Springer’s Jewelers in Portland, Maine, Is a Family Affair

Springer’s sells happiness, and no one’s happier than Rick Beaulieu working with his daughters Third-generation retailer Rick Beaulieu, owner of Springer’s Jewelers in Portland, Maine, was perfectly fine with his daughters, Lilly and Zoe, not going into the family business. Why? When he joined his father at Springer’s, “we’d gone through the whole thing of the next generation coming in and learned that it can be confusing. Everyone thinks there’s more than one boss, for instance.” To make everyone’s transition easier, he started both girls at the bottom. “I was basically a Gal Friday,” recalls Lilly, who came on in 2008 after working in advertising upon graduating from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Zoe, a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston who earned her gemology degree at GIA before joining Springer’s full-time in 2012, says starting at

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