The one message that stuck with Jim Guy ever since he was a young boy growing up in Cleveland, Ohio was the importance of getting an education. That was the path he needed to follow to a bright future.
The conversation about racism and the fight for equality was very prominent in his childhood home. And while decades have passed since those moments, Guy finds it disheartening to know that the issue of racial injustice is still something that needs to be talked about.
People are going to get angry. Guy knew it was a message that had merit and if he could be a part of something to plant the seed for change, it was something he should do — no matter how difficult it could be. In free dating services Yonkers NY years leading up to the talk with Davis, Guy had seen young Black Lexington KY women for dating like Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice get shot and killed, and the list of young Black men and women being senselessly murdered was much longer.
As Guy a date in Lincoln it, the racial anxiety in the country was at a high point and it appeared opening the dialogue about race, using his experiences, could make an impact. Guy was ed at that first discussion Vermont dating guide the Peterborough Library by Grace Aldrich and Doug Sutherland, and over the last three years, Guy has shared his experiences as a Black man to countless audiences in an effort to both further the discussion and aid in the education of others.
I makes me feel really sad it has to be this way. He got good grades and planned to pursue a college degree.
Growing date locations in Petersburg in the city with 1, students in his graduating class, Guy looked to get away from Cleveland to a smaller school. He majored in chemistry and wanted to work in a laboratory. He graduated in and landed a job at Lubrizol, a specialty chemicals company in Cleveland where he worked during the summer in college.
He found the listing in the newspaper, through an employment agency. It was at Lubrizol that Guy discovered something — he hated working in a lab. So inhe went to work for Pfizer, but on the best Hickory to get to know a girl side of the operation.
His territory would include all six New England states, so it meant a move to Holliston, Massachusetts. He had never sold chemicals before, but he knew all about what he was selling.
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He returned to Massachusetts in and spent the next seven years working for Ventron Corporation, selling to research laboratories. Then he had an idea of starting his own company, producing all organic chemicals. He had a lot of experience in the sales and production side and at the time, because of Affirmative Action, businesses were looking to purchase from minority owned businesses.
He reached out to Lancaster Synthesis in Lancaster, Free trial phone chat Boise with his idea.
Lancaster had established themselves in the European organic chemical market, but had yet to branch out to the United States. Instead he got a job offer to open an office in the U. He hired two others to start and the business steadily grew over his 14 years with the company, so much so that there were 30 people based in the U. But unlike some of his first couple jobs where his race gave him a leg up in the hiring process, his hiring by Meet men from Oceanside CA was based solely on his experience.
After a decade and a half, Guy felt the need to make another move. A friend of his in Toronto, Ravi Gukathasan, make dating Fort Collins CO again started Digital Specialty Chemicals, which handled unique, air-sensitive chemicals, among other things, and eventually offered Guy a job.
The position came with a 50 percent pay cut for Guy, so in exchange, Guy received a stake in the company.
Since he would be working from home with his sales territory spanning the globe, traveling around the U. The garage looked like it was one heavy snowfall away from collapsing, but it was perfect. Two years later they built a new garage with an office in the back.
Guy spent more than 20 years with Digital Specialty, working his way up to president before officially retiring last March. Things just kept growing.
I was very lucky. In retirement, Guys has taken up things like learning Spanish — via Skype. He had been on a Rotary trip to Nicaragua in and wanted to learn more of the language because he hopes to take naughty Norfolk VA dating volunteer trips to Central and South America in the future, once possible.
Because of the nature of his job, Guy has been all around the world.
And just before COVID hit, he took a trip that brought him to Antarctica via Argentina, checking the seventh and final continent off his list. Guy has also got involved in his community, currently serving on the Dublin Community Center board of directors Fort Collins from dating naked is a member of the Monadnock Rotary Club, filling the role as president in And it was in Dublin that eventually, after 20 years, he had that first conversation about race.
That included vigils in Dublin and Peterborough in which Guy took part.
Guy thinks back to his parents and their view of the Civil Rights movement in the country. Life was hard for them, but they did everything they could to persevere — just like he did.