Linda K. Thomas

thomas-linda-1964522Title: Owner, Operator

Company: Little River Motel

Location: Saint Regis, MT

Saint Regis, MT, September 16, 2016, Linda Thomas, Owner and Operator of Little River Motel, has been recognized by Elite American Business Owners, for dedication, achievement and leadership in lodging services.

Ms. Thomas jumped on the opportunity to own a motel in the 1980s, when President Reagan had the dairy buyout program. She got into the hospitality industry soon after at a hotel near Yellowstone National Park. In 1998, she made another step and purchased the Little River Motel from the previous owners. Since then, she has operated the quaint motel in the heart of Montana’s wildlife. The motel was originally opened in 1940, and Ms. Thomas endeavors to continue its charm and success.

When it comes to customer service and hospitality, Ms. Thomas cannot be beat. She operates the motel with the succinct precision that ensures guests enjoy their stay each time. She credits her success to her first generational lodging and the years of experience she has gained through that venture. In addition, she serves her community as a volunteer firefighter. Continue reading

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Joanne Fern

fern-joanne-1396779Title: Owner

Company: J&S Operated Equipment Rentals

Location: Palmdale, CA

Palmdale, CA, September 15, 2016, Joanne Fern, Owner of J&S Operated Equipment Rentals, has been recognized by Elite American Business Owners, for dedication, achievement and leadership in rental excavating.

Demonstrating more than 26 years of proficiency, Ms. Fern is an expert running rental excavating, demolition and grading firm, J&S Operated Equipment. As the owner, she is responsible for handling the billing, insurance, human resources and managing the operations of the company. While not easy tasks, Ms. Fern displays expert conduct to keep the business running efficiently and effectively. Ms. Fern keeps on track with the business operations by managing all the paperwork. One of her favorite sayings is, “the job is not done until the paperwork is done.”

Ms. Fern was introduced to the industry through her husband, who worked as a heavy equipment operator. A woman he worked with needed more owners and operators, and recruited Ms. Fern to the cause. Ms. Fern landed a contract, and the rest became history. She attributes her success to her perseverance, hard work and ability to keep customers happy. In addition, she maintains affiliation with the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Contractor’s Blue Book and the Air Resource Board.

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Earl F. Griffith

Title: Geologist

Company: Griffith Environmental Consulting Inc.

Location: Helena, MT

Helena, MT, September 9, 2016, Earl Griffith, Geologist at Griffith Environmental Consulting Inc., has been recognized by Elite American Business Owners, for dedication, achievement and leadership in geology consulting.

Mr. Griffith has contributed as a geologist for several decades. He brings his experience in the field to his latest venture, running his own environmental consulting firm. Committed to providing services that revolve around soil, hydrogeology, remediation, groundwater exploration, civil engineering and sampling, his clients are in reliable hands. As a consultant, he conducts environmental site assessments, groundwater investigations, mine closure oversight and reclamation, as well as inspections of fuel-contaminated soil.

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Judith McKinney

mckinney-judith-2150904Title: President, Owner

Company: Dublin Commercial Property Services, Inc.

Location: Port Clinton, OH

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Robbie Reeves Williams

Williams, Robbie 1635127Title: Owner, Inspiring Creations

Company: Inspiring Creations

Location: Detroit, MI

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Dorothy M. Lucas

Dorothy Lucas

Title: Owner

Company: Lucas Trucking and Storage

Location: San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, August 15, 2016, 2015, Dorothy M. Lucas, Owner of Lucas Trucking and Storage, has been recognized by Elite American Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business management.

With more than 32 years of professional experience under her belt, Ms. Lucas shines as a luminary in the trucking and storage industry, and at the helm of her own business. She has made a name for herself as someone who is always able to meet every challenge that the fast-paced and demanding trucking, logistics and storage business has to offer. She is always committed to providing the best customer service in the industry.

Ms. Lucas completed coursework in sociology at San Francisco State University, and she has since remained diligent in her endeavors to keep abreast of trends and developments in her field. She champions a number of worthy causes, including an array of charitable organizations, when she is not busy running her business. Ms. Lucas feels that she has been able to thrive professionally due to sheer hard work, dedication, and a passion for what she does. Continue reading

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Jacque Foreman

Title: Owner

Company: Foreman Graphics

Location: Altadena, CA

Altadena, CA, August 9, 2016, Jacque Foreman, Owner of Foreman Graphics, has been recognized by Elite American Business Owners, for dedication, achievement and leadership in graphic design.

Demonstrating more than 40 years of industry know-how, Ms. Foreman has been recognized on numerous occasions for her work with many first-place awards for her work in pen and ink renderings. As an expert in creating logos, graphic art, business stationery, brochures and fliers, she is also responsible for handling all aspects of the business. In addition to these services, she builds introductory websites for clients at an affordable price. Ms. Foreman believes in supporting local work, and reaches out to freelancers in her work when she needs a service performed. Continue reading

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Carolyn Purvis


Purvis, Carolyn 1645945Title:
Sole Proprietor

Company: CP Quality Consulting

Location: Paris, TN

Paris, TN, July 17, 2016, Carolyn Purvis, Sole Proprietor of CP Quality Consulting, has been recognized by Elite American Business Owners for dedication, achievements and leadership in consulting.

Ms. Purvis became involved in her profession because of her prior experiences working for a manufacturing plant. All of the plants had to be registered by a certain date. She liked the process and eventually became the director of the quality system in that plant. From there, Ms. Purvis progressed into starting her own business. Continue reading

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Claudette E. Dunford

Title: Tax Preparer, Owner

Company: A Taxing Event

Location: Newark, DE

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Dianne Stetler

Dianne StetlerTitle: President

Company: R Bar D Stables LLC

Location: Clyde, OH, United States

Clyde, OH, June 16, 2016, Dianne Stetler, Vice President of R Bar D Stables LLC, has been recognized by Elite American Business Owners, for dedication, achievement and leadership in horse supplies.

Dianne Stetler is the president of R Bar D Stables LLC, a premier tack and village store offering horse supplies and general store items. With a well-rounded background in equine health care management, Mrs. Stetler expertly helps with the equipment, makes phone calls, and assists with operations at the helm of the company, which she runs along with her husband, Richard. In addition, she is responsible for ordering supplies, overseeing all operations of the retail store, and overseeing operations for the mobile unit, which attends horse shows, flea markets, clinics or events that have anything to do with equine events. Mrs. Stelter raised and bred championship horses, some of which she sold to other families. Even when the horses move on, she keeps pictures of them and they always stay in her family’s heart and mind. Continue reading

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