The Real Hairstylists of Memphis reality TV series creating a buzz in the Bluff City

Keith Turks is a man with a vision.

mEMPHISA man with a lofty, monumental vision.

A man who understands the notion of what it means to persevere and maximize his potential.

A man, who, well, on second thought, perhaps he can tell you better.

“I know how having strong faith and a vision from God will open many doors,” Turks told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during a recent interview.

To grasp a thorough concept of just why Turks, a native Memphian, deems it necessary to harbor and put on display a spirited temperament as it pertains to achieving success, look no further than the latest project assembled by this rising business professional.

Turks is the executive producer and mastermind behind the reality television series, The Real Hairstylists of Memphis, a new show one-hour show that is scheduled to debut on Comcast channel 31 in May.

tURKS2While a start time for the 12-episode show has yet to be determined, Turks and his six-member cast have essentially created a continuous buzz throughout the Bluff City and various message boards about their much-anticipated reality show, one that could very well catch the attention of renown producers in Hollywood.

Least we forget, Turks, who has previously produced a biopic that lasted three seasons, is a man with a vision, let alone a favorable track record in this ever-so-competitive entertainment industry.

“I was inspired by God first,” said Turks, explaining his inspiration that ultimately gave way to his desire to birth his local reality television series. “In my journey as a stylist, I have met many amazing and talented people all over. I have noticed that the talent that is in Memphis, Tennessee…most of the time, goes unnoticed.”

So much, in fact, that the Memphis Central High graduate thought it essential to do whatever was necessary to launch a compelling project that would ultimately generate positive headlines within the confines of a major U.S. city that in recent months has been mired by crime and a downtrodden economic landscape.

In a nutshell, given the outpour of anticipation, high praise and support for The Real Hairstylists of Memphis, it’s safe to assume Turks is just what the Bluff City needs at this present time.

And so forth.

MAN WITH A PLAN --- Memphis producer Keith Turks, who has previously produced a biopic that lasted three seasons, is a man with a vision, let alone a favorable track record in this ever-so-competitive entertainment industry.

MAN WITH A PLANMemphis producer Keith Turks, who has previously produced a biopic that lasted three seasons, is a man with a vision, let alone a favorable track record in this ever-so-competitive entertainment industry.

“(Memphis) has so many entrepreneurs, small business owners, singers, fashion designers etc.,” Turks said. “But most of the time, the spot light never hits home for us. I had a vision in regards to my business and brand. I also have great businessmen and women as colleagues. I felt that it was time that I put that spotlight in this city.

Did he ever.

Along with the Debbie McClennon, the show’s producer, Turks was not only committed to assembling a cast that were originally from Memphis but, above all, he steadfastly sought to produce a show that would greatly grasp — and retain — the attention of the African-American community.

“I feel that this show will benefit the black community by displaying unity amongst the community,” Turks explained. “It will show that a group of black entrepreneurs are able to come together and give back. Just overall, (this show) makes a difference in a community that has had so many negatives behind it.”

With the birthing of The Real Hairstylists of Memphis, Turks and his cast hope that Memphis’ best days — particularly as it relates to local television entertainment — are ahead of it.

“This show, I feel, will bring a positive look to the community and also the city,” Turks said. “This show will make you, laugh, cry, scream, and sometimes make you angry. But after all of those emotions, you will be able to relate to the people.”

More than anything, Turks acknowledged, The Real Hairstylists of Memphis will especially inspire the younger generation to adopt a vision, thus maximize its potential.

“Reality shows get a bad rep because you see all the back stabbing and craziness,” Turks said. “This show will show that we are people of like minds, striving for goals. And you will see those goals being met.”

As if we expected anything less from the man with a vision.

