Public Offering, Private Doubts

The Dunkleys did an IPO for one company, but held tightly to the other

The offices of William M. and Susan K. Dunkley are where you would expect them to be. He's chairman and CEO, she's president, and they sit in the corner of an L-shaped, single-story building in Plymouth, Minn., near Minneapolis. But these corner offices are about more than status. The corner literally divides the Dunkleys' business life in two. To the right is the headquarters of New Horizon Kids Quest Inc., a publicly held company that operates children's entertainment centers. On the left is the home office of New Horizon Enterprises, a privately owned chain of day-care centers.

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