Kind Words




Shareholder Note

“I would like to take this time to commend Ms. Collingwood for going above board on helping me.  She was very kind.  I know I can be a bother at times, but she never acted as if she was upset with me.  I wish all companies had employees such as she.”
— SC 9/4/14

Shareholder Note

“[W]hat you’ve overcome is truly impressive, . . .  So thanks for all of your determination and persistence that made it all possible. . .   You’re the best.”
— BM  3/15/14


“Chet has been managing my investment for many years, and he is building it with honor and creativity.”
— JM (2/2/14)

— Service Category: “Financial Advisor”
— First Year Hired:  “1990”
— Top Qualities:  “Personable, Expert, High Integrity”

Shareholder Letter

“We remain very positive on the future of Mentor Capital under your leadership.”
— RM 7/2/2014

Shareholder Letter

“Congratulations on a job well done… you are a good person.”
— CK (2/4/2014)

Text from a Competing MMJ Public Company CEO

“Congratulations on your stock movement. You were always smarter than the rest! … You’re doing a great job for your investors.”

Articles About Chet Billingsley

Title & Publication

“Forcing Success”
San Jose Business Journal


“Impeccable Honesty”
“He’s a straight shooting guy”
“His intent is to run a squeaky-clean business, and we accountants like that”

“CEO Chet Billingsley…”
Barter News

“His good reputation is a form of capital.”
“In the long run – good things happen to good people.”
“Impeccable honesty.”
“You can’t do a good deal with a bad guy.”
“One has to be responsible.”
“Our whole contract-law and legal system –the fact that we sign contracts – all stem from [the] ten commandments.”
“I respect and would hope to emulate in a small way the character and approach of Warren Buffet.”

“Taking the Business World by Storm”
White Bear Press

“He’s always been honest.” (Mother)
“People in Minnesota are the salt of the Earth.  They are honest, hard-working, well-educated, and generous to those in need.”

“Speaks Out on Success”
Women’s Voice

“Talks of the necessity for openness and honesty in the work environment.”
“Good things happen to good people.”
“You can’t do a good deal with a bad guy.”

“Investors in Oil Trust”
San Jose Business Journal

“I have tapped out my credit cards to contribute to Main Street, but I have a fiduciary and moral responsibility to take care of the [shareholders] who have invested in Main Street.”

Articles Written by Chet Billingsley & Misc

Title and Publication

“In Depth Interviewing”
Woman’s Voice Magazine


“You can’t do a good deal with a bad guy, if you perceive a bad character, cut your losses.”
“With a hard working, honest fellow you can do a lot.”
“Carefully screen them for good character.”

“Use Caution When Kissing Snakes”
Women’s Voice Magazine

“If you identify someone of questionable character, don’t do business with them.  The dishonesty tax is always too high.”

Former “Secret” Clearance  — Department of Defense

Former “K” Clearance (Nuclear)  —  Department of Energy

Notes from Shareholders

“[Mr.] Billingsley has an impeccable reputation from West Point to his recognition from the President of the United States. He has always had a plan for success for his investors….” JM 7/19

“[I] am very encouraged to have you at the head of this enterprise as you pay attention to the investors and their concerns. I feel as if I count. . . . You have my confidence….” EG 10/21

“To me, the name ‘Chester Billingsley’ evokes feelings of confidence and trust. . . . I am continuing to put my trust in YOU . . . .” SB 12/4

“[I] would like to join you in pursuit of doing what is Right. . . .” TS 12/18

“ [I] believe in you Chester and feel you are doing the right thing for the investors . . . . I trust in you and your efforts . . . . I thank you … for your thoughtfulness.” COB

“[T]hank goodness you’re involved … And heartfelt thanks…. “ IC

“ [I] have the utmost confidence in [your] ability . . . .” MM 7/19

“ …you are doing a wonderful job of salvaging our investment.” VB 1/15

“ I’m glad that you want to do what’s right, . . . I really appreciate that. . . . [We] support you and your intentions, . . .” BC 12/16

“[I] put my full faith and confidence in you . . . .” ALR 12/3

“[I] pray that you will lead us thru this . . . successfully.” EG 11/20

“I wish to support your . . . efforts . . . .” SH 12/15

“You have my support . . . .” GR 11/23

[I] wish to express my strong support. . . .” JT 8/24

“Such support shows a respect and appreciation for your untiring efforts. ” BM 1/9

“[I] believe . . . in Chester Billingsley.“ WVP 11/26

“Please keep up the fight.” VD 11/8

“ I think you are 100% right. If you stepped out of the way, we would all be ‘thrown to the wolves.’ Please hang in there’. [sic] EW 11/18