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A Legacy – And a Business

from Crain’s Chicago Business

By Becky Beaupre Gillespie

Kay Laube Benson’s business selling children’s musical programs launched four years ago, but it was a generation in the making. And it’s been a journey that is as much about the lessons and love passed from mother to daughter as it is a testament to entrepreneurial determination.

More than a half century ago, Ms. Benson’s mother was running a home-based preschool in Connecticut, writing her own material for the programs her students performed for their parents.

ā€œIf she couldn’t find the music, she just wrote her own,ā€ says Ms. Benson, 58, of Winnetka.
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