Meet Your Neighbor: Mary Hester, owner of Queen Creek sewing alteration business

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Your name: Mary Hester

Business name: All Mary’s Treasures LLC

Town/neighborhood: Meridian, Queen Creek, AZ

Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Personal background highlights: Taught all crafts at a young age by my mother.

Professional background highlights: Taught knitting and crocheting at Michaels for 2 years

What I do: Retired and home business of sewing alterations, knitting, crocheting and sewing

What I like most about doing business here: meeting all different types of people. I like putting smiles on everyone face to help make their day brighter

Changes I’d like to see in this area: Maybe more trees

What am I promoting: Myself and my sewing alteration business.

What I’m excited about and why: There is room for growth. I will be going back to school for a sewing alteration course to hone my skills.

Favorite community cause and why: Meridian --- friendly people, safe to be in, great location

When and why I started my business/employment here: Started in Penna moved to Arizona. Worked for The Vanguard Group of investments

Where I was before and why I left: Lived in Penna until I moved here 17 years ago for the warm/hot weather.

My family: Husband – builder, four grown children, grandchildren and great grands.

My interests & hobbies: Sew, knit, crochet.

People who inspire me (and how): My mother. She would do anything for anyone. She was always making clothing for her children that were warm, made with love.

My guiding philosophy: Be kind, treat others as you want to be treated, be truthful and honest to all.

My advice to today’s youth: Be truthful and kind to all. You never know who will come back to help you.

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