NAME OF EMPLOYEE: Sammy Vick
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2007
Name of Business: Zuni Gourmet Peanuts
Street address: 5279 Homegrown Lane
Phone number: 757-242-3112
Operating hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature of business: Production and sale of delicious peanuts and peanut products
Principle owner/manager and title: Presbyterian Homes and Family Services
Year founded: 1967
Prior locations: None
Number of employees: 15
How’s business? Growing
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: Zuni Presbyterian Homes Peanut Shop, transforms lives daily, giving hope and restoring dignity to adults, who are mentally challenged, through our sheltered workshop.
Names of employees: Keaith Faunce, Shane Wright, Lee Umphlett, David Owings, Tina Melle, Carol Piland, Patti Rife, Jennifer Scott, Angie Brownson, Daryl Taylor and Kristy White
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We offer a chance, through the sale of our peanuts, to promote independence and self-reliance while providing employment to our residents.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: No matter what obstacle you think lies in your career path, go for it.
Your first job: For most of our residents this is their first job.
Your role model (in business or in life generally):Our group of employees, because they have more strength and courage than any of us could possibly imagine having
The key to a successful business is: Letting your employees know that they are your most valuable asset