An Interview With Margee Witt

Did you know that Blaisdell’s is a woman-owned business? I recently had the chance to ask Margee about her experiences as the owner of the company – check out her insights below!

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Did you know that Blaisdell’s is a woman-owned business? I recently had the chance to ask Margee about her experiences as the owner of the company – check out her insights below!

What does being a business owner mean to you?

It means a lot of responsibility! Not only making sure the business is on track, but also making sure our employees are doing well. I feel like the mother of the group and am very protective of our team! But it also means that I can run this business the way I feel it should be run. Risk and reward. It’s challenging and I love a challenge.

What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?

No doubt it would be my mother. Not that she ever worked in the business arena, or at least not in my lifetime. But she’s always encouraged me to work hard and do my best.  She’s especially been supportive of my entrepreneurial spirit. She would have loved to have had her own business. Still at 91 years old, she sends me business ideas and sales leads!  My mother is always in the back of my mind – I can hear her words whenever I don’t have a ready answer. She always taught me to be kind to people, firm in my beliefs, never brag, always be humble, and to live life in gratitude. Never take anything or anyone for granted and always thank God. I apply those values to my work.

What is one thing you have learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years? 

Hard work pays off. I truly feel that if you’re passionate about your work and are diligent and honest, a great outcome is inevitable. Money has never been a motivator for me.

What is your favorite aspect of your work and/or of the company?

My favorite aspect of my work is being with our team. I love these guys. I cannot say enough how much I enjoy our daily interaction, be it with our drivers, or the sales team or accounting, all of them! Everyone is on the same page and path for success. We all focus on doing what’s best for our customers. That thought is always at the forefront of our minds.

Also, it’s a really positive environment at work. And our new office is so beautiful and bright – it just feels good. Plus we all love to eat really well here!

What do you like to do outside of work for fun?

I’m really a homebody. I like to putter in my garden and cook for my family. But mostly I like to play golf. My husband and I play most weekends. We have a standard bet and he almost always lets me win 🙂