Perry students visit 50 Strong

LIMA — Twenty-two students, mostly seniors from Perry High School, recently heard about 50 Strong, a local business that supplies water bottles to Walmart and Amazon.

The students heard from the owners, who took a different path to success.

Ashley Thompson started out as a lawyer and then a manufacturing business owner. Brendan, Ashley’s husband and partner, is a mechanical engineer but now prefers to use his business and analytical skills as a co-owner of 50 Strong.

The message to the Perry High School students from both Ashley and Brendan was that it was OK for your career to change directions as you search for your passion and keep on learning.

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