Come in from the cold, Set a spell & hear all about us !
Get Promoted LLC started in 2007 as a result of the economic downturn. Peg had faced three downsizings in her profession. The last one affected partner, Diane’s job, too, as both gals were working for May Company during the Macy’s takeover. The job market being what it was, it looked like a better idea to learn a new trade than to face an ever growing job shortage.
“We basically apprenticed ourselves to ourselves,” explains Peg. “Both of us have lots of management skills, and were eager and willing to learn something new that would be creative and flexible.” We are lucky to have a large circle of good friends.
Diane Hawn – Get Promoted Marketing Manager
Diane Hawn was originally from Farmington, Missouri, but moved in fifth grade to Viburnum where her father was a lead miner. She went to college at Southeast Missouri State University and graduated with a degree in Home Economics which she used in business for many years in Southeast Missouri. She worked for Amana and Panasonic doing microwave education and sales back when microwaves were brand new on the market. She worked in the appliance industry until she came to St. Charles to supervise a collection division at May Company.
Diane’s older son Jay lives with his wife, Nikki near the zoo. He works for Anheuser Busch. Two years ago, they added daughter, Chloe to the mix. Love that Baby!!
Younger son, Curt, is a professional musician in New York, but gets home often. Diane is enjoying our new home we moved to recently. If she is not working on client’s jobs, she is in the pool or garden. She sings bass in a barbershop quartet. That is definitely her passion.
Peg Higgins – Screen Printing and Sales Manager
Peg Higgins started life in Paducah, Kentucky, but spent 4th thru 11th grade in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illinois. She spent her senior year back in the south and then headed to college at SEMO, where she was friends with Diane…yes, these gals have known one another since they were 18 years old. It was over 20 years between seeing Diane as a college student to ending up teaching Art at the school that Diane’s boys attended. They were re-introduced and haven’t stopped talking the past 20 years!
Peg is in charge of all pricing, quotes, and screen-printing. She keeps her equipment in meticulous order, which is amazing, considering how messy printing can be.
Things you may not know about Peg is that she is an accomplished musician that has played the French Horn since grade school and has a powerful soprano voice which she uses in church. Bell choir is one of her favorite musical hobbies. She loves going to the theater and enjoys the Muny season every year. She sings tenor with Grace Notes Quartet.