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Kojis' Flower Business Is Growing
July 7, 2003

RACINE, WISCONSIN--Tom Kojis has been in business for himself in one way or another since he was a youngster.

Kojis, who has cerebral palsy, started out with a newspaper recycling business, using a small lawn tractor and a couple of wagons to collect papers around town.

He also started his own produce company that now supplies fresh food to three locations in the area.

A few years ago his interest in flowers led him to start Tom's Plants.

"I can see how things would be before they happen," said the budding entrepreneur.

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