Cumming / Forsyth Business RadioX
Spotlighting, celebrating, and advertising businesses and entrepreneurs in Cumming and Forsyth County.
Hosted by Alex Gossett Shifflet
Powered by Business RadioX, Lee Kantor and Stone Payton
Welcome to the very first episode of CFBRX!!! I hope this is the first of many shows spotlighting all types of businesses in Forsyth county. It was such a pleasure sitting down and chatting with Bruce and Tim. Both men are excellent examples of successful, family run businesses that make giving back to the community, they call home, a priority. From Bruce providing 120 free lunches for the Leukemia Society or Tim coaching the North Forsyth freshman football team, they truly personify what is best about local business in our community. I could go on and on telling you all the ways these two and their businesses give back to the community. They also were kind enough to come to the interview bearing gifts. Bruce brought a dozen delicious cookies from Lenny’s Subs. Tim was kind enough to make a few T-Shirts with our Business RaidoX logo on the front. Thanks Gentlemen! It was a true honor to meet and interview you. Please come back soon and talk about the progress you have made with Lenny’s Subs and Big Frog T-Shirts and More. Now sit back press play and enjoy the show.
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Bruce Longmore / Lenny’s Subs
Owner / Operator
From the moment we purchased Lenny’s Sub Shop we chose to be a community minded business. We are fortunate that as a restaurant we can use food to support many different causes. We have learned that one key to small business success is concentrating efforts on what business owners can do for the community and not the other way around. Please find a partial list of contributions below.
Lenny’s separates itself from the competition by offering delicious food, generous food portions, service like a full service restaurant, great catering model and a happy smile and greeting every time you visit.
Lenny’s separates itself from other Lenny’s by community involvement, networking, marketing, social media and active involvement in the restaurant. Customers enjoy coming into Lenny’s and seeing the owners actively participating in the business…not just Donna and Bruce…children David, Ashley and Jack. We are a family run business that is also community minded.
One of our goals at Lenny’s is to use Fortune 500 skills and techniques in a small business. We strive to do that every day.
These efforts have resulted in impressive sales growth through an economic crisis and recovery:
Lenny’s has grown 174% since 2008
Lenny’s has won numerous awards from Lenny’s Franchiser including:
Franchisee of the Year 2010
Million Dollar Sales Store Top 5: 2010, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Best Customer Satisfaction: Taste of Food: 2011, 12
Best Customer Satisfaction: Order Accuracy: 2010, 11
Best Customer Satisfaction: Speed of Service: 2011, 2012
Best Customer Satisfaction: Overall Satisfaction: 2010, 11
Top % Sales Growth Top Five: 2008, 09, 10, 11
Top $ Sales Growth Top Five: 2008, 09, 10, 11
Business Person of the Year, Forsyth County Chamber 2011
Small Business of the Year, Forsyth County Chamber 2012
Lenny’s in Cumming has been featured in articles in the following national and local publications:
Wall Street Journal
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Forsyth County News
John’s Creek Herald
Alpharetta Revenue and News
Around About Cumming
Get in touch with Lenny’s Subs
Facebook: Lennys Atlanta
Website: Lenny’s Subs
Lenny’s Sub Shop
1040 Market Pl Blvd
Open until 6:00 PM
Tim Campbell / Big Frog T-Shirts & More
Owner/ Operator / Principal Frog
Timothy ‘Tim’ Campbell is Founder and Managing Partner of Bright Sky Enterprises, LLC, a family owned and operated holding company consisting of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts of Cumming, Georgia, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Suwanee/Johns Creek and PTC Strategies. Big Frog is a locally owned and operated professional custom garment decorating business with offerings ranging from Direct To Garment “Vintage” printing, Screen Printing, Embroidery and Vinyl applied to a wide variety of apparel and gifts ranging from t-shirts and tanks to hoodies, polos, oxfords, caps and jackets. PTC Strategies is a management consulting and executive coaching firm whose objective is to help leaders of small and medium sized organizations develop and execute strategies to ensure sustainable growth and success through sound business planning and organizational alignment. As a growth strategist, you can find Tim at the intersection of Coach, Engineer and Builder – with the unique skill to envision it, teach it and help leaders make it come to life. His experience gained through nearly 30 years in roles that include Vice President Quality Improvement, Vice President Human Resources, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, President and CEO of leading U.S. businesses give Tim a very unique broad-based perspective of what makes and sustains success in any enterprise.
