Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:00 am
Barbara Tewes Berndt, president of Tewes Corporation and Wine Seasonings Inc. in Waukesha
Name: Barbara Tewes Berndt
Company: Tewes Corporation and Wine Seasonings Inc.
Company address: 1351 Ellis St., Waukesha, WI 53186
Company web site: www.tewescorp.com and www.wineseasonings.com
Industry: Packaging and supplies distributors and Wine Seasoning products
Education: BS from UW-Eau Claire
Family: Husband Steve and 2 grown children – son Matt and his wife Nicole and our first grandchild Eli; and daughter Liz and her husband Raun
Hobbies and Interests: Travel, reading, spending time with family and friends
Favorite book and/or movie: A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Favorite musician/band: ABBA
Favorite place to visit/vacation: our island cabin
Favorite local restaurant: The Cornerstone Café in Genesee Depot
Words to live by: "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present."
What is your core philosophy for doing business? "Always treat your customers like you would want to be treated."
Who is your role model and why? "My father, who started the family business in 1947. At 93 he still comes into the office every day."
What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? "I got my first car my second year of college. My first trip home with it I had six riders I was bringing home. Being geographically challenged, I took the wrong exit for I-94 and ended up outside of Minneapolis instead of Milwaukee. Surprisingly, none of the other people in the car noticed either!"