Frank Myers Auto Maxx Names To List Of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies By Inc. Magazine

inc awards frank myers autoFor the 5th Consecutive Year, Frank Myers Auto Maxx Appears on the Inc. 5000 list with Three-Year Sales Growth of 114%

Inc. magazine today ranked Frank Myers Auto Maxx  #3006 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“I’m grateful for the amazing Team Members who made this happen, I’m thankful for our community for allowing the Myers family to serve them for the past 85 years and I’m appreciative of the world’s most loyal customers…the customers of Frank Myers Auto Maxx…for allowing us to serve them and provide them both automotive service and repair as well as with nicer, newer cars,” said Tracy Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “And while this recognition is humbling, my goal is to never lose sight of the fact that NONE of this would be possible without God because all things are possible through him.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. 

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

Responsible Examples Have a Lasting Impact on Good Habits for Young Drivers

Texting and drivingThe next generation of drivers is one that has grown up surrounded by technology. While this has many positive results, the truth is that this constant connection is a double-edged sword for young drivers.

Many parents and guardians take comfort in knowing that their teen is practically attached to their cell phone. After all, this makes it much easier to check in and keep in touch as young drivers begin getting out on their own. The drawback, however, is that many young drivers have trouble resisting the temptation to text on-the-go.

In the state of North Carolina, the law doesn’t leave room for interpretation; texting or emailing while driving is illegal for all drivers of all ages. Additionally, drivers under 18 aren’t permitted to use their cell phones at all behind the wheel.

To make sure your teen doesn’t think they’re an exception to the rule, make sure to talk with them and let them know in no uncertain terms that rules like these are very serious and that there are no exceptions. More importantly, show them that this is the case by making sure you do the same; if you pull out your phone at a red light, it shows teens that it’s okay for them to do the same.

Modern Resources Offer Solutions to Modern Problems

Car communication appsAs the saying goes, you can also opt to fight fire with fire. By making technology work for you, you can help your teen to keep temptation at bay.

For starters, encourage young drivers to program smartphone shortcut along the lines of, “I’m about to drive, I’ll text soon.” This makes it easier for teens to get the message across, and also lets their friends know not to create unnecessary distraction. The hashtag #X is another popular way that younger drivers are sending the same message.

Many leading service providers also offer apps or services to restrict of block texting on-the-go. The AT&T app DriveMode, for instance, sends an automated reply to calls and texts when the car is moving above 25 mph. This is certainly a viable option to take pressure off of many young drivers!

At Frank Myers Auto Maxx, we are staunch supporters of safe driving habits for motorists of all ages. When it comes to safety, there’s no room for exceptions. To learn more about safety on the road and how you can improve your driving habits, be sure to contact us online or to call our team directly at (866) 242-1277 today.

Hurricane Sandy Help From NC Man

Will Hall, commonly known as Ambassador Of Smiles for Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston Salem, saw Kevin Blanchard on his local tv news. Kevin was talking about how he wanted to reach out to the people affected by Hurricane Sandy and assist them. The story moved Will so much that he decided to he had to find Kevin, or as Will jokingly put it, “hunt him down.”

Frank Myers Auto Team Member Searches For Do-Gooder

Will didn’t have to look far to find Kevin. As luck would have it, Kevin’s office at Labor Finders Of Winston Salem was right around the corner from the dealership. Will got Kevin on the phone and, after a brief conversation, told him that the dealership wanted to assist in getting the message out to other people in the surrounding Triad communities. 

The time was arranged for a brief interview to be recorded at Kevin’s office at Labor Finders of Winston Salem. The video was going to used to help Will promote the Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. The brief  interview is above and everyone is encouraged to watch it. 

How Can YOU Help The Hurricane Sandy Project?

Donations consisting of bottle water, non-perishable food items, clothes (including underwear and socks), warm blankets and toiletries to assist the folks affected by Hurricane Sandy. Your help is needed so please call Kevin directly at (704) 701-1629. He will personally be delivering the items and needs them no later than November 21st. 

Frank Myers Auto Maxx Helps The Project

Will was so deeply moved by Kevin’s story and unselfish willingness to help others, that they have committed to join in on this incredible mission. Tomorrow, The Frank Myers Auto Maxx Team will be delivering $500 worth of items directly to Kevin at Labor Finders Of Winston Salem. Tracy Myers, the owner of the Winston Salem used car dealership, encourages ALL small business owners to join them in making a difference.

“It’s so easy to take everyday luxuries like electricity and clean water for granted”, said Myers. “However, just watching the news for 5 minutes and seeing the desperation on the peoples faces will make you realize how fortunate those of us not is Sandy’s path were. The least we could do is help…if not financially with a contribution, then with prayer.”

Ironic Ending

During Will’s interview, he discovered that Kevin was also a satisfied Frank Myers Auto Maxx Family Member! “That’s the way it is supposed to work”, said Hall. “Kevin supported a locally owned car dealership by buying a car. Then I saw Kevin on TV talking about his project, I was moved and reached out to see how the Frank Myers Team could help. During the process, I found out that Kevin was a member of the Frank Myers Family of Customers. Now the dealership is helping the cause with the love traveling all the way to New York! It’s a win-win in the purest definition of the term.”

