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John Swayne III
10/16/2009 —

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Penn State grad John Swayne III (not John Wayne!) will explore his family’s long history in the mushroom industry. It all began with his grandfather, John Swayne, Sr., who, according to the New York Times, “started the nation’s mushroom business” with the founding of J.B. Swayne and Sons, Inc. in Kennett Square in 1900.

Swayne will share how this family-run venture went from a small local business to a multi-million dollar corporation in the Tomezsko Classroom Building, room 103 at 6 p.m. The event is part of the campus business department's Leadership Lecture Series. For more information, contact Helene Bludman at 610-892-1254.

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