Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life

Book signing event Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

Meet the authors and special guest, Fred Meijer at the Rockford North Middle School Auditorium, 397 E. Division (Ten Mile Rd.).

In this book Bill Smith and Larry ten Harmsel offer an engaging glimpse into the life of Fred Meijer (b. 1919), a prominent retailer whose Grand Rapids based company has grown from one local store in Greenville, Michigan, to a chain of nearly 200 stores in five Midwestern states. Smith and ten Harmsel have gathered reminiscences from nearly a hundred people who have known and interacted with Fred during the past eighty years—from U.S. Presidents and ambassadors to clerks at the grocery checkout— and the result is a unique biography of an innovative and energetic businessman whose economic, philanthropic, and philosophical influence has been felt across a broad segment of the Midwest.

Replete with photos and captivating anecdotes, Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life, is an inspiring read, not only for Meijer buffs, but also for students of business and management in modern America.

There will be a short program, after which books may be purchased. Fred Meijer and authors will be available to sign individual copies of the book.

Hard cover books are $12 and soft cover books are $8.

This event is sponsored by the Rockford Area Historical Society and is free and open to the public.

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