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By Kevin Haas
Rock River Current
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Business: Lawn Care by Walter
Owner: Debbie Walter
Location: 4235 Perryville Road, Chery Valley (Note: Moving to Meridian Road later this year)
On the web: lcbwalter.com
About the business: Lawn Care by Walter, which has been in business for 36 years and will soon expand to a new location, is a total site management company. They handle everything from fertilization and tree care to mosquito abatement, landscaping and hardscaping, snow removal and other services.
“The most pride that I take is our customer service,” Walter said.
What’s it like being a female business owner in the Stateline?
“It’s different because the business that we’re in is a different industry compared to a lot of other industries where women work in there. I’m constantly learning new things. I have great employees who help me get through the day. They teach me a lot. It’s challenging at times but it’s exciting as well.”
What advice would you give to a woman interested in starting her own business?
“Yes it can be challenging. But there’s a lot of women out there that have the time (and) the talent. I encourage them to try it.”
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What has been your biggest support system as a business owner?
“Other organizations that I work with. Other women in those organizations, and I would say my employees as well. They give me a lot of encouragement and they give me a lot of hope.”