 



 

THE CAST OF ‘THE REAL HAIRSTYLISTS OF MEMPHIS’

Monica Miller (Memphis)

Atlantis White (Memphis)

Kori Randolph (Memphis)

Charlie Ponder (Memphis)

Shecowa (Wendy) Thompson (Memphis)

Keith Turks (Memphis)

 

 

AndreEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Memphian Cameron Payne as good as advertised in his first season with OKC

INVOKING PAYNE --- Oklahoma City Thunder reserve rookie point guard Cameron Payne has played a key role in team's season-best seven-game winning streak. His eight points on 4 of 10 shooting helped propel the Thunder to a 109-106 come-from-behind win Friday night Dallas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

INVOKING PAYNE — Oklahoma City Thunder reserve rookie point guard Cameron Payne has played a key role in team’s season-best seven-game winning streak. His eight points on 4 of 10 shooting helped propel the Thunder to a 109-106 come-from-behind win Friday night Dallas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


 


 

DALLAS — After Cameron Payne’s midrange jumper with 9:25 remaining in the fourth quarter had given the Oklahoma City Thunder a 12-point lead and forced the Dallas Mavericks to burn a timeout, among the first individuals to emerge from the bench to meet the rookie was Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

Much to the delight of Payne, Westbrook met him with an emphatic chest bump as if to suggest the reserve point guard had provided the surging Thunder with the spark they desperately needed in extending their undefeated streak to seven games with a 109-106 win Friday night in Dallas’ American Airlines Center.

That Payne has continued what undoubtedly has been a favorable stretch for the native Memphian and former Lausanne Collegiate School star has exceedingly benefited not just him, but an OKC team that is currently third in the ever-so-tough Western Conference.

Just as he has done in recent weeks since Thunder first-year coach Billy Donavan installed Payne as a backup to the veteran Westbrook, the ex-Murray State star appeared rather dauntless, thus demonstrated resiliency during arguably a pivotal stretch in Friday’s game.

Six of his eight points (on 4 of 10 field goals) came after a lethargic first-half in which the Thunder shot an unsatisfactory 45 percent from the field and trailed, 56-48, at intermission.

While in the locker room, Payne admittedly thought it necessary to reflect on why Donovan felt compelled to increase his role on a veteran team that is a legitimate threat to come out of the West.

“I just took what the defense gave me,” Payne told MemphiSport following Friday’s game. “I knew going into halftime, I said I need to be more aggressive. And my teammates made it easier for me to get good looks. I just came out more aggressive and, like I said, the defense got us running, got us in the flow of the game. They picked up the pace. Our second unit picked up the pace and then we got easy baskets.”

Westbrook, as it turned out, wasn’t the only All-Star on the roster who was pleased with Payne’s latest outing.

Eight-year veteran Kevin Durant was also brought to smiles when asked to assess the OKC prized rookie’s performance.

“They were huge,” Durant said of Payne’s contributions that essentially helped OKC ease out to the final margin. “They were huge. He was aggressive all night. They trapped him out there at half court. And I told him to take that as a compliment when teams start to trap you because that means you’re doing something well. He’s playing well. He’s playing with a lot of confidence and we’re going to need that from him going down the line.”

While in the locker room at the half Friday, Payne admittedly thought it necessary to reflect on why Donovan felt compelled to increase his role on a veteran team that is a legitimate threat to come out of the West. “I just took what the defense gave me,” Payne told MemphiSport following Friday’s game. “I knew going into halftime, I said I need to be more aggressive."

SHIFTING GEARS — While in the locker room at the half Friday, Payne admittedly thought it necessary to reflect on why Donovan felt compelled to increase his role on a veteran team that is a legitimate threat to come out of the West.
“I just took what the defense gave me,” Payne told MemphiSport following Friday’s game. “I knew going into halftime, I said I need to be more aggressive.”

During his pregame availability session with reporters, Donovan wasted little time praising the continuous stellar play of Payne, who was taken 14th overall by the Thunder in last year’s draft after two remarkable seasons at Murray State.

“I thought it’ll be a good opportunity to see what he can do and he’s really done a good job,” said Donovan, explaining why he named Payne the backup floor facilitator to Westbrook. A lot has been said about our second unit. We’re trying to get a more cohesive unit that plays better together. Cameron has given us a really nice boost coming off the bench.”

As the season progresses, Payne acknowledged his primary objective will remain the same.

