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Skurla's Founder (my mom!) Turns 90 July 5th!

Jun 27, 2022 10:21:37 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Skurla's POS Solution's founder, Phyllis Skurla turns 90 July 5th! Mom1

My mom and dad founded Skurla's Cash Register Company in 1976,  in the basement of their home in Anchorage, Alaska.  As the business moved around "Spenard", so did their influence in the point of sale community - across the state and with their membership in ICRDA (now RSPA).  Our family grew up alongside this business and Skurla's was always an integral part of our lives (and still is for me!)

Phyllis greeted every customer with a smile and a kind word.  She loved the employees and remembered them with small gifts and tokens on holidays - flowers on Valentine's Day and Shamrock Shakes on St. Patty's Day - to mention a few.  And she managed the business with a firm, yet gentle hand until the day she retired.

Today, her influence continues, as we all remember and try to emulate her grace, kindness, and professionalism - and her great sense of humor! (Ask Jesse Dison about the time she tried to decaffeinate him!)

So Happy Birthday, Mom!  From all of us in the Skurla's family!

I know that my mom would love to hear from those that she worked with over the years.

Please drop a note or card to:

Skurla's POS Solutions - 524 W. International Airport Road, Anchorage, AK  99518

Or email me at - and I will share your message with her.

I am collecting notes and cards and will give them to her for her birthday!  Thank you for helping us celebrate her special day.

Tags: Skurla's Point of Sale, Founder

Lynn Skurla Perkins

Written by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.

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