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Like several family members before her, Randi Pritchard has been a local business owner for several years, taking pride in serving both residents of and visitors to the Eastern Sierra.
Earlier this year, the Bishop Union High School graduate went from co-owner of Eastern Sierra Realty to sole proprietor following the retirement of longtime broker and business partner Ann Wong.
Pritchard and Wong opened Eastern Sierra Realty as a joint venture in 2004; Wong bringing more than 25 yearsâ€™ experience to the enterprise. Pritchard began working by Wongâ€™s side in 1999, becoming a licensed agent in 2000 and licensed broker in 2013. Pritchard has purchased Wongâ€™s share of the company, and Wong plans to stay in the Bishop area, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Wongâ€™s retirement after more than 35 years in the industry, and 15 years with Pritchard, comes with a mixture of sadness for Pritchard and excitement at what the future may hold.
Read the full story in the Saturday, March 29, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.