Where'd you get that name?
Though unusual, Bel-Jean Copy/Print came by its name in a rather simple way. Our shop opened in the summer of 1983 by businessman, Ammon Belleman (that’s the Bel-). His wife and partner in business was Jean (that’s the Jean). Mr. Belleman and his wife already owned a similar shop in College Park, Maryland, and he was looking for a location within easy driving distance of his beloved retirement home in Hilton Head, SC. He visited several college towns closer to Hilton Head, but, in the end, he just fell in love with Athens, Georgia. He found a great location on Broad Street in downtown Athens and then all he needed was a great assistant…
I fell in love with Athens and The University of Georgia as a child and never considered any other place for my college degree. I came to the University of Georgia in 1972 from Monticello, Georgia. Both of my parents attended UGA as did all four of my siblings. I graduated magna cum laude in 1976 from the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and immediately began to look for work that would allow me to make my home in Athens. I worked for The Athens Banner-Herald and Daily News, Colonial Press and the wonderful Athens Observer Newspaper before I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Belleman when he was looking for a manager for his new store in 1983. I am so happy that he chose me to work with him and learn this business that I enjoy so much.
I managed the business from 1983 to 1990 and then bought out the business in 1990. I briefly considered changing the name, but decided that the unusual name fit our special niche in Athens. I am so happy to be able to be apart of this great community and to be able to work with so many great organizations that make up this town.
After 34 years, I still enjoy helping people solve their problems. I love to find a “better way” for my business customers and help them spend time growing their own businesses instead of fighting the office copier. We work hard to be a good partner for all of our clients.
Julie McLeod, owner
Our Service Commitment
At Bel-Jean Copy/Print, we strive to be a good partner for every customer. We want to help you find the most cost-effective way to do your job and look for alternatives when the cost exceeds your budget. We will take the time to learn about your business and your special requirements so that every job we do for you is just the way you like it.
Go Green with Bel-Jean!
We at Bel-Jean Copy/Print Center have made a commitment to do our part to preserve our precious natural resources for future generations. We are avid recyclers and have received the Small Business Recycler of the Year Award.
We are committed to stocking papers that meet the standards of environmental stewardship set by the national and international organizations listed below. These designations indicate sustainable forestry practices and an environmentally friendly chain of custody process.
All stock papers at Bel-Jean Copy/Print Center are certified by one or more of these designations.