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Resilient Growth Despite The Recession with guest Sherman Lewis

Growth Strategy: Business Model;Diversification
Industry: Services
Part of the Series: "Leverage Strengths"
Looking for practical suggestions about how to have "Resilient Growth Despite The Recession"? This show features an interview with the recipient of The National Urban League’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2008, Sherman Lewis III. He will share his company’s approach to finding and evaluating opportunities, why diversification is so important for growing enterprises, and how their business has quickly grown to $125 Mil/yr through a combination of real estate, gasoline stations, fast food stores and restaurants.
Sherman Lewis

Sherman Lewis III is Founder and President of The Lewis Group headquartered in Houston, TX. The Lewis Group owns and operates 10 Shell gas stations and convenience stores, 11 Jack in the Box restaurants throughout the Houston area and Cabo's, the Original Mix-Mex Grill in downtown Houston.

Before starting his own business several years ago in Houston, Lewis spent several years working for Citicorp and Apple Computer in various management positions. Lewis was a founder and owner of E-Agent, a web marketing company. Lewis was also heavily involved in real estate investments in the Washington, DC, area.

Lewis was featured in several publications including USA Today and Houston Business Journal. He also received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the National Urban League in 2008. The Lewis Group is ranked as one of the largest minority owned companies in the Houston area for the past 5 years. With over 400 employees, it is one of Houston's 300 largest employers.

TLG, owned by Sherman Lewis III, his sister Orgena L. Singlton, and his father Sherman Lewis II, is the parent company of TLG Properties, TLG Fuels and TNL Inc. The company is a member of the National Urban League, Greater Houston Partnership and NAACP, and was recognized as one of the largest minority-owned businesses in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.

Sherman Lewis III earned a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech.

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