Goal set high for business donation effort
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A Hugo resident is doing all he can to ensure that small businesses in the community stick around once this pandemic is behind us.
Mike Roberts, who is originally from North Carolina, is no stranger to small business. At the young age of 5, he remembers helping out with his parents’ small business. When Roberts was a senior in high school, his parents’ business of 30 years went under and they had to file for bankruptcy.
“My parents lost everything … They ended up having to work at a competitor in Atlanta, which was like four to five hours away (from home) during the week. So, my senior year of high school I was living alone for most part,” he recalled. “I’m very infinitely and acutely aware of the sacrifices that go into running a small business.”