Every place where people work started with an idea. And the people who come up with ideas about businesses are studied and lauded in our society.
We begin a new regular feature on The Exchange, "The Ground Floor," visiting with entrepreneurs in our region about how they got started and how they overcame obstacles.
Up first: Matthew Bernard, the current CEO of Darex, the Ashland-based maker of sharpening equipment. He is the fourth generation involved in the running of the company.
He and dad Dave Bernard, CEO past, tell us what it took to rise above The Ground Floor.