Burns Mailing & Printing, a 35 Year Plan

Don't call it a dream

My late husband, Ken, liked to quote Dolly Parton’s saying that “you have to have a dream”.  Ken’s dream was owning his own printing company and he started that dream in our garage in 1981, 35 years ago.  My vision was more of a plan that included raising our children, educating our children and then joining Ken in the business.  I did that in 1990 when I left my job as Vice President of Toyota of Knoxville.  I have never regretted my decision because it gave us the opportunity to work together for many years and to build the business together.  I was 47 years old when I made the decision to join the Burns Mailing & Printing team. Some dreams and plans take longer than others.

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