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Business and fashion success because of doors opened by women like Elizabeth Keckley

Editor's note: This story was provided by the Flossmoor Community Relations Committee. It is part of a series that paired local black-owned business people with their counterparts from history. This story features Brenda Livingston, owner of Maxine's Boutique, and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a 19th century dress maker.What inspired you to start your business?The decision to enter into the retail apparel business was strongly inspired and influenced by my parents. They were the original owners of Maxine's. Our corporate store is located in the near Pill Hill community. It is owned . . .

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