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Alum’s Marina is Top Family Business in Wisconsin

Steve Charles—Just finished fact-checking a story I wrote for the upcoming issue of Wabash Magazine about Tom Whowell ’62, who, with his family, owns and operates Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, the largest full-service marina on Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake.

Tom gave me a tour of the place and a generous and fascinating interview last summer, at which time Gordy’s had earned special recognition as one of the top family businesses in the state. But that was old news: Gordy’s was just named the top medium-sized family-owned business in Wisconsin for 2010.

Another example of why we always check—and re-check—our facts!

Congratulations to Tom and his family.

Our story about Tom — "The Classic Entrepreneurial Attitude"—is being published in the Spring 2010 edition of WM, in mailboxes late July.