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Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheryl Smedley, left, presents the Rising Star award to Bevelyn Anderson, who works at Four Seasons Garden Center. --Sarah Cook
Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheryl Smedley, left, presents the Rising Star award to Bevelyn Anderson, who works at Four Seasons Garden Center. -- Sarah Cook

Anderson picked as next Rising Star

Published 7:20pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Much like the blooming flowers that surround her, Bevelyn Anderson brings a smile to anyone who walks in to Four Seasons Garden Center. And because of her contagious positive attitude, the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee named Anderson the Rising Star for the month of February.

Anderson, who serves as assistant manager for Four Seasons, has worked at the garden center for 11 years. A Selma native, Anderson said she loves assisting her customers just as much as she loves tending to the plants that grow in the small shop off Cahaba Road.

“It’s fun teaching people that they can plant and grow anything if they just try,” Anderson said, standing next to a batch of freshly bloomed orchids.

Anderson said Four Seasons, which was established in 1984, offers a “personal experience” that can’t be duplicated.

“When you come here you get one-on-one attention,” Anderson said.

And aside from providing customers with top-notch service, Anderson said she enjoys being outside and working with the plants. Sitting indoors all day and staring at a computer, Anderson said, would not work for her.

“I love working outside in the fresh air,” she said. “It’s nice not be cooped up.”

Anderson joins several others who have received the Rising Star award. Sheryl Smedley, executive director of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, said the award is given to those who “go the extra mile” with quality service. Smedley said Anderson is a great example of a hard-working employee who understands the value of giving back.

  • Nancy Bennett

    Bevelyn can make even people such as me believe they can grow things! Well-deserved kudos to you, Bevelyn.

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