Boyle Appliance’s Jenny Boyle proudly wears her honorary manager’s title as she sorts through papers that need filing.

Boyle Appliance staffer receives YSN’s High Five Spirit award

By Andy Kriege, YSN

Jenny Boyle of Boyle Appliance & Mattress Center was named a 2022 Exceptional Employee-High Five Spirit Award recipient.

Boyle, who serves as honorary manager of the West Haven, Utah, BrandSource member, was one of six industry employees selected from across the U.S. and Canada to be honored with this year’s inaugural High Five award. Winners were chosen from nominations submitted across the home goods industry, including retailers, manufacturers and suppliers.

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Recipients were selected for their ability to go above and beyond the call of duty, with little or no fanfare, and who deserve a collective high five from their peers.

Boyle, who was born with Down syndrome, was nominated for the honor by her sister and company principal Pam Branch, who cited Jenny’s indomitable spirit and ability to lift all of those around her.

Boyle’s service at the store began when the pandemic prevented her from attending her regular day program. Branch had no choice but to bring her along to work.

As it turned out, “She loved it,” her sister said. “She stays busy filing papers, answering phones, mopping floors and most importantly, she is the store ambassador. We all need a daily dose of Jenny to keep us going.”

Branch also took note of some of Boyle’s remarkable work habits. Among others, she never misses a day of work, she doesn’t want to go home because she misses her job, she tells everyone every day how grateful she is, she can defuse any situation with a smile and a word of encouragement, she proudly wears her work shirt and name badge, and she keeps her desk spotless.

“I need to clone her into 10 more employees,” Branch said.

But beyond her contributions to the business, Boyle has benefitted from the experience as well.

“All of her cognitive skills have improved since she began working here,” Branch said. “As an added bonus, she gets to work beside four of her five siblings every day. She really loves it here and we love having her here.”

It is for exceptional people like Jenny Boyle that the YSN High Five Spirit Award was created.

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.