Meet the Team

Chuck Mires, Co-owner/Operator - Chuck has been engraving for many years. As a US NAVY Veteran he has been a machinist for more than 30 years and ran many engraving shops both on board US NAVY ships and US NAVY shore commands. "I am very much a perfectionist and take great pride in each and every job no matter it’s size. Rest assured that whether it be a $20.00 order, or a $2000.00 order, it will be the very best it can be.”   

Julie Mires, Co-owner/Operator - “I believe every day of our lives leads us closer to our destiny, and I am exactly where I’m supposed to be.” Prior to opening Enchanted Memories, Custom Engraving & Unique Gifts I worked in Graphic Art and Design and spent many years working in Accounting. Enchanted Memories came from an idea that Chuck and I had, we do what we love and enjoy and we do it together. We have met so many fabulous people because we deal with them directly and we truly appreciate them all. We set our standards very high and you will be more than pleased… we guarantee it!”

Duchess de Bordeaux, Enchantress - Duchess is our special girl and enjoys spending her days with her mom and dad at Enchanted Memories, Custom Engraving & Unique Gifts. She is a rescue and spent the first years of her life as a "Breeder" in a puppy mill somewhere in southwest Missouri. For months this sweet gentle giant was scared of the smallest things, things most dogs aren't at all bothered by. She wouldn't wag her tail or bark or even look at you. She was nothing but a shell longing for someone to trust and longing for someone to love her. She has been a part of our team for two and a half years and oh, the difference in our sweet baby girl. She has come leaps and bounds and acts more and more like a "dog" each and every day. From time to time she will even come out to greet a customer hoping for a little pet on her head. We are so proud of our Duchess and so happy to have been blessed with the rescue of this Dogue de Bordeaux. Click here to be her friend on Facebook, she would be thrilled to have you!

Lady Bertie Bee Lincolnshire, Company Comedian - Also a rescue, our English Bulldog Bertie Bee came to us in September of 2012. She, unlike Duchess, is a rescue with a bubbly personality and is filled with more joy for life than any animal we've ever known. She is funny, sweet and loves her toys more than anything! She too enjoys being part of our team and loves to meet new people every day. We have visitors from all over the country that return during each trip to Branson to see our sweet Bertie Bee. You can't meet her without falling absolutely in love with her. 

Sir Laxerus Maximus, Customer Relations Executive - "Max" is our latest K-9 rescue. He was dirty, unkempt, underdeveloped, underweight and filled with hookworms when he found his forever home. He joined our team in December 2013 and though he has required some "work", we can't imagine our days without him. He loves each and every customer and loves meeting new people. He was a bit of a juvenile delinquent when he found us but through training and "work" he has discovered that life doesn't have to be so darned difficult. He shares his Facebook page with his sister Bertie Bee and they would love to have you follow their silly Bulldog antics! 

We believe every animal deserves a loving forever home, a home where they are considered family. We have a wishing well set up inside our storefront for folks to donate to our cause. The sign above it reads, "Give a Penny, Make a Wish, Save a Life", and at the end of the year we match the funds from all of those wishes and donate it to Faithful Friends Animal Advocates in Neosho, Missouri. Duchess and Bertie Bee both called this rescue home prior to finding us. We are honored to help animals in need and if you are too, feel free to send your wishes and donations to:

Enchanted Memories, Custom Engraving & Unique Gifts
106 W. Main Street, Branson, Missouri 65616