Marjorie A. Graf of Graf & Sons, Inc. Showcased on Times Square Billboards in New York City by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognize

Marjorie A. Graf of Graf & Sons, Inc. Showcased on Times Square Billboards in New York City by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognize
Mexico, MO, February 22, 2023 --( Marjorie A. Graf and her late husband, Robert “Bob” E. Graf, of Mexico, Missouri have been showcased on the famous billboards in Times Square for their outstanding contributions and high level of success for over 40 years in the fields of finance and retail management. The iconic billboards are located in the heart of New York City. With approximately 330,000 people passing through daily, Times Square is one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. It is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and the world’s entertainment industry.

About Marjorie A. Graf
Marjorie Graf is the president and chairman of the Board of Directors of Graf & Sons Inc., a wholesale sporting goods store based in Mexico, Missouri. Graf & Sons Inc. sells sporting goods, hunting products, ammunition, shooting and reloading materials on a national scale. Marjorie is responsible for the overall operations of the company and specializes in the financial side. She also oversees the exporting end of the business, customer service, and sales. Ms. Graf attended significant shooting events, selling to competitors nationally throughout the 70's and 80's and was also an integral part of the early advertising and international sales. Previously, Ms. Graf served in sales and service at Mexico Refractories and Kaiser Refractories for over 16 years.

Robert “Bob” E. Graf, Marjorie’s late husband, helped found the ammunition supplier, Graf & Sons, in 1957, and helped grow the small-town Missouri company into the “Reloading Authority.” Bob Graf was born in Miami, Arizona in 1934 and passed away in 2018 at age 84. Bob is greatly missed by his community and his associates in the shooting and reloading industry. In 1957, when Bob was 23 year’s old, he joined forces with his father Arnold, his brother Howard, and their spouses to found Graf & Sons. The company started out as a gasoline service station that sold boats, motors, hunting, and fishing merchandise and eventually became known as “The Reloading Authority.” Bob and Marjorie Graf became sole owners of the business after the passing of co-founder Arnold Graf in 1972 and the retirement of Howard Graf in 1981. In 1986, Bob and Marjorie ramped up advertising efforts and began to sell internationally. In the beginning they shipped just 1,000-2,000 products a year but after creating a website,, in 2001, the product lines expanded to fit the need.

By 2013, Bob expanded the once three-person operation to an outlet specializing in often hard-to-find ammunition and components employing a staff of 60. He retired in 2014 and has been honored by the Mexico Area Chamber and City of Mexico, and as a lifetime NRA member, Graf & Sons regularly donate rifles to the Missouri Friends of NRA program.

Currently, Graf & Sons stocks over 20,000 products and ships both nationally and internationally by mail order, phone sales, and internet sales. The company is still family-run and has many extremely competent employees, including Marjorie’s two sons.

Ms. Graf has received numerous P.O.W.E.R. accolades for her achievements. She has been named as an Honored Member of P.O.W.E.R., Woman of the Month for May 2019, March 2020, May 2020, August 2020 and December 2022; a Woman of Empowerment for 2021 and won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

In February 2020, Marjorie Graf was honored as the “2020 Woman of Excellence in Retail” by COMO Magazine in Columbia, Missouri. In 2013, Graf and Sons Inc. was recognized by the Mexico Chamber of Commerce for their leadership in business, their retail business, and their philanthropy and was honored at the 29th annual Commerce & Industry Appreciation Dinner. In January 2019, Marjorie received the Mexico Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award. She was the 2019 inductee “as an individual” into the Missouri Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame on May 17, 2019 at Linn Creek, Missouri. This was quite an honor as she has always enjoyed the shooting and hunting sports. As avid sporting clay shooters, Bob and Marjorie toured the country extensively to participate in events and in 2016 Bob was inducted into the Missouri Trap Shooting Hall of Fame. At one “Ironman” shoot in Buras, Louisiana, Graf’s five-man team broke 23,500 of 25,000 targets in 24 hours.

When asked about her inspiration and drive, Marjorie talks about her family. “I credit my parents and upbringing for molding me into a woman of excellence,” said Marjorie. “I’m fortunate. I was taught by my parents that work is necessary to survive. Always do your best.”

In her spare time, Marjorie enjoys family activities with her four children, five grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She also enjoys shooting, camping, hunting, fishing, cooking, and church activities.

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