Sodexo @ Southampton Memorial Hospital

Published 8:59 am Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Name of person: Dianne Vick

Name of business: Sodexo @ Southampton Memorial Hospital

Address: 100 Fairview Drive, Franklin

Phone: 569-6138

Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nature of business: Clinical dietitian and weight loss counselor

Administrator: Kim Marks, assistant chief executive officer

Number of employees: One direct, 34 indirect

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: The most outstanding individuals work in food and nutrition services. In the kitchen, the temperatures can be extreme and the tasks sometimes stressful, but the staff is so dedicated to serve our customers.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Individualized meal planning designed to for schedule and unique needs for health.

Advice for young entrepreneurs: Have faith and remember big accomplishments are comprised of small successes and many failures that turned into areas of opportunity.

First job: Filing clerk for a dentist in Towson, Md.

The key to a successful business is: In food service, it’s all about the menu and proper planning. If you schedule time to exercise and manage your meals for a week, you will find the strength to complete whatever you desire. Innovation, planning and organizing are essential.