Excellence in customer service and always a friendly smile earned Betty Malone, Senior Branch office administrator of Edward Jones, the distinguished honor as Friendliest Employee for June. Malone, a native and lifetime resident of Narcissa, has worked for Alex Acupan (Edward Jones) for 10 years this coming November. Before accepting the position with Acupan, Malone was employed in the superintendentís office of the Miami Public Schools for 16 years. Malone is married to Doug Malone and has three daughters.

The Miami Area Chamber Ambassadors selects a recipient every other month and presents them with a plaque and $50 in Chamber Bucks. The award package was sponsored by Welch State Bank.