LONGVIEW, Wash. – When Tabitha Beneke inherited her father’s locksmith business, Keys Plus, she knew she wanted to keep it going. The shop was her father’s legacy, but it also provided three people with full-time employment and was a much-needed service in this town of 30,000 people.
“There was so much that was depending on Keys Plus,” Beneke said.
The problem was, Beneke was living with her own family in Illinois and had no immediate plans to move back to southwest Washington. On top of that, she had never owned a small business.