Prior to founding Bright Sky Enterprises, LLC, Tim was Chief Executive Officer and Board member of SecurAmerica, LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia based security services firm providing a suite of security related services in over 500 commercial, light industrial, distribution, healthcare and higher education properties across the United States. There Tim developed the firm’s first strategic plan refining the firm’s value proposition and targeting both organic and acquisitive growth goals, restructured the operational infrastructure while adding new executive talent, improved cash flow and eliminated external debt resulting in improved YOY revenue by 24% and gross contribution by 25% in the first 12 months.
Prior to joining SecurAmerica, Tim spent 12 years at the ARAMARK Corporation where he served as President of two ARAMARK operating companies and was a member of the executive leadership team at ARAMARK that orchestrated a unique management led LBO to take ARAMARK private in January, 2007. As President, ARAMARK Healthcare, Tim led the turnaround of this multi-billion dollar business segment that provides Clinical Equipment Maintenance & Engineering, Plant Management & Engineering, Capital Project Management and Food and Patient Nutrition services in over 1,200 acute care hospitals across North America. Prior to ARAMARK Healthcare, Tim was President, ARAMARK Correctional Services providing a similar suite of services to over 600 state, county and municipal correctional facilities in North America, where he and his team grew the business to over $500 million and became the significant market share leader in their industry. In addition to these leadership roles, Tim helped lead the assimilation of the $800 million acquisition of Service Master as Executive Vice President of ARAMARK Healthcare and served as Region Vice President. Prior to ARAMARK, Tim led new business acquisition in the Education business unit at Sodexo as Sr. Vice President Sales & Business Development. Tim began his business career at Atlanta based Rollins, Inc. (Orkin Pest Control) where he progressed through a number of positions over his ten year tenure there including Rollins first Vice President Quality, Vice President Human Resources and Vice President Administration/Operations of Rollins Protective Services.
With nearly 30 years of service industry experience, Campbell has shared his expertise through directorship of a number of boards of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including the former Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Quality Resource Center, the American Hospital Association Institute for Diversity and currently The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management & Education (CAHME) and Advisory Board Member for the new University of Georgia College of Engineering. He is closely affiliated with a number of trade organizations including the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), The American College of Healthcare Executives, The American Correctional Association, The National Sheriff’s Association, The International Facility Management Association and the National Association of College & University Business Officers. Led by (then) Senator Sam Brownback and Congressman Danny Davis, Tim provided input to and lobbied for the Second Chance Act, which was passed by Congress in 2008. He later attended the formal signing of the law by President George W. Bush in the Oval Office.
Tim earned both a B.S.A.E. degree and M.S. in Engineering from the University of Georgia where he graduated Cum Laude, was a walk-on member of the Georgia Bulldog football team, was Gamma Sigma Delta, and was the University’s first K.K. Barnes National Award Winner in 1984. Since then Tim has guest lectured at several universities, been an invited speaker at 20 professional conferences and has authored or co-authored 17 published articles on topics ranging from food safety to leadership development.
Tim is a volunteer Assistant High School Football Coach at North Forsyth High School, A volunteer guest musician with Musicians On Call at the VA Hospital in Decatur, Georgia, a guitarist/singer/songwriter, avid runner, whitewater kayaker and holds a Second Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. His wife Sandi, and their two children live in Cumming, Georgia.
Get in touch with Big Frog T-Shirts & More
Tim Campbell/Pond Owner & Principal Frog
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Cumming, GA: (770) 889-3764