The retired CEO of Dollar General will discuss his book, My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company. The book discussion takes place Tuesday June 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse. Turner's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.
Free tickets are available online at www.warrenpl.org/tickets. For more information, call 270.781.4882 or visit Warren County Public Library website. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
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