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One of twelve children born into a Canadian-immigrant family in Lewiston, Maine, in 1923, Robert Verreault knew both what it was to work hard and dream big. One day in 1031, he walked downtown with his mother to carry bags back home after her shopping. (This was four miles round trip.) When a late model Plymouth approached them, Robert said, “I will have a car like that someday.” His mother answered, “Don’t say that. People like us don’t have cars.” But, Robert felt differently. “Even as a boy, I wanted to be a business man and I knew I could make my dreams come true.” Robert would have many new cars when he grew up. Business Boy to Business Man is his story of how that all came about.
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As a business boy, Robert Verreault started a number of enterprises. Among them were selling bleach water and apples. In his late teens, he learned to be a machinist and served as a “Sea Bee” on Iwo Jima. Upon is return to the US in 1946, he launched his dream: to have a business of his own. In 1972, his flourishing Diamond Machine Shop burned to the ground. Robert kept his company in operation using borrowed spaces. “We didn’t renege on a single contract!” Robert was named Maine Small Business Man of the Year in 1975. In 1982, the Maine legislature recognized him for his Business Acumen. Robert married Cécile Rodrigue in 1952 and they raised two daughters. Lisa Verreault Ricker and Mona Verreault Cocciardi. They had four grandchildren. Robert died on October 6, 2011.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1492890820