Jim Thome played major league baseball for 22 years for six teams. He hit 612 home runs during his professional career and was inducted into the Hall of Fame this past Sunday. More important to me, “Jimmy” was my childhood friend in Central Illinois where we umpired Little League together and turned plenty of double plays.
When I lived outside DC and Baltimore after grad school, he used to invite me to Camden Yards for games and to meet the players. I watched him take batting practice again and again and again. Much like in this touching article, I’ve always told people that Jimmy simply earned it – he outworked any other ball player I ever saw, in person or on TV.
A few months after I first moved to Orlando, he called because he’d heard through the “back home” grapevine that I was living near Tampa. He said we’d have to catch up sometime when he was in town to play the Rays. He called that night from his cell during a rain-delay at Yankee stadium.
There’s a reason every city Jimmy played for still adores him. He really is a genuinely nice guy. Congrats Jimmy! You’ve been an inspiring example of what continuous practice produces in any profession: excellence.
Thank You Fit Small Business
I was honored this week to be notified I’d been named to Fit Small Business’s Top Small Business Influencers of 2018 list.
Our goal for this list is to present helpful business, management, and financial tips to small business owners right from the experts themselves. We found that the small business influencers listed have outstanding credentials, expertise, and skills pertaining entrepreneurial success, as well as an impressive quantity of social media followers.
I am a fan of entrepreneurs and all things small business. It’s why I started Fountainhead… to create long term wealth for business owners by providing financing for their commercial real estate. Thank you Fit Small Business for this recognition!
Congratulations to Elma Farms
Congratulations to our new clients Antonio and Cetin at Milas Foods (d/b/a Elma Farms). You’ve probably had their healthy snacks on numerous airline flights!
We were privileged to finance their $4.27MM warehouse purchase in Miami, near the airport, with our 90% loan-to-cost 504 financing. We look forward to their continued growth and a tremendous future!
Let us know how we may help you or those you know with their financing… 800-770-1504.