Slumberland sales associates honored

Griese earns top sales award among about 50 stores in the region in 2016

THE SALES TEAM at Slumberland Furniture in Iron Mountain was recognized with honors for the 2016 sales year. Shown here, from left, are Kathy Lewis and Jessica Meyer, who were on the list of top 10 sales associates for the region; Ben Griese, the top sales associate; and Paula Santoni, owner. Theresa Proudfit/Daily News Photo

IRON MOUNTAIN — Slumberland Furniture in Iron Mountain has three staff members who earned regional honors for the 2016 sales year, including the award for top sales associate.

Ben Griese received the top sales award from among approximately 50 stores in the region, owner Paula Santoni said. Griese has been a sales associate at Slumberland for four years.

The list of top 10 sales associates for the region also includes two more employees from the Iron Mountain store — Kathy Lewis, who has been at the store for eight years and Jessica Meyer, a sales associate for the past two years.

“It’s really something when you think about all three of our sales associates doing so well — in the top 10 for our region. It says something about the quality of our associates and how well they do working with customers,” Santoni said.

Santoni opened Slumberland Furniture in Iron Mountain in October 2009. It is a full-service furniture, flooring and bedding store and among 125 Slumberland stores in 12 states throughout the Midwest.

The first Slumberland store was established in 1967 in Richfield, Minn. And the same goals of that first store hold true today — “to provide quality, stylish furniture that is easy to maintain and easy on the pocketbook.”

Slumberland featured brands include Sealy mattresses including Posturepedic; Beautyrest and Beauty Sleep mattresses; Tempur-Pedic mattresses; Stearns and Foster mattresses; La-Z-Boy; Broyhill; and Reverie.

Slumberland is at 1320 S. Jackson St. in Iron Mountain.