The Humble Entrepreneur

Lester Zehr is quick to share credit for an inspiration success story.

Lester Zehr has what you might call a balanced view of life. He’s grateful for the successes life has brought him; he’s quick to share the credit; and he chuckles when he tells stories of the less than successful ventures he’s been involved in.

He’s also astounded that, decades after the stores that bear his name were sold to Westons, there are still dozens of Zehr’s stores around. He should know – today, at age 84, he and his wife Elva still shop at Zehr’s.

Read full story from the Exchange Magazine, Vol. 28 No.3, January/Feburary 2011. Download .pdf here.