That is, he’s destined to learn all he can while he can as he continues to steadfastly heed the advice of Westbrook, one of the league’s premiere point guards.

“He came out on the court and gave me a chest bump,” said Payne, recalling the sequence that took place after he scored his final basket Friday. “You know, that means a lot to me to see Russ do that. I really appreciate stuff like that.”

Given his dazzling play through 29 appearances, it’s safe to assume the Thunder admire the stuff he’s brought to the team in this, his first professional season.

 

AndreAndre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Relax H2o, Inc. owners Jerry and Winter Bobo drawing rave reviews in downtown Memphis

Relax2Jerry Bobo and his wife, Winter, had plenty of opportunities in recent years to vacate Memphis and start a business establishment elsewhere.

That they ultimately elected to stay put in their native surroundings is starting to benefit them mightily.

“We chose Memphis to start our business, mainly because so much negativity and misconceptions seem to be in and surround our city,” Jerry Bobo told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during a recent interview. “My wife and I are fully aware of the huge exodus from our city, especially by young professionals and we are determined to be a catalyst of positive change and hope in our city.”

TOO COOL --- Owners of the newly-erected Relax H2o Incorporated in the heart of downtown of Memphis --- less than two miles east of the mighty Mississippi River --- the Bobo’s business venture is available largely to residents and work associates who need to take customary breaks from their respective job with a relaxing, rejuvenating experience courtesy of their Relax H2O Aqua Massage And Oxygen Bar.

TOO COOL Owners of the newly-erected Relax H2o Incorporated in the heart of downtown of Memphis — less than two miles east of the mighty Mississippi River — the Bobo’s business venture is available largely to residents and work associates who need to take customary breaks from their respective job with a relaxing, rejuvenating experience courtesy of their Relax H2O Aqua Massage And Oxygen Bar.

So far, so good for this young, vibrant couple who, to their credit, is making a favorable case that they could become household names as Mid-South-area entrepreneurs in the foreseeable future.

Owners of the newly-erected Relax H2o Incorporated in the heart of downtown of Memphis — less than two miles east of the mighty Mississippi River — the Bobo’s business venture is available largely to residents and work associates who need to take customary breaks from their respective job with a relaxing, rejuvenating experience courtesy of their Relax H2O Aqua Massage And Oxygen Bar.

Conveniently located at 287 Madison Avenue, Suite B, in downtown Memphis — between Fourth Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard, or one block east of the YMCA — Relax H2o is an ideal setting for a unique date or, perhaps, an impromptu outing on the town.

WALKING IN MEMPHIS --- Relax H2o is in close proximity of Red Bird Stadium and the traditionally historic Beale Street which, fortunately for the Bobos, will provide their new establishment instant credibility.

WALKING IN MEMPHISRelax H2o is in close proximity of Red Bird Stadium and the traditionally historic Beale Street which, fortunately for the Bobos, will provide their new establishment instant credibility.

Also, Relax H2o is in close proximity of Red Bird Stadium and the traditionally historic Beale Street which, fortunately for the Bobos, will provide their new establishment instant credibility.

Not just in the comfortable confines of Memphis, but rather throughout the ever-so-popular Tri-State area.

CHECK OUT RELAX H2o ONLINE: http://relaxh2o.com/

“Our mission here at Relax H2o Inc. is to improve the quality of life for the residents of Memphis, tourists, and the Tri-State area by providing superior customer service, state of the art machines, technology, products and services that provide wellness and relaxation benefits,” Jerry Bobo explained. “Our aim is to lower and reduce stress while improving moral, energy, and productivity.”

'OOOOOOOO, LA, LA' --- Conveniently located at 287 Madison Avenue, Suite B, in downtown Memphis --- between Fourth Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard, or one block east of the YMCA --- Relax H2o is an ideal setting for a unique date or, perhaps, an impromptu outing on the town.

‘OOOOOOOO, LA, LA’Conveniently located at 287 Madison Avenue, Suite B, in downtown Memphis — between Fourth Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard, or one block east of the YMCA — Relax H2o is an ideal setting for a unique date or, perhaps, an impromptu outing on the town.

