Local Businesswoman and Mother Featured in 2 Publications (Kankakee, IL) – Kankakee City News and Essential Voices Magazine journalist and businesswoman Iva Martinez is featured in this week’s Kankakee City News and again in this months Essential Voices Magazine.
Martinez who took her late mother, Shirley Martinez’s advice and actually turned lemons into lemonade when she and her daughter, Hayli along with Kankakee’s State Senator 40th District Mr. Patrick Joyce, became the driving forces behind an Illinois law that will not only promote their own brand of outstanding lemonade but has already paved the way for other enterprising young people to open their own lemonade stands and learn first hand the benefits of business as well as important marketing and sells methods.
In the years and decades to come these lessons will bode well for young future businessmen and businesswomen. They will have these three people to thank and who knows where all this will end.
As one who had the blessings of knowing both the late Shirley Martinez and the late Senator Jerry Joyce, it is no wonder that a few generations later these people would unite to carry on the legacy of first, understanding, the desire to make things better and the zest to make real progress.
Senator Joyce is no doubt a very busy man but to see him work just as hard to promote Hayli’s Law as he does to promote the growth and development in one of Illinois poorest townships, Pembroke Township in eastern Kankakee County through promoting the installing of natural gas lines is to see first hand him walking in his dad’s footsteps and that surely applies to Iva Martinez and Shirley’s granddaughter Hayli!
No doubt Joyce and Martinez are proud of the lessons taught by their parents and they have done and are doing great things with those lessons. The Kankakee City News is looking forward to getting some Hayli Lemonade this summer and seeing her products on sale at Jewels and Kroger by mid summer. We, along with hundreds of families in Pembroke Township and Hopkins Park are looking forward to seeing the homes heated with the much more economically viable natural gas. by James Taylor Sr. publisher and CEO of the Kankakee City News and Essential Voices Magazine and the Illinois News.
Local Businesswoman and Mother Featured in 2 Publications