Tough Times for a Family Business
Kiplinger's Personal Finance|August 2021
His dry-cleaning operation was rocked by the pandemic, but he is staying optimistic.
By Emma Patch

PROFILE

WHO: Richard Atack, age 51

WHAT: Manager, Barry-Regent Dry Cleaners

WHERE: Chicago

How long have you been in business?

I manage the business for my father-in-law, the owner, who is now retired. His mother started the business in 1950. I’ve been working here for 29 years.

How did the pandemic affect you?

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