Hard-working Martinez Williams knows how to make a quick buck. His entrepreneurial streak started in his teens. First, he was a hair model for Soft Sheen, a popular black hair product company in Chicago. What did he do with that money? He opened a Chinese restaurant at the age of 18. When beepers came out he started selling beepers. He produced rap music, sold cell phones… the list goes on and on.
[pullquote]Serving his community by getting the bedbugs out. Listen in with @CHIRPRadio[/pullquote]
On this episode of “Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy,” reporter Christopher Johnson goes bedbug hunting in Bronzeville with Martinez. You guessed it—one of his latest business ventures is being a bedbug exterminator. Bedbugs know no bounds, and can be extremely expensive for people to get rid of. Once Martinez started his business, he noticed that some of his customers with immense bedbug problems could not afford his much-needed services. For his community, for his people and from his heart, Martinez provides free extermination services.