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two Chinese food restaurants. He quickly realized that egg rolls were his top seller and that he could create a whole business in selling just those. So he started a plant in Houston to sell Chung's Frozen Foods, which included egg rolls and dumplings. Collier also started her career in a different field. She earned her Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from Columbia and then went to work for Cooks Illustrated, taste testing recipes, and writing about kitchen equipment. About ten years ago, the entrepreneurial bug simultaneously hit her and her brother, who at the time was a private equity analyst for Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong. Their father, who was in quasi-retirement, had started importing edamame from China to the US. The sister and brother team set to work on developing a healthy snack food. The first frozen brand was called Peggy's Premium. Since then, they have built their own plant in Mulberry, Arkansas, hired all local farmers, and cre- ated a freeze-dried flavored edamame brand called Cruncha Ma-Me. It is no surprise, given her culinary degree, that Collier, who lives in Wellesley, oversees the taste development process. She also heads up marketing and business development, having placed their product in grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Stop and Shop, and Krogers, among others. Her brother manages the operations in Arkansas. "We started the company before Henry [her son] was born," shares Collier. "Now I work while Henry is at preschool, after he falls asleep at night, and on the weekends. I do participate in an occasional nanny share when times are crazy, and I am lucky to have my mother-in-law nearby to help out." "Neighbors who drive by and see my office light on late at night often ask me if I mind having to start up my day again at 8 p.m., after Henry is asleep. And the answer is 'no,' because this is all mine. I get to spend the afternoons with Henry and then spend my late evening on something else that I am passionate about," she laughs. Megan Foley, Moynihan Partners Moynihan Partners is another firm run by a sister/brother pair. Megan Foley, a Wellesley resident and mother of three, started her boutique corporate law firm ten years ago with her brother, Tim Moynihan. 130 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 business "this is all mine" Megan Foley and her family

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