Not only that, Relax H2o routinely provides the very latest in an assortment of relaxation techniques, all within the four walls of its intimate, relaxing environment.

In addition, Relax H2o offers affordable packages, as well as cost efficient and time-saving services. Moreover, its slew of products are perfect, the Bobos said, most notably for consumers who aspire to relax as often as they can.

How else to explain why Relax H2o has been dubbed “Home of the $20 Massage?”

“We believe that the business of wellness inherently demands excellence of us, and requires a holistic approach to doing business,” Winter Bobo explained. “We believe that our commitment to our customers does not end with the sale. We believe that the wellness of our company depends on the wellness of our customers.”

There is, nonetheless, more proof to such analogies, the Bobos acknowledge.

“You don’t have to feel bad to feel good,” Winter Bobo said. “We have a large eclectic audience. Whether an individual is 6 or 66 (years of age), we have something here at Relax H2o Inc. that will help reduce fatigue and stress along with boosting energy along with increasing an overall sense of well-being.

Relax“From athletes, to the busy executive, to moms who just need a break,” Jerry Bobo added. “We service them all.”

All of this without having to vacate their native home of Memphis and start a business establishment elsewhere.

Surely, this husband and wife team is on the move…right in the heart of the historic Memphis downtown district.

For more information about Relax H2o, call 901-421-8351. Also, following them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/relaxh2o

 

 

AndreEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, author, musician, singer, songwriter, tax preparer, accountant, financial advisor, hair stylist, model, cosmetologist, barber, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Is Mid-South-area realtor Joye Elaine Martin Memphis’ best kept real estate secret?

In case you don’t know her, allow Joye Elaine Martin to introduce herself.

JoyeFor starters, Martin’s professional track record is such that the Realty One Group Affiliate Broker is regarded by a number of Mid-Southerners as arguably one of Shelby-Metro’s best kept secrets in this always-competitive real estate industry. Add to the fact that this thriving, efficient, award-winning realtor and native Memphian has established a keen reputation for demonstrating compassion and a rather distinct sense of professionalism toward her homebuyers throughout the Memphis metropolitan area, and it’s no wonder the sky’s undoubtedly is the limit in 2016 and beyond for this dazzling star of a realtor who has adopted the catchphrase, “Experience the ‘Joye’ of home ownership.”

Literally and figuratively.

HERE ARE SEVEN FUN FACTS ABOUT JOYE:

1. Her real state tenure spans more than 10 years.

2. She’s a 1999 Graduate of South Side High School.

3. She’s a former student at the University of Memphis.

4. She’s presently enrolled at Ashford University, pursuing a Degree in Business Administration

5. She was named Agent Of The Year by Property One Realty in consecutive years in 2008 and 2009.

6. She’s a longtime member of Memphis’ historic Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church.

7. She’s a devoted full-time mother of three.

BONUS FACT: She once served as Reporter For A Day, in which she was granted an all-access pass to cover a Memphis Grizzlies game in FedExForum.

For more information about Realty One Group, log on to: http://www.realtyonegroupfn.com/site/index.php, or contact Affiliate Broker Joye Elaine Martin directly at 901-255-2745 (office) or at 901-859-2983 (cell).

 

 

AndreEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are a realtor, entrepreneur, author, musician, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, or if you would like to advertise on this site, which has garnered a national presence, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle described Flip Saunders’ death as a ‘dark day’ in the NBA

REMEMBERING FLIP SAUNDERS (1955-2015)

DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle wasted little time paying homage to Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders following his team’s two-hour practice Monday morning.

“Flip was one of those guys who was a great and intense competitor, always did it the right way,” Carlisle said while addressing reporters. “And as competitive as he was and as great a coach he was, he had no enemies in this league.”

