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Charles River Apparel names Kelly Connolly as the recipient of its inaugural Susan (Lipsett) de Vries Spirit Award.

Charles River Apparel Names Susan (Lipsett) de Vries Spirit Award Recipient


SHARON, Mass.—Charles River Apparel names Kelly Connolly as the recipient of its inaugural Susan (Lipsett) de Vries Spirit Award.

Charles River Apparel’s new award is in memory of Susan (Lipsett) de Vries, the daughter of the company’s founder, Walter Lipsett, and sister of the owner/President, Barry Lipsett. de Vries began her career at Charles River as sales manager in 1984 and later ran a showroom New York City. “(de Vries) truly cared about and loved the people in her life, and everyone felt special around her,” adds the company. “We will always remember her bright smile and optimism.” The company says it used the characteristics that best-represented de Vries to choose a recipient for its first Spirit Award. 

 “Kelly is hard working, dedicated, and truly loved by all of her colleagues and customers,” says Barry Lipsett, owner and president of Charles River. “She goes above and beyond to service her customers and does so with a positive energy and great pleasure.”

For more information, visit www.charlesriverapparel.com.