Blake Ford

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Name of Business: Blake Ford

Address: 1011 Armory Drive

Phone number: 569-9756

Operating Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Nature of Business: New and used automobiles

EMPLOYEE: Howard Story, sales (pictured)

Prior Location: Jim Story Pontiac in Daytona, Fla.

How’s business? It is good, and we’re looking forward to new growth in the area.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We were founded on community involvement, and the customer is always put first in satisfaction and customer care.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We will see to it that you will always have transportation if your vehicle is down.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Always treat people as you would want them to treat you.

Your first job: Working at a service station in Boykins for Elmo Rock

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My older brother, James Elliott Story, and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

The key to a successful business is: Put God first and always treat your brother as you would want to be treated and never forget where you came from.