 

98.7 Simon Coming To Frank Myers Auto Maxx

The Greensboro, NC radio station, 98.7 Simon, will giving away free event tickets and tons of other cool stuff next week at Frank Myers Auto Maxx. The Winston Salem used car dealership will be hosting the “Ticket Stop” on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 from 12pm to 1pm. In addition to free tickets to popular events, Frank Myers Auto Maxx will also be giving away free car washes during the same time period with no purchase necessary. Supplies of the prizes from 98.7 Simon and the car washes from Frank Myers Auto Maxx will be limited so arrive early.

Frank Myers Auto Maxx is located at 4200 North Patterson Avenue in Winston Salem, NC and is the Triad’s Premier Used Car Dealership. They specialize in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little to no money down…even with less than perfect credit.

98.7 Simon is a radio station located in Greensboro, NC and they never play the same song twice during the work day. Simon is also a media sponsor of the family-friendly event “WrestleCade 2012“.

What Is WrestleCade?

WrestleCade 2012 is a “family friendly wrestling event” featuring some of your favorite wrestling stars from the WWF, WWE, WCW, TNA. ECW, ROH, NWA and AWA…all coming together to compete and to help raise money for the Christmas Toy Drive.

Featured wrestlers at WrestleCade 2012 are: Matt Hardy, Hurricane Shane Helms, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, Raven, Gunner, Colt Cabana, The Barabarian, Demolition Ax, Rock n Roll Express, CW Anderson, Lodi, The Russian Bear Ivan Kolloff, Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant, Raging Bull Manny Fernandez, Shelly Martinez (aka Ariel in WWE/ECW & Salinas in TNA), Masked Superstar, Mr #1 George South, The Bravado Brothers, Reid Flair (son of The Nature Boy), Beastmaster Rick Link, Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander, Reby Sky, Lei Tapa, Jayme Jameson, Amber O’Neal, a 20-Man Over The Top Rope Battle Royal PLUS many more guests and surprises.

The Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, NC will be the host of WrestleCade 2012. Doors open at 2pm with a 3pm bell time.

Reserved VIP Tables next to the ring are available (seats 10 people), as well as Gold Circle seating in rows 2-5 PLUS General Admission tickets that start as low as $10 each. Special room rates are also available for out of town visitors.

Other WrestleCade 2012 Sponsors Include: YES! Weekly, Triad CW20, 98.7 Simon, Frank Myers Auto Maxx, Hauser Rental, Sweepstakes University, Pull-A-Part, Superior Insurance, King’s Hot Dogs, Brian Hawks, High Velocity Wrestling, Frank Myers Investments, NathanTabor.com, Kevin Powell Motorsports, Johnny Wooten Auto Parts and Top Rope Belts.

All profits will benefit ChristmasToyDrive.com

Winston Salem Used Car Dealer Prescribes Vacation Prescription

Have you ever felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? I sure have. I don’t know what it is but somehow my vacations always leave me exhausted. Perhaps it’s the way I throw caution to the wind and eat as though I only have another day to live. Or maybe it’s the over-scheduling of every minute that leaves me weary.

So this year, I’m on a mission to change all that. This 2012 vacation will be one that refreshes, recharges and revitalizes my soul! How’s that for over zealous expectations?

To that end, I did a little surfing—not the real kind, imagine me on a surfboard? Yes, you can stop laughing now!

Here’s what I found to be the cure for post vacation stress disorder.

1. Drink wisely. Skip sugary cocktails and mocktails. They’ll only lead you into a deep summer slumber with energy so low you won’t feel like doing anything but watching television. Skip soda and those frappuccinos that are so enticing to us all. Instead, drink water with a twist, herbal iced tea or even a nice glass of red wine if you must indulge. Dr. Oz says, “A glass of red wine a day may actually protect against weight gain. Resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of grapes, and other components of red wine have been shown to block the cellular processes that enable fat cells to grow.” Coconut water is also a good choice—it rehydrates as well as sports drinks sans the extra sugar.

2. Eat well. I know most vacations do not feel complete without a little indulgence so I say, make it little. Splurge on fried appetizers while choosing leaner entrees. Snack on small sweets and avoid ordering dessert. Or perhaps, eat healthy for breakfast and dinner, and go a little carb crazy during lunch, giving yourself plenty of time to work that bread basket off.

3. Sleep in. No need to set an alarm during your vacation, unless of course you’re going fishing and in that case, skip to step 4 right now. Use your vacation time to catch up on sleep. Sleep is the best defense against many a health foe. Have little kids? Barter with your partner to take turns sleeping in. Do whatever you can to make sure you get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night during your trip.

4. Get moving. Make sure and find new ways to exercise during your trip. Skip the gym in the hotel. Why not sightsee instead? Hike if possible. Swim in the ocean, lake or pool if available. Rent a bicycle and tour the area from your perch. Just make sure not to sit the entire time you vacation, although a good deal of relaxing is allowed. After all, what’s vacation for anyway?

Ok, no more prescriptions from the vacation doctor. Time to follow this plan together and make post vacation disorder a thing of the past.

About The Author: Tracy Myers is the owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston Salem, an author, speaker and entrepreneur. As the founder of his own marketing and branding academy, he teaches ambitious business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs how to get noticed, gain instant credibility, make millions and dominate their competition by building their expert status. For more information on Tracy Myers, visit http://www.TracyMyers.com or http://www.FrankMyersAuto.com