Category : Cover Story

Smoothing out the Rough Spots

“What do you do when the family business gets thrust into your lap unexpectedly?” Karen Galebach Haldeman asked. “You do a lot of soul searching, praying, and decision making!” Galebach’s Floor Finishing, Inc. was founded in 1924 by John K….

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A Brand All Her Own

Branding can be defined as the promise a business makes to its customer: what that customer can expect of a business’s products and services and what makes that business different from its competitors. It reflects who the business owner is…

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Success by the Numbers

Numbers have always fascinated me,” Tonya McGee, COO of BVFR & Associates, LLC, said. “But I never imagined I would become an investment banker.” Her career began as a licensed cosmetologist and, as she calls herself, a “serial entrepreneur.” It…

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Comfortable Surroundings

Spending time in a place that makes you feel calmer and more relaxed can have a remarkable effect on your state of mind—and probably no one understands that better than Anita Yoder, president and owner of Heritage Design Interiors, Inc….

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It Takes a Great Team to Pull Off a Great Event

“As anyone knows when you are in a customer service-related industry, the customers’ needs always come first,” Kristie Barney with Hospitality Management Corporation said. “So even though I may have work piling up on my desk, if the phone rings,…

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Marilyn L. Bowers

When Marilyn L. Bowers, diversity liaison for Quandel Construction, Inc., was 10 years old, her parents divorced, leaving her mother to face some challenging times as a single parent. “Like most families with one parent, I was a witness early…

0 Comments / 131 View / May 26, 2014