This innovator really lights up a room . . .or a house, or a city.
Entrepreneur: Jamie A. Limber, 37, founder of Phoenix-based Christmas Light Co.
Description: Inventor and wholesaler of Christmas products and accessories
Startup: $155,000 in 1997 2006 projected
Sales: $8.5 million
Tinsel Town: For many, Christmas is about tinsel, tidings and wrappings. But for Jamie Limber, it signifies a profitable opportunity to paint the town red and green. It all began when Limber was a freshman in college and started a $25,000-a-year side business decorating houses for the holidays with a friend. Even while working as a sales manager after college, he used his vacation time to continue the lucrative tradition. In 1997, Limber went full time with the business, convincing two of his colleagues to jump aboard the Christmas bandwagon.
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