Memorial Athletic Club had their best month ever in August. You may remember that the facility suffered greatly in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the oil crisis, but we’re thrilled to hear that the area is finally recovering!
In addition to the hurricane, road construction in the area, which began 3 1/2 years ago, impacted the success of the club because parents were nearly unable to get their kids to the facility. Just now the construction is finally beginning to clear up and make things a bit easier.
Owner, Dave Cardone, has been committed to keeping his staff employed during the hardships. The club celebrated their 30th year of business in September and has created and maintained a wonderful employee atmosphere. Their coaches are always eager to pick up extra classes and are actively involved in the Parisi Education Challenge as a way to strengthen their skills. “Our culture is our reason for success.”
Co-Program Director, Jeff Biehl, says, “Dave and his wife Joyce are great people and they are the reason we have so many employees who have been here for 15+ years. They have built a great culture.”
The Parisi program has seen continued growth through the summer. Dave speaks highly of Jeff, Co-Program Director, Chris Daughtry and the entire team. They’ve established a solid relationship with the youth football program in the area and have seen brand recognition grow as a result.
Dave understands the value of sacrifice and knows that sometimes you have to take one step back to move two steps forward. In fact, as of October, which is typically one of the slowest months of the year, the program is on track to hit $20,000 in revenue.