Bob Page is the founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd. in Greensboro, and as a businessman, it’s always been important to him to speak out for what he believes in.
In 2011, Bob was one of the lone business leaders in North Carolina who spoke out against a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying, Amendment 1. When NC legislators passed HB2 in 2016 to restrict restroom access for transgender people, Bob sent an email to more than four million Replacements, Ltd. customers reaffirming that transgender people would always be welcome with the store. And in July 2019, Bob made sure that Replacements, Ltd. was one of more than 200 businesses to sign onto a legal brief urging the United States Supreme Court to rule in favor of protecting LGBTQ Americans from employment discrimination.
“As I built my company from the ground up, I wanted to be sure that we were always committed to creating a great workplace environment, supporting our community, and leading with fairness,” Bob said. “I care about these issues because I believe that every person should be free to live their lives, provide for the people they love and be themselves. That’s the freedom fostered by LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.”