As we see time and time again, Meridian’s success is being built by hundreds of volunteers dedicated small business owners who work every day to provide a sustainable future for our community and jobs for our citizens.
One example is Brandon Wright, no stranger to the world of entrepreneurship. As the owner of Ultra Clean Pro and three other businesses, Brandon has learned what factors makes a successful business and what missteps can position someone to fail. Ultra Clean Pro was recently recognized for its excellent customer service, receiving the Big 50 Customer Service award by Remodeling Magazine. Ultra Clean Pro is only one of eight companies to receive the award from Idaho since 1984.
If you have happened to have your AM dial tuned to 630 KIDO on a Saturday morning you would have heard Brandon on the newest radio program in the Treasure Valley. “The Matt and Brandon Show” is hosted by Brandon and Matt Rissell, CEO of TSheets. The show’s content and format is to serve as a resource for small businesses and those with the entrepreneurial spirit.
Brandon also makes a positive difference for our business community as host for the monthly Ultra Clean Smoke Out. This must-attend event is for any businessperson to network and learn about other area businesses. With this opportunity to expand your business and have a free BBQ lunch, it is an event everyone should attend each third Wednesday of the month from 11:30 to 2:00 pm at Ultra Clean Pro. Brandon has worked with our Meridian Economic Excellence Team bringing the incredibly successful Meridian Business Day in May.
According to Brandon, “With the success of the events and seeing the progress of being a Meridian business that is not only surviving but thriving in this economy, we have hired four people in the last month and are still looking for one more that is passionate about service to our team. We are not a perfect company with perfect people but we are motivated to succeed and live by a set of core values that we follow each and every day. If we ever violate those then we make our wrong doing right with integrity. By surrounding ourselves with great people and working together we can all succeed.”
In a changing economy it is reassuring to see citizens like Brandon working to assist business owners and entrepreneurs in a variety of different ways. After all – small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our community and provide daily reasons for us to celebrate Meridian. I encourage you to listen to the Matt and Brandon Show every Saturday on KIDO 630 at 11:00 AM or at www.mattandbrandonshow.com.
If you know about other individuals or groups leading the charge for Meridian or know of someone making a difference in our community, please share their story with me at MayorTammy@meridiancity.org. We want to Celebrate Meridian with you each Monday with examples of the many people and events that make our community a premier city to live, work, and raise a family.