As Far As You Can Go

She hardly saw herself in her father's business. Now, she's preparing to become CEO

A LITTLE OVER SEVEN YEARS AGO, Alan Bressler first popped the question to a young woman he cared about deeply. No, it wasn't that kind of proposal--but this is a story about love all the same. For the woman was his daughter, Karen Bressler, then 30. And while neither can remember which restaurant they lunched at, they clearly recall their mutual surprise after he asked her to come work at his business, Agar Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of meat, poultry, seafood, aNd groceries in Boston.

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