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News Article: A stitch in time: Lee's business at right place at right time after Katrina and has blossomed

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Beverly Lee parlayed a lifelong love of sewing into a successful small business, one that draws its lifeblood from the city's industrial base and, ironically, grew by leaps and bounds after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

 

"We've really been blessed," said Lee, who runs Stitches by Lee out of an unassuming wooden workshop near downtown with her daughter, Meghan Becker, and Jessica May.

 

After the storm, Lee took over the Chevron safety wear and uniform account from a competitor that failed to recover. That, Lee said, caused revenue to grow exponentially... {read on}

 

By Kaija Wilkinson

 

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