FABULOUS FLIP --- Flip Saunders, who returned to Minnesota for a second stint last summer and compiled more than 1,000 victories during a professional coaching career that spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of cancer at the age of 60. Saunders’ death comes just three days before the Timberwolves’ season-opener at the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Nam Y. Huh/AP)

FABULOUS FLIPFlip Saunders, who returned to Minnesota for a second stint last summer and compiled more than 1,000 victories during a professional coaching career that spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of cancer at the age of 60. Saunders’ death comes just three days before the Timberwolves’ season-opener at the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Saunders, who returned to Minnesota for a second stint last summer and compiled more than 1,000 victories during a professional coaching career that spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of cancer at the age of 60.

Saunders’ death comes just three days before the Timberwolves’ season-opener at the Los Angeles Lakers and two days after the team announced he would not return this season as he continued to battle his dreaded disease.

Saunders announced in August that he was being treated for Hodgkin lymphoma during which doctors described it as “very treatable and curable.” Saunders, in fact, said at the time he had planned to remain the Timberwolves’ head coach and president of basketball operations.

However, after enduring a setback last month that led to him being hospitalized, the team turned the coaching duties over to interim Sam Mitchell while Milt Newton assumed the general manager responsibilities.

In assessing Saunders’ coaching career that also included stints with the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards, Carlisle ironically liken Saunders’ style of coaching to the late Chuck Daly, the former Pistons coach who led the franchise to back-to-back NBA championships in 1989 and 1990.

“He reminded me a lot of Chuck Daly,” Carlisle said. “He was innovative. He was creative. He was a great coach that coached a lot of different kinds of teams, and he was an impact guy as a GM as well.”

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Saunders was also part-owner of the Timberwolves, although he is widely known for his 35-year coaching tenure.

With the emergence of a young Kevin Garnett, Saunders guided Minnesota to its first-ever playoff berth in 1996-97, his first full season as an NBA head coach. The following year, he led the Timberwolves to their first-ever winning campaign, then helped propelled the team to a franchise-record 50 victories in 1999–2000, a feat they repeated two seasons later. (Getty Images Photos)

With the emergence of a young Kevin Garnett, Saunders guided Minnesota to its first-ever playoff berth in 1996-97, his first full season as an NBA head coach. The following year, he led the Timberwolves to their first-ever winning campaign, then helped propelled the team to a franchise-record 50 victories in 1999–2000, a feat they repeated two seasons later. (Getty Images Photos)

Saunders assumed his first NBA job when he joined the Timberwolves in May 1995 as general manager, working alongside former college teammate Kevin McHale. Seven months later, he was named the team’s head coach, replacing Bill Blair after Minnesota had gotten off to a dismal 6-14 start.

Two seasons later (1996-97), with the emergence of a young Kevin Garnett, Saunders guided Minnesota to its first-ever playoff berth in his first full season as an NBA head coach. The following year, he led the Timberwolves to their first-ever winning campaign, then helped steer the team to a franchise-record 50 victories in 1999–2000, a feat they repeated two seasons later.

LASTING IMPRESSION ---When asked how Saunders’ legacy will be remembered, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle paused briefly then said, “He’s one of the most respected coaches in history. Getty Images Photo)

LASTING IMPRESSIONWhen asked how Saunders’ legacy will be remembered, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle paused briefly then said, “He’s one of the most respected coaches in history. Getty Images Photo)

Consequently, Saunders was fired midway through the 2004-05 season during which the Timberwolves had failed to advance to the playoffs for the first time in nine years.

However, following coaching stints in Detroit (2005-2008) and Washington (2009-2012), Saunders rejoined the T-Wolves organization last summer before his health began to decline.

Saunders, whose professional coaching career began in 1988-89 with the CBA’s Rapid City Thrillers, led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals during the 2003-04 season.

When asked how Saunders’ legacy will be remembered, Carlisle paused briefly then said, “He’s one of the most respected coaches in NBA history. There’s no doubt about that. He experienced great success. And he helped build that Minnesota franchise, really, from the depths of the lottery to a team that was in the Western Conference Finals.”

With the NBA regular season set to begin on Tuesday, Carlisle described Saunders’ passing as a “dark day” for the NBA.

