Susan Jones, left, owner of the Perfectly Pampered Salon, received the 2015 Directors Special Award recently during the Annual Banquet Meeting of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce.
Presenting the award was Chamber President Eric Ruf, Director of the Belington Clinic.
Directors Awards are given annually to individuals and organizations for outstanding service to the community and for exceptional commitment to others. Susan Jones graduated from West Virginia Business College and the Clarksburg Beauty Academy. After being associated as a nail technician with several leading salons, she opened her own salon in Philippi in 2012.
Jones utilizes social media to keep the community informed with client glamour shots, company specials, and updates on community projects. She recognized early-on that most people want to help meet the needs of others, but often lack an avenue in which to do it. She spawned the idea that instead of monetary donations she would support community projects. She has conducted toy drives for Big Brothers & Big Sisters, donates nail treatments, haircuts, and massages for Relay for Life, and has provided full make-overs for cancer survivors.
Jones has sponsored food drives for Heart & Hand House. Her recent “Stuff-the-Bus” campaign collected over 10,000 items. On Valentine’s Day, a lap blanket and card were given to each of the 60 patients at Mansfield Place by Perfectly Pampered Salon. The Chamber’s Directors honored Jones for demonstrating that, to be successful, a business must be firmly and deeply-rooted in the community, said Ruf.