WoodsEdge Wools Farm has stayed in business for 37 years because they keep a close eye on customer needs and are willing to diversify. WoodsEdge breeds llamas, alpacas and yaks, creating and selling a range of products including meat, socks, rugs, hats and much more. This three-generation farm also runs an apprenticeship program to educate the next generation of sustainable farming. Next time you are in Stockton, New Jersey, stop by and meet Linda Berry Walker, her son Brent, and their wonderful, hairy extended family. They would love to have you!
AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain is a former marketing executive with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson and consultant to several Fortune 100 companies. Now, as Founder and CEO of CareerFuel.net, she is a social entrepreneur who connects people with the information and inspiration they need in order to get jobs and start businesses. CareerFuel is the only site that gives people what they need to know to find jobs or start businesses plus blogs and short films about real people who made it happen.
A recipient of numerous civic and leadership awards, AnnMarie is a Board member of CFIRA.org, was a participant in the first White House Entrepreneurial Session, the recent WeOwnIt Summit, and the first Alley to the Valley Event. She is also a member of 85Broads and Startup America.
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