“But we’ll all look back at all of the great things he did and all of the wonderful things he stood for and we’ll learn from his example,” Carlisle said.

The Mavs will wear lapel pins throughout the season in Saunders’ memory, Carlisle said.

Dallas’ season-opener is Wednesday night at 9 CST at Phoenix, the first of a three-game road trip.

 

AndreAndre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurs Tresa Triplett and Lezerrik Massey enjoying Memphis success; Dallas-Fort Worth up next

Memphians Tresa Triplett and her fiancee, Lezerrik Massey, are aiming to broaden their horizon, aiming to maximize their potential, aiming to, well, have what is shaping up to be a Texas-size entrepreneurial impact in the foreseeable future.

Literally.

Clean1Owners of Memphis-based KleanPro Enterprise, an established licensed, bonded, and insured cleaning company that has become a fixture throughout and the Shelby-Metro area, Triplett and Massey not only are destined to enhance their love life, but both are devising ways to expand what is starting to emerge as one of the region’s finest up-and-coming cleaning services.

“We enjoy the freedom it provides us and the ability to control our destiny,” Triplett, the company’s president of daily operations, said during a recent interview with longtime journalist Andre Johnson.

Memphian Tresa Triplett is the President of Daily Operations for KleanPro Enterprises.

FACE OF THE COMPANY — Memphian Tresa Triplett is the Co-CEO and President of Daily Operations for KleanPro Enterprises, a licensed, bonded and insured cleaning company that is fixture throughout the Mid-South .

Now after implementing the essential steps and prerequisites such as attend an assortment of job fairs and training classes, which enabled the couple to obtain their certification, Triplett and Massey now have been afforded the luxury of putting their entrepreneurial talents on display in a variety of Mid-South-area establishments, most notably in dealerships and other sizable facilities.

Owners of Memphis-based KleanPro Enterprise, an established cleaning company that has become a fixture throughout and the Shelby-Metro area, Triplett and Massey not only are destined to enhance their love life, but both are devising ways to expand what is starting to emerge as one of the region’s finest up-and-coming cleaning services.

Owners of Memphis-based KleanPro Enterprise, an established cleaning company that has become a fixture throughout and the Shelby-Metro area, Triplett and Massey not only are destined to enhance their love life, but both are devising ways to expand what is starting to emerge as one of the region’s finest up-and-coming cleaning services.

Given KleanPro Enterprise’s continuous success in recent months, it’s safe to assume that Triplett and Massey are making good on their company’s mission, which includes controlling their destiny, a trend by which they hope will translate into success in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“Our main focus now is to build our Dallas office into a six figure or more company like we did our Memphis location,” Triplett, a Memphis Hillcrest High graduate, said.

In addition to erecting a KleanPro Enterprise facility in Texas in the near future, Triplett and Massey also has started a mentoring program for Mid-South-area youths and young adults, something that figures to inspire youngsters to develop the mindset to become business-minded, to broaden their horizon, to maximize their potential, to, well, perhaps even have a Texas-size impact — much like these two love birds.

Literally.

MAKING STRIDES --- Given KleanPro Enterprise’s continuous success in recent months, it’s safe to assume that Triplett and Massey are making good on their company’s mission, which includes controlling their destiny, a trend by which they hope will translate into success in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

MAKING STRIDES — Given KleanPro Enterprise’s continuous success in recent months, it’s safe to assume that Triplett and Massey are making good on their company’s mission, which includes controlling their destiny, a trend by which they hope will translate into success in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In essence, aside from routinely keeping facilities clean and appealing to consumers, Triplett said what she deems most intriguing with regards to being a business owner is the passion for what she and Massey do will greatly inspire others who are unsure about starting a business to take those necessary leaps of faith.

In a nutshell, delving off into an entrepreneurial venture is a risk worth taking, Triplett suggests.

That is, of course, if aspiring entrepreneurs are willing to exercise their faith as Triplett and Massey have done.

