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After working in the outdoor advertising industry in Chicago for 10 years, Candice Simons set out to explore opportunities in New York City. She soon had several job offers, but also faced a dilemma. “One path was leading me to these really amazing companies where I could have flourished, but I opted to take a chance and start my own company,” the Northville native recalls.
The all-too-frequent complaint of stale and underperforming websites, largely coming from smaller businesses, was the catalyst that led Wesley Mathews and a partner to form High Level Marketing in 2009 to serve customers who were starving for e-commerce know-how. “Early on I had a lot of experience with small businesses and I listened to what they were doing well,” Mathews says.
Matthew J. Farrell was just 15 years old when his father passed away, but his dad had already taught Matthew many life lessons. Among them: If possible, avoid the auto industry. While the senior Farrell spent his entire career as an automotive supplier, he much preferred building his dream home on a lake north of Detroit.