George Falls is regarded as one of the premiere restaurateurs in the Memphis and Mid-South area. He worked for Holiday Inns, Inc. for 24 years. While still employed there, he and two partners (one of whom was fellow member, Frank Flautt) bought Paulette’s Restaurant. In 1984, George decided to leave the corporate world and bought out his partners. George is a partner in the Inn of Harbor Town that includes three restaurants: Paulette’s, The Terrace, and Tug’s.
George’s community involvement is also reputable. George has been loyal to the Memphis Symphony since 1974-serving as Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the Board. He served as Board Chairman of the Boys and Girls Clubs and has chaired its Steak & Burger Dinner. George is Past Chairman of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation Board, the Memphis Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and of The Society of Entrepreneurs. He has also served on the Board of the Memphis Restaurant Association, the Tennessee Restaurant Association, City Beautiful Commission, and many other worthy organizations.
“Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, ‘Nothing astonishes man more than common sense and plain dealing.’ Every enterprise goes far beyond this adage and gets much more complicated, but to me it’s the very essence of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs have the ability to bring diverse elements of a business into some kind of operating entity: people, equipment, people, money, people and markets. Somehow the entrepreneur has to get all of this working together. The practical, pragmatic, persevering person seems to do it best.
“Long live the entrepreneurs, common sense and plain dealing!”
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