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Their Dad Passed Away Just After Buying a Batteries Plus Franchise. They Opened the Location In His Honor.

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Victor Lewis always encouraged his wife, Audrey, and their kids — Netanya, Victor Jr., and Joshua — to be entrepreneurial. Lewis, a veteran and pastor, saw business ownership as a way to create a family legacy. And on a family trip to Virginia in 2013, an inconvenient delay set Victor’s legacy in motion. The family’s car battery died, and they wound up at a Batteries Plus store. Victor was so taken with Batteries Plus that he convinced his family to join the 713-unit brand in May 2021. But just a few months after they signed the franchise papers, Victor passed away from cancer.

Following his death, the family was bereft and uncertain about their future. But ultimately, they decided to push forward with Victor’s plans for a Long Island franchise. Starting a business while grieving has presented the Lewis family with many emotional and logistical hurdles, but they’ve found strength in navigating the business journey like they have the healing process:........

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