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Bill Shepler is the CEO of Shepler's Mackinac Ferry, a family-owned business that recently celebrated 70 years in operation. Shepler's father introduced him to the charter boating industry;  later, he recognized the need for high-speed boats, thus beginning their specialized service on the Great Lakes. 

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry today carries 50 percent of the market to the island. Click here to learn more about this pioneering family's boating business. And visit the exclusive Web edition of 5 Minutes With ... for an extended look at Bill Shepler's story and insights.

Photo courtesy of sheplersferry.com.

 


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