​Jennie Lee

Nominated by Main Street Manning

Jennie Lee, owner of the Merle Norman franchise in Manning, is devoted to her business, the City of Manning, Main Street Manning and the youth of Clarendon County. Known for her tireless enthusiasm, she participates in all Main Street Manning events and has served on the board since 2010, currently as chair of the Economic Restructuring Committee.

Not only does Lee support Main Street Manning, but she also supports other local businesses by partnering with them for promotions. Her store has also become a "mini-incubator" by selling products from local designers who don't have a storefront.

Lee is the cofounder of Youth on Main Street, a program that encourages high school students to return to Manning after college and become leaders in the community. The program is open to students at Manning's high schools. Lee and other team leaders educate the teenagers about city government and the social, economic and volunteer opportunities in the community—all in a fun-filled environment.

Through her business decisions and actions, she has strengthened the mission of Main Street Manning by being an example for other committee members and merchants to emulate.

Contact: Carrie Trebil at ctrebil@ or 803.435.8477