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Tara O'Keeffe's rancher father had long endured splitsand cracks in his hands and feet, motivating her to create O'Keeffe's Working Hands Creme. Impressed withthe product's healing powers, independent pharmacies carriedit. But when O'Keeffe, 48, tried to get the cream in retailersnationwide, buyers only cared about which major stores alreadystocked the product.
Undaunted, O'Keeffe collected letters from gratefulindividuals. She shared the testimonials at a trade show, where aWalgreens buyer was impressed by the binder that contained 1,000letters.
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