This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Dywaine Betts Jr. speaks with Stephen W. Neal, the president and CEO of K. Neal International Trucks Inc. Based in Hyattsville, Maryland, the truck dealership earned revenues of $106.65 million last year, placing it at No. 33 on the BE 100s Industrial/Service list.
K. Neal International Trucks provides sales, service, parts and maintenance of new and previously owned commercial trucks and buses, with locations throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Neal has earned numerous accolades as CEO of the company, including the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award and being named Business Leader of the Year by the Prince Georgeâ€™s County Chamber of Commerce. K.Neal International Trucks also received a visit from President Barack Obama. Neal joins the Roundtable to share how he rose through the ranks from stock clerk to running his own multimillion-dollar enterprise.
Also, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass speaks with brand marketing consultant Isha Edwards, the owner of Epic Measures, L.L.C. An expert in business, branding, entertainment and education with more than 20 years of experience working with corporate and nonprofit organizations, Edwards joins the Roundtable to share how entrepreneurs can make business meetings less time consuming and more effective.
And finally, every week on UBR, youâ€™ll hear Pepper Millerâ€™s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educatorÂ Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., a wrap-up of tech news from the Chief Digital Aggregator for Johnson Publishing Co., Jun Mhoon, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.
Pepper Miller is the founder and president of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of â€śThe Urban Business Roundtable,â€ť a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice, and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs, and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on â€śThe Urban Business Roundtable,â€ť connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.