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“My Mother, The Country Grocer” Wins This Round of Business Channel Challenge!

by Mary Emma Allen on December 21st, 2007

The Home Biz Notes post, My Mother, The Country Grocer, won this round of the b5 Business Channel’s “Apprentice” type challenge, an ongoing 8-week contest, with a different version each week.  This week we were to tell the prototype business owner, Kay, a success story. 

I chose to relate the story of my mom, who influenced many people throughout her years as a country grocer, and hoped this would inspire Kay and others.  As I wrote about Mother, I realized (as I said in one of my comments at the post):

I think we all can find inspiring stories within our families. I hope, with this story, I encourage others to look at their lives and the people they know. Someone, somewhere has inspired them in a way they may not realize at first.

Runner-up in this week’s contest was Biz Chicks Rule with the post, What Keeps Me Going When I Need Inspiration.  This is their second week in a row, either coming in first or as a runner-up!

What inspiring stories do you have among your family and friends that encourage you? Let us know about them!

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POSTED IN: Personal Experience, Success Stories

4 opinions for “My Mother, The Country Grocer” Wins This Round of Business Channel Challenge!

  • Yvonne Russell
    Dec 21, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations, Mary Emma… an inspirational story.

  • Kelly
    Dec 22, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Congrats, Mary Emma! I thought this was a nice story - it was really inspirational because it was so… normal. I agree with you that sometimes you don’t have to look far to find inspiration. When you see someone that does what they love to do and puts a lot of heart into it, that’s inspiration.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Dec 22, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks so much, Kelly, for the compliments about Mother’s story. As I began to write, the story just seemed to tell itself…or perhaps just needed to be told. I’m so pleased it has inspired others.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Dec 22, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks, Yvonne, for your congratulations, too. Mother’s story has made me realize, as well, that we often don’t value people in our lives enough.

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