At Optimal Printing, ‘It Takes a Family’
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At Optimal Printing, ‘It Takes a Family’

Nyla Monlouis, left, receives an award from Rotarians Milagros Romero, Liz Goggins and Sandra Leung. (Submitted photo) Optimal Printing, located at the corner of the strip mall in the Sunny Isle Annex, opened its doors in 2016 to a host of clients on St. Croix. The family business is in high demand, with printing jobs from government agencies and private businesses, schools, banks, churches and artists. Clients in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and the U.S. mainland are also among Optimal Printing’s customers. “My dream was always to become an entrepreneur,” owner and operator Nyla Monlouis said. “My two brothers majored in accounting, so I followed in their footsteps. I wanted my own accounting firm. I had no idea I would become passionate about printing.” “I was born on the beautiful island of St. Lucia and migrated with my family to St. Croix in 2002 and I graduated from the St. Croix Educational Complex High School in 2004,” Monlouis said. Monlouis began working at the Subway sandwich shop in Orange Grove, Christiansted with the intention of finishing college at the same time. Instead, she became the store manager at Subway and remained there for four years. Monlouis was serving […]

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