Ted Alling admitted that he and the co-founders of Access America Transport never created a business plan and “none of us are smart people.” What he and his two best friends from college did have were complementary skills and two goals: to create the best place in America to work, and to form a company that would make $100 million dollars.
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When Monica Kinsey, UTC alumna, opened Track 29 with her husband Adam and other business partners, people still continued to ask her a pesky question that haunts many newlyweds. When were she and her husband going to have a baby? Luckily for Kinsey, she had a smart retort.
For Jim Kennedy III, building the Kenco Group, a third-party logistics provider located in Chattanooga, from a small organization of a few dozen people to one that employs thousands was no easy task, but he’ll be the first to admit that serendipity did play a part.
How does a company thrive in a slow-moving economy? A company’s heart and soul must reside in business development, according to Robert A. Farnsworth, President and CEO of PlayCore, a recreation and play products company headquartered in Chattanooga.