Evie Wexler, Vice President/Secretary, The Little Guys, Glenwood, Ill.
My first job in the CE industry was as a counter person for a chain of stores, Musicraft, which was on par with United Audio, back in the 1970s. My husband worked there too. Then I got pregnant and had two kids. I would fill in for people over the years, but eventually, when my youngest was 12, I went back to work part-time/full-time, roughly 30 hours a week. Then we decided to open our own business (The Little Guys) in 1994.
My parents were pretty big influences in my life. They taught me honesty. They taught me if something is worth doing it’s worth doing right. And I think they taught me independence.
My kids taught me there are people outside of myself that I need to work for; not to earn money, but to make the world a better place and to help others...