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“My father emigrated from Mexico seven years before I was born,” he said. Gamez was one of five children in a struggling working-class family, growing up “on what you could say was in the lower income bracket, where the possibility of receiving a good education was shaky.”   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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Every once in a while you run across someone who has a talent that seems so natural, it’s as if they were put on this earth just for that purpose . . . meet Judy Guido.   More
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Judy Altmaier

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Talk about a woman in a man’s world, Judy Altmaier is the epitome of that. It’s one thing for women to hold executive positions, and more are reaching the top rung, but you won’t find too many who head up a division that specializes in manufacturing machinery.   More
Monday, October 14, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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IT ISN’T TOO OFTEN THAT WE COME across an individual like Ken Hutcheson. On the outside he is warm, engaging and charming. However, under his skin lies a savvy, dedicated businessperson.   More
Friday, May 15, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Ken Melrose

Toro Company

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In the winter of 1979/80, mild weather and lack of snow caused the Toro Company warehouses to pile up with snow blowers.    More
Monday, April 21, 2008

Ken Mills

Rain Bird

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A no-nonsense person with a passion for the irrigation business, Ken Mills has essentially spent his entire professional career with one company.    More
Monday, April 21, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Kurt Kluznik - Yardmaster, Inc.

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Kurt Kluznik grew up in a mom and pop nursery business in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked in the nursery and when he was old enough, he started his own landscape business.    More
Monday, March 1, 2004

Landon Reeve IV - Chapel Valley

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Landon Reeve loves plants. Always has. That?s a continual thread that runs through his life, despite the challenges he has undertaken. While in high school, he had a part-time summer job working in a perennial wholesale nursery.    More
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 JAMES HAMES

Larry DeWitt - The DeWitt Company

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Larry DeWitt built a $30 million a year landscape fabric manufacturing company from the ground up. One could say he was lucky, or perhaps he was in the right place at the right time, but Ive known him for more than 20 years, and I can tell you it wasnt luck; it was his passion.   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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LARRY SARVER ALWAYS ENVISIONED himself as a businessman. Even as a young boy growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was selling Christmas cards door to door, or flowers from a rock garden, or when he was mowing customers' lawns, in his mind he was a businessman.    More
Saturday, December 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN