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Walter Bender Tim Hortons

Location

Millender Center and Van Dyke & 9 Mile

What do you do?

I own and operate two Tim Hortons locations in the Detroit Region

Why Tim Hortons? The passion started when I began my football career in the Canadian Football League 25 years ago and became aware of Tim Hortons.

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What shaped you into the entrepreneur you are today? Years of training with Footlocker and The Finish Line.

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What was the latest book you read? 32 Ways to be a Champion in Business by Magic Johnson.

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What's your favorite place for inspiration? Bally's or Lifetime Fitness

Who was your hero growing up?

Tony Dorsett, a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos.

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Who's your hero now? My kids

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What's your favorite dish to cook?

Grilled chicken salad

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