Two weeks ago, while attending a Chamber of Commerce event, we enjoyed a barbecue as we networked our way around the event. For dessert, we were told to visit the ‘Inside Scoop’ table for the good stuff.
As I approached, the young lady behind the table exclaimed: “Oh my gosh…Steve!“
“Hillary!” (I was amazed that I actually remembered, as my brain is usually as dependable as an Etch-A-Sketch on a bumpy road).
She smiled as I held out my hand to shake hers. Hillary had been a 15-year-old intern at a radio station I worked at a decade ago. She was a dedicated, mature, talented young lady who worked so hard (for free) that she earned her own radio shift!
Having ‘retired’ from radio in 2001, I hadn’t seen her in many years, and here she was scooping ice cream with a smile.
“You work here now?”, I asked.
“I own the place”, she replied.
A week later, there I was at her Bedford NH establishment for a business meeting.
|Owner Hillary (l) and team member Katelyn (r)|
For years, she told me, she’d wanted to open her own ice cream shop (they’ve got GREAT sandwiches and light fare too).
Now, in her mid-20’s, she’s working hard, has a clear vision and has surrounded herself with people who believe in her dream.
I am even more proud of her now than I was back in our radio days.
Congratulations Hillary, you’ve earned a double-scoop of my respect and admiration!
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