WJ: As retailers fight for consumers’ business over the holiday season through extended hours, even on holidays, the president of Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, says his company prioritizes its employees’ families over the business itself.
The Christian-owned company began in 1970 when Daniel and Barbara, Green’s parents, started building picture frames in their home.
Green didn’t become president of the craft and home decor store until 2004, but he has continued to uphold the Christian values that have been woven into the company’s daily operations since the beginning.
He has also written four books that display how passionate he is about his faith.
The most recent, “This Beautiful Book,” was published earlier this month and explores different themes throughout the Bible.
To this day, Green refuses to fold into the pressure of the hectic holiday season that many of his competitors have used to justify extended store hours. read more