People you should know 1/28
Monday, January 28, 2002
How long have you lived in Cape Girardeau: 38 years
Original hometown: Cape Girardeau
Education: Bachelor's of Science from Southeast Missouri State University
Community involvement: First Baptist Church, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Downtown Merchants Association.
Professional background: Third generation in family furniture business.
Name a Cape Girardeau businessperson you admire and tell why: My dad, Charles Hutson, because he taught me that the keys to being successful are to always keep a high level of integrity, working hard, maintaining a sense of community, and never forgetting the importance of family.
Last book read: "Dancing Naked in the Minefield," By Dr. Carey Mullis.
What I wanted to be when I was a child: Professional motorcycle racer.
How I chose this career: I think this career chose me.
Biggest obstacle I've overcome and how: Having to grow up and be responsible and still maintain a carefree attitude. I overcame this by trying to let go of the small stuff.
My best advice to someone new in my field: Stay focused.
Hobbies, interests: Motorcycling, bicycling, snowboarding, music.
Accomplishments I'm most proud of: My family. Wife, Jerra and two boys, Alec and Ethan.
Secret ambition: To make a difference.
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