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in business, and he relocated to Pittsburgh for a job at Kauffmann’s department store. After three years in the business, he returned home with his sights set on the family furniture store. That was 1979, and he’s been carrying on the family’s legacy ever since. With a business so deeply rooted in the community, Kammer said he’s been “blessed” that the store has had great career employees. The average employee has been at Kammer’s for at least 20 years and the longest serving current employee has been with the store for 52 years. Though times have changed, the Kammer family has made it a point to preserve the store’s history and legacy – including its original elevator. Kammer Furniture Company is located on 400 Bland St. Bluefield, W.Va. 24701. Business hours are Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prerogative Magazine 13