The Frederick News:
April Martin rushed from her car Tuesday to sign and pay for a food shipment for Carleo’s Italian Pizza, then began to take customers’ orders while ensuring that the eatery’s operations were intact.
A Long & Foster Realtor, Martin and her husband, Jeryl, an independent siding and roofing professional, are juggling their jobs with a new responsibility: owners of Carleo’s Italian Pizza.
April Martin’s mother, Janet Hughes, left a secure job as food director for Adamstown Head Start where she had clocked nine years to assist her daughter’s new venture, she said.
“Mom always enjoys the food business and I’m a people person so we decided to give it a try. We thought it would be a good investment,” April Martin said.
As a full-time Realtor with a new business and three children, she and her husband are on the run, April Martin said.
“It keeps us hopping. I try to come in every day,” she said.
Hughes said she wouldn’t have left her job for anybody else.
“My daughter really needs someone here to help,” she said. “You have to be a people person to run a business and remember the customer is always right.”
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