Vanetta Wilson


Oral History Information

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Job Title
Former CEO
Company Name
Chesbro Music Co.

Vanetta Wilson was the fourth generation owner of her family’s music business. Chesbro Music began in 1911 as a music retailer and expanded over the years to become one of the largest music wholesalers in the country. Since taking on the Hoshino line of products in the 1970s, the company has focused on wholesale distribution – although they still have two retail locations. Vanetta takes pride in her heritage and has worked hard to keep the company growing by creating innovative products and paying great attention to the needs of her dealer customers. Sadly, Vanetta passed away at the age of 50 in 2013.