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Pigeon Forge, Tenn. -- Belz Factory Outlet World - Pigeon Forge recently announced this year’s winners for its Store and Employee of the Year contests. Top honors for 1999 go to Fuller Brush, named Store of the Year for the second consecutive year, and to Lauren Scott of Buster Brown, who won the Employee of the Year title.

The Store and Employee of the Year are personally chosen by Belz mall manager Sandy Sandiford, who bases her decision on overall store appearance, employee attitudes, customer service, cooperation and support in mall policies and special events.

"On behalf of Belz Enterprises, I would like to thank this year’s honorees for helping to make Belz Factory Outlet World - Pigeon Forge a wonderful place to work and shop," says Andrew J. Groveman, President of Belz Enterprises’ Factory Outlet Division.

1999 Store of the Year winner, Fuller Brush, has been a vital part of Belz Factory Outlet World for the past 11 years. Fuller Brush store and regional manager, Bruce Trentham, received a prize package that included an engraved plaque, a $100 Belz gift certificate, a catered lunch for his staff, Belz bags filled with assorted prizes and Belz Store of the Year shirts for each Fuller Brush employee.

Employee of the Year, Lauren Scott of Buster Brown, was nominated by store manager Carol Barnes because she is a consummate team player. Lauren Scott received an engraved plaque, $100 Belz gift certificate and a goodie bag that included an Employee of the Year shirt.

Located at 2655 Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, Belz Factory Outlet World is home to famous name manufacturers such as Fuller Brush, Buster Brown, Nike, Bugle Boy, American Eagle Outfitters, Geoffrey Beane, Bass Company Store, Etienne Aigner, Jockey, Levi’s By Design, Royal Doulton, and many more.

Belz Factory Outlet World - Pigeon Forge is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Belz is a leading developer and manager of factory outlet malls nationwide. In addition to Pigeon Forge, Belz Enterprises developed and manages Factory Outlet Worlds in Lakeland, Tenn., Las Vegas, Nev. and Orlando, Fla., where the company also operates Belz Designer Outlet Centre. The company recently opened a Belz Factory Outlet World in historic St. Augustine, Fla. and is developing the first factory outlet mall in Puerto Rico. Belz developed and operates the 100 Oaks Mall in Nashville, Tenn., as well. Furthermore, Belz owns and manages a group of premier hotels, including the flagship Peabody Hotels in Memphis and Orlando.

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