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Blake Ford

Published 10:38am Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Name of person featured: David Ridgeway, salesman

Name of business: Blake Ford

Address: 1011 Armory Drive, Franklin

Phone number: 569-9756

Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Nature of business: New and used auto sales

Year founded: 1974

Prior locations: Courtland

Number of Employees: 18

How’s business going? Great

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are honest and professional

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Great prices and friendly treatment

Advice for young entrepreneurs: Give the people what they want

Your first job: Greg Cookie Co.

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why? My father because he was a hard worker

Key to a successful business is: Desire and dedication

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