The 2015 Mel Bedwell Small Business Person of the Year owns a successful catering business built on excellence, passion and perseverance.
The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce recognized Greg Hicks, owner of Impressions Catering, for his commitment to his business, family and community at the annual Business Development Month kickoff luncheon on May 4.
Hicks is the 17th individual to receive the Bedwell Small Business Person of the Year award since its renaming to honor the contributions of the late Mel Bedwell and 22nd to receive the award since this recognition program began.
Created by Greg Hicks, Impressions Catering has provided quality, high-end catering in Cleveland/Bradley County since March 2001. The caterer has grown from being a one-man show to having three full-time employees and five part-time employees. The company has seen substantial growth over the years. From 2009 to 2013 alone, sales volume increased 55 percent.
A hallmark of Impressions Catering is its owner’s creativity and imagination. Known as an innovative leader in the local catering industry, Hicks not only uses high-quality products for all his menus, he spends time creating new ways to display food in highly imaginative ways.
For the third year, the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and People for Care and Learning are collaborating to bring a one-day leader development event to Cleveland. The local event will take place at First Baptist Cleveland.
Broadcast live from Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Friday, May 8, and simulcast into communities across the globe, Leadercast® challenges, inspires and encourages more than 125,000 leaders from around the world as they seek to improve their leadership skills and network with other leaders.
To purchase a ticket, visit the Chamber’s events calendar, www.clevelandchamber.com. Call the office at 423-472-6587 to reserve a sponsorship or for more information.
Nestled in the heart of the Ocoee Region in Southeast Tennessee lies Cleveland/Bradley County, Tennessee. Here a small-city feeling mixes with progressive business, excellent medical, educational and cultural facilities, and thriving industry to create an ideal place to live, work, raise a family and even retire. The community offers a seasonal climate, major transportation advantages, a diversified economy, traditional family values and a natural playground set against a picturesque backdrop. What more could you want?