Going the Extra Mile for Clients & the Community
As a small agency we take pride in our ability to provide client service that is beyond reproach. Because we only work with clients we believe in, we always want to go the extra mile to support our clients with their philanthropic and community based initiatives. Additionally, many of Matlock’s clients currently are or have been non-profit organizations and foundations. We encourage our team to get to know our clients in a meaningful way, we believe part of doing that is supporting efforts that they support and we believe in. On Thursday, December 1, 2011, Matlock Staff along with other leaders in the Atlanta business community joined our client Youth Entrepreneurs Atlanta (YE-Atl), to mentor students at Grady High School. We served as business plan advisors to help the students flesh out their business plan concepts. The YE-Atl curriculum teaches students business concepts and requires that students in the programs taught in both Atlanta and DeKalb Public Schools create business plans to apply the entrepreneurship theories and knowledge they acquire in the classroom and try to launch a viable business. During our visit we met with budding entrepreneurs who were interested in starting a myriad of businesses from cheer camps to customized skateboards. It was inspiring to see the work and the though the students had put into their business concepts. It was especially rewarding to assist the students in honing their ideas into actionable plans. Youth Entrepreneurs-Atlanta is doing great things in the community and we are proud to not only have them as a client but even more so to support them in helping their students dreams turn into reality.
Finally, earlier in the month, Kent Matlock inspired students at Riverdale High School with words of encouragement during their DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Induction Ceremony. The event, an inspirational and informative motivational event for the Riverdale High allowed the students to hear from leaders in the community like current mayor of Riverdale, Evelyn-Wynn Dixon. Kent the CEO for Matlock for 25 years, talked with students about the importance of fulfilling their dreams, creating a plan and making it work, and finding your faith. He said, “Faith is the thing that allows you to go without fear. When you find your faith you find yourself.”