P. Lynn Edwards
Oxford Who’s Who has inducted, P. Lynn Edwards into the highest Professional Distinction, “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition,” due to her 30 years of combined service for the U.S. Government and U.S. Navy. Separate from her government service, she and her business partner, Ms. June Waugh, have become owners of a franchise called “Suspended in Time TN.” The strategic planning and communications knowledge acquired throughout their careers have given them the skills to take the steps into becoming entrepreneurs. “I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. After graduating early from high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon the end of several enlistments and a divorce, I returned home to St. Louis to attend college and raise my two children. I managed to both work and attend college full-time, again, graduating early. Afterward, I spent several years working in customer service positions, then returned to government service for the Veterans Administration. I spent over 10 years there, then crossed over to the Department of Justice due to more advancement opportunities. When my children reached an independent age I accepted a job in Nashville, TN, where it has become my home. My daughter and I have been raising my grandson since birth and now he is on his way to college. Deciding it was time to think of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I started researching franchises. Once my choice was made I approached my good friend, Ms. June Waugh and after her family agreed, we embarked on our current business. We both maintain full-time jobs and work on making our business a success, ensuring the quality of both.” Ms. Edwards has always had the wish to express her creative side on her own terms so is now putting her experiences in event planning, decorating, floral design and writing, which in combination of all her proven outstanding contributions, achievements and expertise, is now the recipient of recognition for yet another accolade, “Outstanding Successful Entrepreneur.” P. Lynn Edwards is one of the few special honorees inducted into the highest professional distinction based on her accomplishments, years of service, and her credentials. An experienced professional, Ms. Edwards has the instinctive ability to keep exceeding with exceptional goals and objectives and just continuously propels towards success. She exemplifies high standards of professional performance with expert capabilities as well as proven and documented results. Oxford Who’s Who proudly endorses P. Lynn Edwards and all her future endeavors for she is truly an Iconic Force. We encourage all to visit the website: https://www.suspendedintime.com for pictures and more details of what these ladies can do with their talents. Then either email them directly at email@example.com or phone 615-793-3755 for more information.
P. Lynn Edwards, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, has worked in various positions for the Federal Government for 30 years. For the past eight years, she has worked as an investigator, where she uses her skills in strategic planning, research and communications. Ms. Edwards specialties are organizational, decorating, design, planning and people skills. “Before, my skills were utilized for government service but I now use them to increase our company success.” Ms. Edwards also has a creative side, with experience in event planning, decorating, floral design and creative writing. In preparation for her eventual retirement, she started researching business opportunities where she could use these talents. Her business partner, Ms. June Waugh, has years of experience in hotel management and customer service. After years of friendship, the two ladies decided to combine their talents and bring a service to the area that has never been seen before. Therefore, Suspended In Time TN was founded in 2017 by P. Lynn Edwards and June Waugh. It is a floral and memorabilia preservation company creating heirloom quality encasements that last for generations. Their primary clients consist of brides and funeral homes. They ensure lasting memories through the preservation of bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, funeral arrangements and other types of memorabilia such as sports jerseys or hunting trophies. The business currently operates in Davidson, Willson, Rutherford and Williamson counties in Tennessee. Ms. Edwards is the Chief Operating Officer and full partner of SITTN. She maintains communications with the franchise home office, vendors, and clients; researches networking and advertising opportunities; guides marketing directions, meets with clients and designs encasements. Together with her partnertracks inventory and makes banking decisions. Suspended in Time TN, specializes in flower and memorabilia preservation, including bridal bouquets and funeral arrangements; all types of gown preservation, including wedding dresses. The preservation process involves using a revolutionary and proprietary method for preserving flowers using no liquid at all, allowing the return of the finished product in much less time than the usual methods of dehydrating or freeze drying. The shape and color of the flowers are maintained better as well. The arrangements last for generations, not just a few years. “I found this franchise fits me perfectly because it requires a variety of skills so the challenge keeps me active,” she said. “No two encasements are designed the same unless the client wishes so the designs are limitless. June and I work together on many encasements to ensure the color, balance and appearance of the arrangement will always be pleasing. We take preserving memories through flowers seriously. To prepare myself further, in addition to my design training, I enrolled in a floral design course to better serve our clients and will be a graduate Floral Designer upon completion.” Since establishing their business, Suspended in Time TN, Ms. Edwards and Ms. Waugh work herhard to create memories for families and loved ones. “We prepare the flowers and create beautiful encasements (frames, domes, jewelry/shadow boxes, etc…) for table pieces or to hang on the wall.” she said. “Our main clients are brides wanting heirloom memories and families wanting funeral remembrances. We also do corsages, centerpieces and preserve wedding gowns.” Using their design and communication skills, Ms. Edwards and Ms. Waugh meet with clients and assist them with the process of deciding the best way to preserve their memories. They stay in touch with the clients to inform them of their progress at all stages of the project. To date, the company is continuing to grow and expand. “Our present goal for Suspended in Time TN is to keep on the growth path we’re currently experiencing,” said. “When the time comes, we’ll be training additional personnel to join our design team. We’re interested in what our home office refers to as a ‘master franchise,’ which involves becoming a distribution center for this part of the country as our next step. We want to take this business as far as we can yet maintain the high quality of our work and please our clients. We’ll also be seeking other diversified, similar businesses while maintaining the integrity of our original starter. A business must grow or become stagnant so we are determined to expand.” Mission statement: the overall goal of SITTN is to become the premiere floral and memorabilia preservation company in Tennessee, with plans for expansion of associated businesses. A strict code of excellence is maintained with the preservation process being inspected at every stage. The partners are determined to build a reputation for talent and beauty. As a Christian-based company they honor their faith with honesty and fairness while establishing a quality business. Ms. Edwards attributes her success to the strong work ethic her parents taught and she has practiced. Her life experiences have been a classroom of learning to deal with a variety of personalities, business people and how to comfort or encourage others. She is currently involved in updating and redecorating her house, including a large detached deck with pergolas and an outside kitchen. She enjoys the art of learning about anything and everything. Her favorite things are entertaining, reading and singing. She also enjoys time alone to help work things out, get ideas and keep her sanity by going on long walks.