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Love for all of Creation

A true son of the Pacific Northwest, Bruce brought a bottle of wine made in Washington state all the way to the South when the organization I work for hosted him and his wife Jeannie at a chimp sanctuary. We had suggested packing sneakers or trail shoes for the visit. Not surprisingly, Bruce instead wore...

Eve Tai

“Listen, really listen.”

Feb 2013 I received a phone call from Mr. Bruce. It was day one in my Store Mgr role at 362 and Mr. Bruce indicated that an upset customer called HQ. Mr. Bruce took the customer call in Seattle and was following up with me to share the customer contact info. When I told Mr....

Kathy Keegan

Celebrating Mr. Bruce and his Incredible Legacy!

United Way of King County remembers Bruce Nordstrom as a passionate and caring entrepreneur and former campaign chair whose life embodied the title of his autobiography, Leave It Better Than You Found It. Through his leadership, Bruce Nordstrom’s commitment to education has become a tradition that carries on with his entire family and the corporate...

Gordon A McHenry Jr & United Way King County

He was an extraordinary leader

The entire Nordstrom family is an inspiration to me–but as the patriarch over the past few decades Bruce Nordstrom cultivated and set the tone and the commitment to an unmatched culture at Nordstrom. I have never seen any other that measures up to the commitment to its staff, its customers and its communities. He was...

Never Met a Better Man

So many years of immeasurable mentorship, all passed down from “the family”. I could not have had better luck landing at a place to begin a career.

Rob Hatch - Manager ST319 (retired)

Mr. Bruce loved a good joke and a shoe stockroom.

In 2012 Mr. Bruce called me into his office. I thought I was in trouble. I sat down in front of his desk, and he said he had heard I was pregnant again (which would make 6 kids in total). He congratulated me and then asked me if I needed “the talk”. I couldn’t help...

Michele Love

Servant Leadership at its Finest

My three favorite memories: I started with the company in 1998, at store 1 and later that year became an assistant manager two weeks before Christmas. I was disappointed to learn I would be working Christmas Eve and have to miss a family gathering happening that day. In my head, I was bemoaning being the...

Marisa Pomeroy Cannon

Thank you Mr.Bruce

So many wonderful memories of Mr. Bruce at Store 1 and Nordstrom Top Seller events. He was always so kind and made everyone feel special no matter where you fell on the pyramid. Thank you for being an incredible leader. You will be missed tremendously!

Enchanté Greer

Mr. Bruce Leadership Traits

Mr. Bruce was one of the most inspirational, genuine and kindest people I have had the good fortune to know and learn from. This is something I have had for many years and it’s always a reminder how simple things can be if we just keep them that way. Thank you for making us all...

Michelle Korb

NYC Store Opening 2019

Mr. Bruce, your smile lit up a room. Thank you for the kindness and inspirational you shared with all of those around you.

Debbie Dimich

Recognition of a Three Decade Career

My wife Cici and I are forever grateful to the Nordstrom Family for a chance to grow with the Company from 5 stores in 1969 to more than 100 when we completed our 31 year career in 2000.

Darrel & Cici Hume

Bruce loved dogs

Years ago, my partner was building a deck at Julie and Erik’s beach house. My big mutt Hank decided to take off down the beach and ran straight to Bruce and Jeannie’s place. By the time I caught up with him, he was practically in Bruce’s lap being told what a great dog he was....

Terri Naughton

Inspired me to be a “lifer!”

I grew up watching my mother work for Nordstrom, a company that she loved and respected. When I joined Nordstrom six and a half years ago, I felt like I was following in her footsteps. I remember reading Mr. Bruce’s book “Leave It Better Than You Found It” during the first days of my commute...

Crystal Eve

Lasting Impressions

When I was 19, I started my career opening the Santa Barbara location in Kids Shoes. During the new store opening we were blessed to have Mr. Bruce and Blake there for kick off meetings. I was so in awe of what a kind and caring man Mr. Bruce was. Over the years I would...

Neely Suter-Leupold

“Leave It Better Than You Found It”

I remember sitting at a table in the Employee Lounge with my New Hire Silver Folder, it was the shiny silver just like the boxes under the Christmas tree everyone wanted to see on Christmas morning. On top of the folder was a book “Leave It Better Than You Found It” by Bruce Nordstrom. When...

An honor

First meeting Mr. Nordstrom at just 19 years old when opening our Puerto Rico store, it was a delight to join him 3 years later when opening the NYC Flagship, a store we all know meant so much.

A Home for Everyone; An honorable Man

Bruce Nordstrom; a reminder of my own grandfather, similar in nature…created a “Home for Everyone”…No matter who you were; you were right at “home.” as a former member of Nordstrom’s BP Fashion Club at The Somerset Collection; I learned early on; the power of community in retail. Our grandfather, also a business owner, had a...

Shiyonna Felder

Rest in Peace Mr. Bruce

I worked as a stock person at Store 1 in the Women’s Shoe Dept. back in the late 1980’s. Erik was the buyer at the time. Mr. Bruce would often come by to see Erik. Mr. Bruce was always kind and very humble in his interactions with me and others in the department. Once I...

Brad Bendix

The Footwear News Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018

This is a photo of 3 generations of the Nordstrom family celebrating Mr. Bruce being recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Footwear News Achievement Awards in NYC. This event is the Oscars of the shoe industry. It was a proud moment for all Nordstrom employees.The first time I saw Mr. Bruce was...

Highlight of my career

Jin Churchill, Nordstrom Event Director, with Mr. Bruce after the NYC Flagship opening on October 24, 2019