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Ami Leaming: Delaware Women in Business

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Don’t call Ami Leaming boss. Though she owns and manages Forney’s Jewelry Store in Dover, “We operate as a team,” she says. “I was brought on as a member of that team,” then took over operations 14 years ago, soon after her parents retired. “We’ve been in business since 1921, so I can only imagine the struggles my great-grandparents and grandparents faced trying to stay in business. What I’ve learned in a fourth-generation business is the intrinsic value of honesty, and of treating customers the way I’d like to be treated.”

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