Christine Stallings, a teacher at the Wildwood Elementary School won the grand prize at the Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo. The event was held in the Walmart parking lot February 22, 2014. More than 30 businesses representing the Chamber attended the event showcasing their businesses and services to the community.
Members of the Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce enjoyed the hospitality of Joy and Michael Girard, owners of Tree Tops Golf at Thursday's Business After Hours event. The event was catered by Chick Fil A of Lady Lake and their "Cow Mascot" mingled among the members encouraging them to "eat more chicken and play more golf."
Terri and Randal Friesner are the husband and wife team who manage the Extra Space Storage facility in Lady Lake. The state of the art facility is located at 520 County Road 466, Lady Lake in the Sabal Palms Plaza.
Distinctive Concrete Coatings, Inc. is a family owned and operated decorative concrete business serving the tri-county area. Owner Bob Murphy began Distinctive Concrete in 1996 making his company one of the longest tenured decorative concrete companies in the area.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, family businesses comprise 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America, and 62 percent of total U.S. employment. So why are there always so many warnings about going into business with relatives?
Consumers today are increasingly bombarded with information, yet have less and less time to process it. That’s why every small business needs a brand—a fundamental message or impression about its products or services that punches through the clutter and anchors itself in the customer’s memory.
Being a good manager is part of the job of running a small business. Even if you have only a handful of employees, it’s still up to you to help them give their best for the sake your company, your customers, and themselves.