THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

FRED L. DAVIS

FRED L. DAVIS INSURANCE AGENCY
OWNER

“The risk takers of the world are the people who are most responsible for the innovative progress from which we all benefit.” Fred Davis is undoubtedly one of those people who is not afraid to take risks, and whose efforts have taken him a long way, contributing greatly to the Memphis business community. In 1967, Fred opened Fred Davis Insurance Agency, which was one of the first independent, black insurance agencies in the South. Through a strong work ethic and an unmatched sales ability, Fred has grown his company to one that is widely respected. Although he has had many opportunities, he has never moved from his original office space in Orange Mound. His intentions are to show those who see his success that it’s possible to have a vision and make it a reality.

Fred Davis was a charter member of the Memphis City Council and is also involved in numerous other civic an professional interests, including the Brannon-McCulloch Health Center, the Liberty Bowl, the Memphis Park Commission, Young Life, and the Mid-South Minority Business Council.

Description of Business:

General agency handling property, casualty, life, health and annuities

Year Business Founded:

1967

Year Inducted:

1994

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘The risk takers of the world are the people who are most responsible for the innovative progress from which we all benefit. Entrepreneurs are those business risk takers.”