Theme: When Your Family Business Becomes Your Identity
Summary: A daughter in her family’s lumber business finds satisfaction and fun as she develops her leadership role within the business and in her community.
Featured Guest: Ann Marie Chilcutt, New Home Building Stores
“No day is the same…which is something that I love so much. I can be in sales all day…or traveling around to different sites..or learning payroll and all the behind the scenes stuff. I tell people I do what needs to be done.”
“Everywhere I go, I realize that I’m not Ann-Marie Chillcut anymore-I’m New Home Building Stores. There are not a lot of young people in Columbus (Mississippi). People see me as a future leader of the city.”
“Working with men is a huge adjustment-for them. These men have never worked with a woman before. They don’t know if you’re going to be a prissy person or if you’re going to work hard. The men that I now work with are becoming some of my greatest friends.”