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Week 31

Chris Reeve; Cutting Edge Cabinets
Ralph Pribyl; Diverse Global Sourcing

Chris Reeve and Chuck Genereux, owners of Cutting Edge Cabinets in Maple Lake, hosted the CEO class and talked about the custom cabinet industry. They encouraged the class to watch their efficiency when starting a business and realize that ontime delivery is always important. They encouraged students to look at all aspects of a business when they want to expand rather than finding a different business. Finally, they told students that you can’t ever hold a grudge in a partnership, “One day you’ll do more and the next day you’re partner will do more. It’s just how it works.”

Ralph Pribyl told the students that he “used the tools in his toolbox” when he began making snowmobile parts for Arctic Cat almost 30 years ago. Ralph told the students that many times life is about being at the right place at the right time, but cautioned them to not go too far out on a limb when starting a business. Students thoroughly enjoyed seeing a few products Ralph has helped bring to market and hearing the stories behind them.


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