2017 Bealls Management Development Program Graduates!
2017 Bealls Management Development Program Graduates!

The 2017 Bealls Management Development Program Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2017 Bealls Management Development Program (BMDP) Participants on their graduation! This outstanding class of individuals represents employees from marketing, buying, planning and allocation, HR and many other departments across all of Beall's special business units. We are proud of the time, dedication and hard work that they have displayed since embarking on the Management Program last August. Please join us in congratulating the 2017 BMDP graduates!

Recent Posts

"I learned the business from the Customer."

E.R. Beall

September 16, 2016


It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2016 Bealls, Inc. Associate Appreciation Award Recipients! Please join me in congratulating the following award winners:

Bealls, Inc. Officers Award:

Manuel Engel


Bealls Inc. Officers Award - Logistics:

Hugo Fernandez-Davila


Finance - Rookie of the Year:

Elizabeth Weaver


Finance - Rookie of the Year:

Yindra Chuy


Loss Prevention - Rookie of the Year:

Adam Gendron


IS - Spirit Award:

Ben Adler


IS - Innovation, Collaboration & Excellence:

Max Naluparayil


HR - Outstanding Achievement:

Martin Barringer


HR - Unsung Hero:

Yvette German


Logistics - Above and Beyond:

Juan Garza


Logistics - Outstanding Achievement:

Vicente Castro


BDS Partnership Appreciation:

Jake Ryan

Ryan Berkery

Sara Kitlowski

Magdalena Wyko


Friend of the Outlet:

Lisa Foley

Christine Hayashi

Isabella Cotto

Christy Keesee

Trina Gladwell

Melissa Stelwagen

2016 BI Appreciation Award Winners
August 23, 2016

The 2016 Dream BIG Scholarship

We would like to congratulate Amber Grace, an Assistant Buyer with Beall's Department Stores, on receiving one of the 2016 Dream BIG Scholarships! Amber applied for the scholarship last spring and competed nationwide as part of the collaborate efforts between the National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix. The Dream BIG Scholarship is available to retail employees who want to enhance their careers through education. Bealls is a long-time member of National Retail Federation and very excited for Amber! She plans on utilizing the scholarship help her fulfill her goals and further her career here at Bealls.

2016 Dream BIG Scholarship Winner – Amber Grace
August 5, 2016


On behalf of everyone at Bealls I would like to SAY FAREWELL TO OUR SUMMER INTERNS!  


We wish the interns all the best as they return to school and are SO proud of all the hard work they did in the last two months.


A WARM thank you to the MENTORS, who have invested the last two months with these interns!


It was an AMAZING summer! More photos can be found at: X:\Magda\Internship Program 2016\Photos



In no particular order:

Benjamin Vance, Logistics Intern/Bealls Inc. from the University of Florida

Luke Mowry, IT Intern/Bealls Inc. form the University of Florida

Mitchel Sinon, Planning Intern/Bealls Outlet from the University of Florida

Nicole Tanski, Buying Intern/BDS from the University of Florida

Carolyn Ward, Marketing Intern/BDS from the University of Florida

McKenzie Phillips, Buying Intern from the University of Florida

Ashley Hall, Finance Intern/Bealls Inc. from the University of South Florida

Savannah Silenzi, Planning Intern/Bealls Outlet from Florida State University

Sydney Early, Buying Intern/Bealls Outlet from Saint Leo University

Aaliyah Mays, Buying Intern/Bealls Outlet from Florida State University

Kelly Riebesell, Buying Intern/BDS from the University of Florida

Sarah Wolfe, IT Intern/Bealls Inc.  from Florida State University



Farewell - 2016 Bealls Interns
July 25, 2016




Kelly Riebesell

Buying Intern in Dresses for Bealls Department Stores



Hometown, university, year, on campus activities and major:

I'm from Naples, Florida and I am a senior at the University of Florida

with a major in Finance and a minor in Mass Communications.

During my time in Gainesville, I have been very involved in Dance Marathon,

a student run philanthropy that benefits children with serious illnesses at

UF Shands Children's Hospital. I have also been involved in numerous

philanthropies benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville,

a place for the families to stay while their children are being treated at Shands Hospital.


What drew you to the Bealls Internship?

Bealls resonates with me as it was started in Florida and I have lived

five minutes away from one of the department and outlet stores my whole life.

My family and I would shop at Bealls for anything from clothes to gifts and home d�cor.

As a finance major, I have been drawn to the retail environment;

I feel that it enables me to incorporate my creative and analytical skills.

I also enjoy the dynamic aspect of the retail market.


How did you learn about the internship?

I learned about the Bealls internship through the Career Resource Center

on the University of Florida's website. I also received an email from a

Business Advisor at the University of Florida regarding the Bealls internship.


SBU and area of your internship

I am currently interning with Bealls Department Stores in the Buying department, specifically in dresses.


What projects are you currently working on during your internship?

My day-to-day work includes entering upcoming orders in the computer system,

communicating with vendors for any inquiries, and attending meetings held to

keep the business moving smoothly and to maintain a competitive edge.

I am currently working on a group project, which focuses on finding new

opportunities for Bealls Department Stores, such as new brands, products, and ideas.


What classes prepare you for this internship?

I have taken many business classes at the University of Florida, which have helped

me understand the company's KPIs, as well as understand the need

to be mindful of the budget in every decision. These classes consist of Business Management,

Principles of Marketing, Business Calculus, Business Statistics, Finance,

and both Managerial and Financial Accounting.


How do you think this experience will benefit you in the future?

Thus far, this internship has done a tremendous job of teaching me the duties

required in the buying department as well as the responsibilities of the other departments within the company.

Through the tours we have taken and shadowing people in other departments,

I have been given an opportunity to learn every aspect of running a retail business. 

I know I will continue to benefit from this knowledge and experience, not only for the

remainder of my internship, but also for my performance and understanding in future business endeavors.






2016 Bealls Summer Internship Spotlight