From Radio Daze to Ice Cream Dreams!

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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