The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, with the help of Benton Gas Systems, recognizes women in the community who represent their business or organization well. So many leaders leaders have unique backgrounds and stories, and the chamber would like to share those stories.
Heather Wiles, Owner: L & J CyclesQ: What is a general description of your duties as the Owner of L&J Cycles?
A: “As the owner, I am all over the place! I take care of all of the marketing and bookkeeping functions, ordering & receiving parts, sales and finance, parts, accessories, and apparel Sales, showroom set-up, and I even help in the service department when needed! When in person meetings start again I will be the networking person as well!”
Q: How long have you envisioned owning your own business?
A: “I grew up in a family business, so owning my own business has always been in the back of my mind. Travis and I have always talked about owning our own business together and have been working very hard over the past 3 years to make this business become a dream come true!”
Q: What is your favorite aspect of your job? (What gets you out of bed in the morning?)
A: “Well there’s two! The fact that I get to go to work with my best friend, my husband every day! Plus we get to help other riders that truly need help. That’s why we started this business — to help riders in our area that weren’t getting the help they truly needed, and to bring the FUN back to the sport!”
Q: What is one piece of advice you live by as a business leader?
A: “Treat everyone the same, and in our business I don’t sell anything that I wouldn’t ride or I wouldn’t put my own children on!”
Do you know someone awesome that should be shared on the next Women in Business Wednesday? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chamber supports and promotes all business leaders in the community and want highlight as many leaders as possible.