Fred Sarkis September 27, 2000 motivational millionaire

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"'SSIC' our i(D Bert y;fSW'LTC:'!S-K; y;fSW'LTC:'!S-K; y;fSW'LTC:'!S-K; w. IB Including: Corn Hill 19th Ward and other city neighborhoods WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE . t t ( 7. -s- -s- -s- : - - it h. '' !,! , n -. -. u J' ' MAX SCHULTE staff photographer Fred Sarkis, still wearing part of his clown garb, talks with youngsters at a Salvation Army drop-in drop-in drop-in program in Canandaigua. Motivational Real-estate Real-estate Real-estate developer Fred Sarkis now helps children build their lives with inspiring talks. BY STAFF WRITER MICHELE LOCASTRO RIVOLI red Sarkis knows what it's like to struggle struggle and he knows what it's like to survive. The self-made self-made self-made millionaire has en dured everything from 100-hour 100-hour 100-hour work weeks as a child during the Great Depression to cancer cancer and bankruptcy. And at 74, the coffee vendor-turned-developer vendor-turned-developer vendor-turned-developer vendor-turned-developer vendor-turned-developer vendor-turned-developer of Bristol Mountain Ski Resort and Bristol Bristol Harbour golf course, marina and condominiums, condominiums, has a new goal. Sarkis wants to reach 100,000 children with a message. "I want them to know they have it within themselves to overcome whatever adversities or obstacles life may send their way," he said. "And I want them to know that, regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in, they have the power to achieve any goal they set." He's getting his message out in a variety of ways. Sarkis is now offering his services free as a motivational speaker. He talks to children dressed as a clown and to teens in regular street clothes. Regardless of the presentation, the message is the same. He talks about positive self-image, self-image, self-image, taking responsibility for their actions, setting realis- realis- 0 0 1 Fred Sarkis if' v J f yzi : 1 US . minim-. minim-. minim-. ih a i A.J. St. Cyr hugs Fred Sarkis after a motivational talk by the retired businessman in Canandaigua. Sarkis encourages youngsters to search within themselves for determination to overcome obstacles in their lives. Personal background: Age 74. Married for 44 years to the former Helen Margaret O'Hara. They have five children and 11 grandchildren. grandchildren. Where they live: They split time between a Bristol Harbour condominium and a home in Florida. Career: Sarkis worked with his father selling selling produce as a child, graduated from business business school at 16 and later attended the University University of Rochester. At age 24, he opened a coffee vending business. He was a multimillionaire multimillionaire by the age of 34. He later developed Bristol Mountain Ski Resort and Bristol Har- Har- bour golf course, marina and condominium complex. Current activities: Now retired, Sarkis does motivational speaking for free. To arrange a talk: Call 396-2046. 396-2046. 396-2046. tic goals and following through one step at a time. Jason Brown, 18, of Palmyra, heard Sarkis speak at Palmyra-Macedon Palmyra-Macedon Palmyra-Macedon High School earlier earlier this month, and was impressed with what he heard. "He's a captivating speaker," said Brown. "I don't think I took my eyes off him once when he was speaking, and I was in awe of what he said for four or five hours after he was done." MILLIONAIRE, PAGE 5F

Clipped from Democrat and Chronicle27 Sep 2000, WedMetroPage 115

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York)27 Sep 2000, WedMetroPage 115
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