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New owner of Santee’s The UPS Store wants to make a mark within the community and boost small biz

East County News Service

August 4, 2014 (Santee)-- In the fickle sea of small businesses, it’s not a piece of cake to stay afloat. Lean on each other, however, and suddenly it’s easier to survive – even thrive. That’s the new message of Santee’s local The UPS store, led by its new sole owner, Greg Gagnon.

Gagnon is revamping the store’s overall mission and culture by implementing community outreach and enhanced staff courtesy. The UPS Store #4287 has a new Facebook page where Gagnon plans to post weekly profiles about employees. The site will also feature stories from residents and other local businesses.

In addition, Gagnon will initiate a “give back” program for his staff to engage with local schools and stores. Gagnon said that his goal is for The UPS Store is to become an integral part of the Santee community – a place where small businesses can find the products and services they need, and everyone can always find a friend. 

“We not only want to help you - we want to know you. With us, you’re never alone,” Gagnon said.

Whether you are a small business owner seeking support, or simply someone who needs professional printing, customized packaging and shipping solutions, full service mailboxes, or freight shipping (large items like cars or antiques), The UPS Store is your neighborhood go-to, according to Gagnon.

Located at 9625 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste. B2, The UPS Store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday until 5 p.m.

About The UPS Store

With more than 4,400 locations, The UPS Store network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers throughout the United States. The UPS Store locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS. For additional information on The UPS Store, including information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location,

Visit The UPS Store #4287 online at or on Facebook at



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