It’s a new day at Day’s.
Joseph Corey (pictured) has become president of Day’s Jewelers, the eight-store, 107-year-old jewelry chain based out of Waterville, Maine.
He takes over the role from his father, Jeff, who remains the store’s vice president of marketing, as well as its co-owner with his wife, Kathy. Kathy also serves as the company’s vice president of merchandising.
Since 2017, Joseph has served as the company’s vice president of store operations. He has worked for the family business for the last 14 years, originally as a service specialist at the company’s store in South Portland, Maine, then going through the company’s management training program.
“Joe’s career in the jewelry business really began when he was 5,” said Jeff Corey in a statement. “As a young boy, he loved to travel to the stores by my side. I taught him how to metal-engrave at 6. He has a keen understanding of every aspect of the jewelry business. I’m exceptionally proud of how Joe guided our stores through the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In 2013, Jeff told JCK that his son’s “people skills are exceptional. And he treats every customer and his employees with tremendous respect. He embraces the whole adage ‘To have happy customers, you must have happy employees.’ So he creates a family environment.”
Joseph earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He currently serves on the board of advisors for the JCK Show.
Joseph is the third generation of Coreys to be employed at Day’s. In 1938, his grandfather Robert got his first job at Day’s at age 11, eventually becoming a manager. In 1988, Robert’s sons James and Jeff, along with Jeff’s wife, Kathy, purchased Day’s from its original owners, Sidney and David Davidson.
The chain was founded in 1914. A store history can be found here.
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