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Alan Porter

Jaden Kanga Group


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It was his search for adventure which led the then 21-year old Alan Porter to move to Australia. Upon completion of his fitting and turning apprenticeship (similar to machinist)...    More
 
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Alex Shigo


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Dubbed the “father of modern arboriculture,” Dr. Alex Shigo has spent most of his adult life studying, lecturing, dissecting and writing about trees.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 2004

B. GEORGE & ROB BEAUSOLEIL


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B. George Beausoleil is a salesman, first and foremost, but the road to this success came more from his business acumen and his foresight.    More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Barbara and John Stropko


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When Barbara first met John Stropko, she said, "I was crazy about him." Almost 30 years later, they are still joined at the hip. In fact, I would say the Stropkos are living a life they love. They are in love with each other, in love with nature, in love with art, and in love with their business. So their business, New Desert Gallery, Inc., is truly a labor of love.   More
 
Friday, February 14, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Barrett Ersek


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When Ersek was 12 years old, he wanted a dirt bike motorcycle, but his dad wouldn’t buy it for him. “My dad told me I could have anything I wanted; I just had to work hard and save my money,” he said. “I was really eager to get a job so I could buy my motorcycle."   More
 
Friday, November 15, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Bernardo Luciano - Central Irrigation Supply


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One thing about Bernardo Luciano -- when it comes to the irrigation business, he's been there . . . done that. It takes a special type of person to make things happen.    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Joy Lepree

Bill Locklin


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Known as the granddaddy of the landscape lighting market, Bill Locklin passed away yesterday (12-18-07). He was 86 years old. Locklin was the leading figure who created the low-voltage market single-handedly.    More
 
Saturday, December 1, 2007

BLAKE SMITH


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While still quite young, Blake Smith and his brother were instilled with a very strong work ethic by their father. That work ethic, combined with passion, has driven Smith to exceed the goals he set for himself, and accomplished them before he reached the age of 40.    More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Bob Babcock

NDS


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When you find yourself digging a hole, quit digging. Simple, yet sound advice from a man who has learned that balance is the key to success in both your business and personal life.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Bob Dobson


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Bob Dobson was raised in Middletown, New Jersey, where his family has lived for the past 157 years. He went to high school there, and then to a local college on a math scholarship. “In those days, I thought I wanted to be a high school math teacher,” said Dobson.   More
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN