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2013 – The Year in Review

By on Dec 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It has been an amazing and truly rewarding year for Elite Manufacturing and Professional Services, Inc. One year ago, in the Annual Meeting of Elite’s Board of Directors, we were excited that the Business Plan had been completed and office space had been acquired and furnished, and anxious to get the ball rolling on the New Year.  And, what an amazing year it has been with many milestones surpassed. Amazingly, as I look back at the goals set forth by our board, each and every one has been realized. During the first half of the year, we focused on refining our policies and procedures, selecting banking, insurance, and accounting partners, and fine-tuning the plan of action for our company.  Good planning breeds success and we were fortunate to have the opportunity to plan our strategy and work our plan. In July, we officially became operational.  With one customer and three dedicated employees, Elite was officially a hit.  We were faced with some immediate tests and challenges and we came through with flying colors and met all challenges.  By the way, that first customer is still a customer today.  We spent the majority of the third quarter focusing on internal support processes, external support processes, customer service, and strategic planning for the fourth quarter.  We also expanded our Ridgefields office to better serve our employees and customers. The fourth quarter was filled with excitement and significant growth.  In October, we hosted the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce – Fall Bash complete with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Elite.  As we began to market our services on a broader scale, potential customers quickly became new customers.  The number of Elite customers continues to steadily increase as does the number of Elite employees.  In fact, during the month of December, Elite reached the sales projections set forth for December, 2014.  Yes, a year ahead of schedule.  Also, on Thursday, December 5, Elite was awarded the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce – Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) New Business Award.  The application process was grueling and the interview was intense, but receiving this award was very humbling and very rewarding. During 2013, we were delighted to have the...

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Elite Owners and Staff Officially Cut the Ribbon on Their New Business

By on Oct 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On October 17, 2013, Elite Manufacturing and Professional Services hosted the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours and Fall Bash.  In the midst of  a big party and with well over 150 friends, family, customers, employees and business associates in attendance, the Bennetts officially cut the ribbon on their new business. “We are so appreciative of the support our Chamber and our community have shown us throughout the process of building our business and we were honored to host this event on behalf of the Chamber”, says Sonja Bennett. Ron Bennett says, “It is only fitting that we partnered with the Chamber to celebrate our official grand opening.” Miles Burdine, Kingsport Chamber President and CEO, Aundrea Wilcox, KOSBE Executive Director, and Kim Jones, Director of Chamber Relations have supported the Bennetts throughout the entire process and exemplify what a Chamber of Commerce ought to be. Elite is an Employment Agency focusing on customizing innovative solutions and providing specialized labor services for their customers.  Their vision is to build lifetime relationships with their customers and employees by always doing the right...

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