JCPenney general manager receives company's highest honor

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BENNINGTON — Kirsten Knoblauch, the general manager of the JCPenney store at Bennington Square, has been awarded the company's prestigious Founder's Award for outstanding accomplishments in 2018. The Founder's Award highlights store leaders excelling in the areas of financial performance, customer and client service and business expertise. With more than 860 JCPenney stores across the country, Knoblauch was one of 80 leaders presented with the Founder's Award earlier this month in celebration of this special milestone.

"The 2018 Founder's Awards recipients have played a key role in driving the JCPenney business, embodying our Warrior values of loyalty, passion, service and courage," Paul Murtha, northeast regional vice president for JCPenney, said in a media release. "The Founder's Award is the company's highest honor, recognizing leadership excellence. I'm proud of our talented group of associates at the JCPenney in Bennington who earned this special recognition, and look forward to another successful year in Bennington."



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