In 1978, Jim Ellis purchased Hall Jewelers in Lebanon. With a wink and a smile Mike says “It was Dad’s intent that I would manage the Lebanon store so we wouldn’t have to work together.” With Jim’s passing in July of 2015, Mike has assumed the mantel of president. He continues to live in Lebanon, runs the Lebanon store, and comes to Frankfort occasionally to get to know the clients in Frankfort and so they can get to know him. The Frankfort store is managed by Cathy Graves who has been with Ellis Jewelers for several years. The future of Ellis Jewelers seems to be in capable hands.