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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.

“If she couldn’t find the music, she just wrote her own,” says Ms. Benson, 58, of Winnetka.
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