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Good Morning Livingston’s shares the stories of three Entrepreneur’s Business Adventures


It was an entertaining morning at Cleary University’s Johnson Center on Tuesday, May 9th. Three local entrepreneurs shared their stories of success and struggle and discovery within their business careers.








Tim and Susie Clausnitzer of Brighton NC Machine
Tim and Susie (brother and sister) spoke of the history of the family company, started by her father, Jack Clausnitzer, a German immigrant who fell in love with Livingston County when he was the first exchange student at Brighton High School. The commitment of their father to the business and their mother to the family, forged a true family business operation that continues to grow in Brighton, supporting the automotive industry as well as aviation and beyond.







Kirsten Pagacz of Retro-a-go-go!
Kirsten gave us an entertaining look at the evolution of a now international retail company that started as a conversation at her kitchen table. From the idea of producing jewelry with a kitschy pop culture twist, the Pagacz household was quickly turning into a warehouse. In order to gain control of a booming business with accounts from GM, Ford and Chrylser, Kirsten and her husband had to expand to a Howell store and website.  The storefront in downtown Howell as well as their online presence is impressive.








Rick Scofield of SCORE
A long-time business owner in the Howell area, Rick acts as well as a business counselor for SCORE. The stories he shared in his adventures in guidance with local business owners were fascinating and inspiring.

May’s Good Morning Livingston is proudly sponsored by SCORE

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