Lovell High School, where she was the salutatorian of her graduating class.
She attended the University of Wyoming and has had a variety of jobs over the years including the Horseshoe Bend Motel, Hot Stuff Pizza, Haskell Furniture and, in Gillette, Hastings Entertainment Store and Inter-Motel Leasing.
She returned to Lovell in March.
During her time at Hastings, Eades was in charge of different departments at different times, learning sales strategies, then moved to customer service manager and was over every department in sales and marketing.
She learned customer service at a young age, working for her grandparents, Chester Gilliam and Flo Lawson at Hot Stuff Pizza and Yellowtail Lanes.
“I grew up in customer service,” she said.
Eades said she has very much enjoyed working with local businesses during her first month on the job.
“I was excited, even though I grew up here, to know more of the business owners and become more involved in the community,” she said. “It’s been fun so far.
“It’s easier and more enjoyable to work in a small-town atmosphere where people stress the quality of a product more than the quantity.”
Chronicle Publisher David Peck said Eades has hit the ground running.
“Chelsey is very smart and has a good way with people,” Peck said. “She really wants her hometown businesses to succeed, and that’s what we’re all about.”
Peck said he appreciates the work of Jameson during her time with the Chronicle staff, saying that she did an excellent job as ad manager and was a great part of the staff.
“Stormy will continue to help us out from time to time,” he added.