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Stephen Hightower, Hightowers Petroleum Co. (#501)

Stephen Hightower, president of Hightowers Petroleum, talks about the history of his family’s business. For more than 50 years, Middleton, Ohio’s Hightower family has owned and operated a privately held corporation that has ventured into everything from janitorial services to construction and energy supply.

In 1984, Stephen Hightower started Hightowers Petroleum as a licensed motor fuel dealer. Hightower talks about the company and the kind of marketplace-driven, nontraditional businesses that minorities should consider. He discusses his own unconventional path to success, including his refusal to take a traditional job.

The entrepreneur also discusses alternative fuels and the environmental debates surrounding fossil fuels, solar energy, and more.

Air Dates

Friday, September 4, 2009 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2