Some of my best friends from back in my Statesboro days (WHO THAT?? WHO THAT?? WHO THAT?? trying to beat Statesboro High!!! – sorry, had a cheerleader moment) are running their own jewelry business online now. Brothers Paul and Dean Krissinger have a company called Eyes Desire Gems and Jewelry. It’s run on Ebay so, of course, it has all the benefits of doing business on there.
We had the pleasure of using Avalon Limousine Service of Monroe on Saturday of this past weekend. The driver was a lady with a big smile and pleasant disposition. The extended Ford Excursion was spotless on the inside and outside and looked new.
Okay, maybe the same thing could be said for others in the limo business. What set Avalon apart was the owner, Chris Calhoun. My oldest son left his Epipen injector for severe allergic reactions in the limo once he was dropped off for his formal in Duluth. We were able to get Chris on the phone and set up a time to pick up the Epipen which Chris had secured from the limo. Chris was able to meet me in Monroe a few minutes after midnight for the dropoff. He was still working for other clients and had a run to make to Hartsfield-Jackson. Chris was gracious and friendly in helping us get the medicine back in case we needed it that night. He was patient, never seemed perturbed, and was willing to accomodate my schedule.
I would recommend his service to anyone that needs limousine transportation. I’d never met him before Saturday night and am glad that I did.
If you need your vehicle serviced, give Phil Ferrara or Steve Kelly a call at Maxie Price Chevrolet in Loganville, Georgia. Phil stayed late on a Saturday to take care of my old Toyota with 186k miles on it. He even had a good attitude. He didn’t stay around just for me; there were other nicer vehicles than mine that needed service too. However, I didn’t get a rush job because my Avalon was an old beat up ride with interior parts falling off and a strange-smelling trunk. (Although, I did notice him using anti-bacterial rinse after shaking my hand.)
We have a Suburban that was purchased there new so I’ve got to know him and Steve. They’ve been there several years and are professionals in the best sense of the word.
My cousin, Clint Conley, is a private baseball instructor based in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He has created and patented a device to hold baseballs for batting practice and easy transport. It is perfect for soft toss – no more sitting on the ball bucket and reaching in it for the balls. Sit on the top and reach under for the baseballs. Another reason you might like one is that it also acts as a ball retriever. Kinda like a tennis ball retriever except for baseballs.
They might as well be if you aren’t giving them some cool caps, shirts, windbreakers, or something with your name and company logo on them.
Make sure your best customers and clients are wearing and using your caps, shirts, outerwear, workwear, and even blankets or golf towels (and more) to promote your business. Hunting season is almost here. How about camo hats? Be fun and creative, do something unexpected and make your interactions with your customers memorable. Give them another reason to tell your story and recommend you.
Recently, I met a good friend at The Hail Mary Sports Pub in Grayson. I ordered the grouper salad and sweet tea. The food was delicious, the tea was just right (sweet but not overdone), and the atmosphere was like you’d want for a business appointment. Our servers were friendly and attentive, the TVs were tuned to sports and some soap opera but I don’t remember it being noisy. Even the bathrooms were clean.