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Over 300 “Likes” on Facebook page

Thank you so much for liking “Growing Up With G.I. Joe’s” on Facebook!  At 10:30 this morning, there were 307 likes.  It feels good because the likes are basically a tribute to all the folks that built the company or … Continue reading

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“I’ll Take a Mocha Latte and a Bag of Worms!”

Where could you place that order today?  I don’t know!  But in the old days, maybe you could get that order filled at the walk-up Espresso window at the Hayden Meadows store in North Portland! Hayden Meadows store featured a Java Joe’s … Continue reading

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Ron Menconi, Former VP for Merchandising at G.I. Joe’s, Spells out How to Succeed In Retail Today

  Check out Ron Menconi’s article in the May/June 2017 Sports Insight Magazine issue.  It is titled, “How Stores Can Thrive in a Tough Retail Environment.” I enjoyed the insightful article, especially when he was bringing up ideas that G.I. Joe’s executed … Continue reading

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Can You Identify the Store Pictured in the Banner?

Here is the photo before it was cropped to fit the banner space. Answer:  It is the Oak Grove Store on McLaughlin Blvd.  It was built in 1972.

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Here come the posts again!

I am recommitted to posting at http://www.GIJoes.com!  I took some time off for a while and only posted on the Facebook page, Growing up With G.I. Joe’s.  I enjoyed reaching out through Facebook but am realizing that does not get … Continue reading

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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and Charley Daniels Went to G.I. Joe’s Rockwood!

Charley Daniels stopped by G.I. Joe’s Rockwood’s store in southeast Multnomah County to meet fans before his concert that the Box Office was selling tickets for.  As Box Office manager, I went out to the store to welcome him and … Continue reading

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Put “Growing Up With G.I. Joe’s” under the Christmas Tree for Someone Special!

Someone whose favorite store was G.I. Joe’s would love to receive a copy of the book for Christmas!  A reader can read the book through or focus on chapters of interest, plus enjoy all the historical photos – over 80 of … Continue reading

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