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Congratulations to HME provider Thad Connally. He's the 2010 small business person of the year in Bowlilng Green, Ky.

Congratulations to HME provider Thad Connally. He's the 2010 small business person of the year in Bowlilng Green, Ky.

Two interesting pieces of news from AAHomecare landed in my in-box this afternoon.

First: Thad Connally Is Small Business Person of Year in Bowling Green, KY
AAHomecare member and HME provider Thad Connally, III, received the 2010 Small Business Person of the Year award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.  Connally is president and owner of First Choice Home Medical, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The award is given to a community member who owns and operates a growing company with 100 or fewer employees and who is involved in the development and growth of the Bowling Green community.

Connally opened First Choice Home Medical nearly seven years ago. The business has since tripled its office space in a new location and the team of employees, which Connally refers to as the "Dream Team," has grown to 13.  Skip Wirth, director of sales and marketing for the company, attributes this growth to Connally's guiding principle: the patients always come first.

The chamber of commerce board chairman, Joe Natcher, said "Thad is an exceptional business man, and he makes a great contribution to our community."

That is a nice honor. Congratulations, Thad.

Second: AAHomecare has a bunch of new members.

Nineteen new members saw the value of joining the national association and helping to support the lobbying, research, and education opportunities available to the HME community.  The following are new members for the first quarter of 2010:
A&A Home Health Equipment, Greenville, Miss.
Abbott, Lynnfield, Mass.
Advant-Edge Pharmacy, El Paso, Texas
Advantage Diabetic & Medical Supply, Mobile, Ala.
AllState Medical Supply, Miami, Fla.
Corner Medical, Bloomington, Minn.
Eagle Eye DME, Counce, Tenn.
Elkhart General Home Medical Equipment, Elkhart, Ind.
Genesis Healthcare Services, Norcross, Ga.
James Medical Equipment, Ltd., Campbellsville, Ky.
Jim's Home Health Supplies, Lincoln, Neb.
Millennium Management Services, Long Beach, Calif.
New Passion HomeCare, Warren, Mich.
RTA Home Medical Equipment, Chadds Ford, Pa.
Southeast Mobility, Boynton Beach, Fla.
Southern Patient Care, Birmingham, Ala.
Team@Work, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Tooley Drug & HomeCare, Columbus, Neb.
Utah Medical Equipment Dealers Association, Highland, Utah

Have a great weekend.

Mike Moran


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