In this fascinating biography of the woman behind the wildly successful line of natural skin care products known as Burt's Bees, veteran journalist Phyllis Austin provides insight into Roxanne Quimby s background, her determination, and her desire to protect Maine s wilderness by establishing a national park in the north woods. Born in Massachusetts, Roxanne Quimby made herself a success. She changed a roadside honey stand into a juggernaut company worth hundreds of millions of dollars before selling it to Clorox in 2007. She then turned her attention to her longstanding interest: conservation. Quimby has purchased more than 120, 000 acres of Maine forest to preserve it. Not everyone in the Katahdin region welcomed Quimby s efforts with open arms, and this well-researched book chronicles the ups and downs of Roxanne s quest for a national park in a way no other book has.Burta#39;s Beesa#39; first employee manual was a long time coming. The fivepage document, written by ... A graduate of Syracuse University, she had earned a mastera#39;s degree in business from the University of South Florida. Renee had worked foranbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing - 2015-06-19|