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Managing 17 Sendik’s stores with her three brothers is no easy task. But Margaret Harris – whose family lineage goes back a few generations in Wisconsin – does it with her community in mind. Buying and styling goods to sell in the stores’ home department, and also overseeing interior design, brings her joy.
Harris also handles store donations to Wisconsinbased charities. Among her favorites is Honor Flight, which fl ies heroes to memorials in Washington, D.C. “We have a lot of vets who work with us and shop at our stores,” says Harris. Another initiative? A portion of corsage and boutonniere sales goes to local schools through Sendik’s Gives Back.
“Work is work, but it’s up to you to make it satisfying and fun.” – Margaret Harris, Co-owner, Sendik’s Food Market
Q&A With Margaret Harris
How are you a force within your community?
“I really enjoy being on boards that benefit Wisconsin and the communities we live in. I like to keep our charitable giving in Wisconsin”
What is your life purpose?
“ I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people, especially women, advance in their jobs and careers. I try to help out in any way I can to make that happen.”