This week we sat down with local business owner CJ Monte to talk about his business, Minuteman Press-Franklin. CJ is a highly involved chamber ambassador and veteran. Learn more about his services and community involvement below.
How has being a part of the overall business community in Williamson County helped you?
Becoming part of the fabric of our business community through Williamson Inc. has helped me in multiple ways. Most importantly, I have fostered relationships with other business owners and representatives who have the same goals for strengthening the economy while growing our great city of Franklin and Williamson County. Through our continuous contact we mutually support each other and assure that our individual businesses flourish.
Why did you choose to become a member of Williamson Inc.? How has your membership benefited you?
After moving to Franklin Tennessee and opening my business it was at the top of my to do list to join Williamson Inc. This affiliation was important to me as I wanted to get to know the community where I am a resident and business owner. It has proven to be a great avenue to meet other business owners, professionals, elected officials, as well as representatives from nonprofit and volunteer organizations.
Since joining Williamson Inc., I have been heavily involved with welcoming new businesses through being an Ambassador. Also, I am on the member relations committee where we continue to strengthen and grow our existing membership. This has allowed me the opportunity to network and build deeper relationships. These relationships have grown my business and allowed me to become further involved in our community. Additionally, these relationships have blossomed into friendships outside of chamber functions. Clearly, Williamson Inc. provides opportunities and possibilities for growth both professionally and personally.
Tell Us A Little About Yourself?
Growing up in Alabama as the oldest of three children, I consciously decided to make my home in the South after serving in the US Navy. The values and traditions became ingrained in me and are important to who I am and how I choose to live my life. Franklin was an obvious place to locate my business and relocate my family as it is thriving while maintaining small town charm and access to city life. I am married to my beautiful bride Elizabeth (Lesa) and we have an irritatingly adorable 9-year-old Maltese—Stella. In my spare time, you will likely find me volunteering in the community, hiking, playing tennis/golf or watching college football—Roll Tide! Raised by a father who believed in service, I continue this legacy by involving myself within our community. Along with Williamson Inc., I am involved with the Downtown Franklin Rotary Club and GraceWorks ministries. These wonderful organizations have allowed me to develop relationships of influence and experience that will last a lifetime.
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM YOUR COMPETITION?
Quality relationships set us apart from our competition. Relationships matter and we will go above and beyond to meet the needs of each of our customers while establishing trust. Knowing that the bottom-line matters, we work diligently to provide top-notch customer service, communicate effectively, listen intently, and suggest options that always have our customer’s best interest in mind. We live our Vision daily.….
We understand that our success is directly linked to the quality of life enjoyed by our team members and families, and to the economic and social welfare of Franklin. We will be active and supportive members of our community to more clearly understand our customers/neighbors needs and goals. We will work diligently to help meet all of their printing, marketing and advertising needs.
Who should take advantage of your services?
Anyone that needs a trusted partner to help meet their printing and marketing needs. We are a full-service printing and marketing design company that prides itself on building relationships and bolstering our client’s brand. We care for all of our customers and their priorities and treat each client like family.
1441 New Highway 96 West, Suite 2
Franklin, TN 37064