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Todd Bloom


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Todd Bloom grew up in a small town in the Pennsylvania Dutch community in Philadelphia. He was instilled with a wonderful set of values that he feels has carried him through to this day. He, like most kids, liked adventure. Unlike most high school kids, Bloom decided to spend his senior year abroad, as an exchange student. “It was a terrific way to do some traveling, to see and understand how different and diverse this world is,” said Bloom.   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Tom Jessen


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Jessen went to a small country school, with 12 grades in 12 rooms. He attended Indiana State University, but when he ran out of money he had to move back home and take a job working on a punch press to earn enough to complete his education.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TOM PENNING


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When Tom Penning graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, he and three buddies took a long “spring break” and went to Florida for some vacation time. Since he had no idea of what career path he wanted to pursue, his focus was just to kick back in the Florida sun and take things as they come. After a while, he realized that he had to work, so why not look for work in Florida, where the sun shines most of the time, he thought. That’s what Penning did and he never went back home. “I wanted to get away from Ohio, because I was tired of snow,” said Penning. He stayed for 22 years.   More
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

TOM SUPER


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TOM SUPER IS HIS NAME AND HE has made a super start in becoming a successful entrepreneur in the landscape business.   More
 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

TONY BASS


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In a business like landscaping where people come from all walks of life, Tony Bass is a breath of fresh air. Many of us meander into this business— some are born into it, but with Bass it was planned.   More
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Travis Freeman


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Travis Freeman remembers going out on sales calls with his father when he was a little boy. He would listen intently, and loved it when his father demonstrated the vacuum cleaners he was selling. It seems that ever since he was a little kid, all Freeman ever wanted to do was to be in business for himself.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

VALERIE STEELE

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There are some people who do excellent work but really don’t want to be leaders; they would rather follow. That’s not Valerie Steele.    More
 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ARON GREEN

VINCE NOLLETTI

Paige Electric


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As an immigrant teen-ager, Vince Nolletti arrived in the United States barely able to speak English. He picked up the language in junior high school, went on to college, where he earned his degree, and now, as they say, is living the American dream.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Warren Thoma


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WHEN WARREN THOMA WAS discharged from the Army in 1976, he was 24 years old. Married and the father of a twomonth old baby, he didn’t have a clue as to what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. But, being a sharp young man, it didn’t take him long to figure out his calling.   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Wayne Miller

Century Rain Aid


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In 1987, Wayne Miller, was heading up his own consulting firm when Century Rain Aid, with eight branches in four states, offered him a position. They were looking for someone who could develop and implement the business and computer systems that would enable the company to continue growing.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008