May 31st, 2018
PHILADELPHIA - WITH LESS THAN 24 HOURS REMAINING in her career, I sat down with Brenda Rice-a key player in the current success of Clemens, a renowned commercial construction company based in Center City Philadelphia since 1979.
Sometimes referred to as "Miss Brenda" by young colleagues, Ms. Rice often announces her arrival to conversations by calling her co- workers' names from 15 feet away. Easily recognizable by her colorful fashion and peddling of large quantities of fresh fruit, Ms. Rice is one of the company's most highly sought-after employees (likely be- cause she is the sole distributor of weekly paychecks. Below she shares shocking details of not only her career, but also her future as a retiree.