FAITH-BASED BUSINESS --- In essence, aside from routinely keeping facilities clean and appealing to consumers, Triplett said what she deems most intriguing with regards to being a business owner is the passion for what she and Massey do will greatly inspire others who are unsure about starting a business to take that necessary leap of faith.  In a nutshell, delving of into entrepreneurialship is a risk worth taking, Triplett suggests.

FAITH-BASED BUSINESS — In essence, aside from routinely keeping facilities clean and appealing to consumers, Triplett said what she deems most intriguing with regards to being a business owner is the passion for what she and Massey do will greatly inspire others who are unsure about starting a business to take that necessary leap of faith.
In a nutshell, delving of into entrepreneurialship is a risk worth taking, Triplett suggests.

“We have also kept God first in everything we do and we feed off of each others’ strengths,” Triplett said. “This business is important to us because a lot of people want to be successful in life but are unsure if they can do it. We want them to know if someone like us can start with nothing in this business making 400 a month and in a few years changes that to 6 figures a year, then anyone who believes in themselves and willing to put in the hard work can as well.”

Next up for the couple will be taking their entrepreneurial talents to Texas where, according to many, they do things big there.

Much bigger.

“My fiancee is my biggest supporter,” Massey, a Memphis Whitehaven High graduate and the company’s CEO, said.

Spoken like a man who not only embraces the notion of what it means to esteem his mate, but one who, like his better half, strives daily to broaden his horizon, maximizes his potential, and, well, one who’s aiming to have a Texas-size entrepreneurial impact in the foreseeable future.

Literally.

TO REACH TRESA AND LEZERRIK:
Tresa Triplett on Facebook
KleanPro Enterprise on Facebook
Email: tresa0501@gmail.com
Direct Contacts: 901 600-8483
and 901 596-9223

 

AndreEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, author, musician, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to andre@memphisport.net. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

2015 M Awards: Favorite Team

May 25, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) take a walk off the court in game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at FedEx Forum. San Antonio Spurs defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93, and lead the series 3-0.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

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Now it is official. After years of spirited conversation, debate, and full fledged arguments we know which team runs Hoop City.  Memphis was  “Tiger Town” for so long that most doubted that this day would ever happen.  The Memphis Grizzlies are now the favorite team in Memphis, politely knocking the Tigers basketball program from the tops of the ranks.  What is more impressive is that Justin Fuente and the University of Memphis football team (fresh off of an American Athletic Conference Championship) leapfrogged Tigers basketball also.

Memphis Grizzlies, First Place: 68%
University of Memphis Football, Second Place:13.4%
University of Memphis Basketball, Third Place: 11.2%

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2015 M Awards: Best Dressed

marc-gasolSeeing Marc Gasol in a Grizz jersey makes every Grizzlies fan happy.  There was a brief period of time when we did not know if Marc would return Memphis.  The good thing is Marc will remain in the Bluff City for at least another five year’s.

Marc Gasol in a Grizzlies jersey, First Place: 29.1%
Mike Conley in his mask, Second Place: 24.6%
Tony Allen in his robe, Third Place: 23.5%

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2015 M Awards: Favorite Spirit Squad

grannyIf you have never seen the Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas perform you are missing out. They can straight get it and they are one of the best parts about any Grizzlies games.  However, Tony Allen walking through the Warriors dance team was epic, so epic that there was a full day of fans posting the Grind Father walking through random things.

Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas, First Place: 26.5%
Grizz Girls, Second Place:  25.4%
Any dance team that Tony Allen walks through, Third Place: 15.5%

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2015 M Awards: Best Musical Performance

ricktrotterOf all the musical performances, Rick Trotter’s rendition of the National Anthem was the one Memphians liked the most.  Trotter is a true Renaissance Man.  Not only is he the voice of the Grizzlies and an awesome singer, but he does an annual segment on Cerrito Live too.


Rick Trotter’s National Anthem before Grizzlies-Portland Game 1, 
First Place: 33.5%
Bret Michaels pregame concert in Tiger Lane, Second Place: 20.2%
Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush and Frayser Boy at Grizzlies Opening Night,  Third Place: 19.1%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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