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.

MARVIN E. BRUCE

TBC CORPORATION
CHAIRMAN (RETIRED)
Founding Member

“Virtually every successful company began as the result of an entrepreneur’s idea put into action.” A founding member of the Society of Entrepreneurs, Marvin has spent his entire career putting his ideas into action. He spent more than 20 years with TBC Corporation, serving them as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. TBC is the nation’s largest marketer of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel system. The company’s retail operations include 590 company-owned retail centers and 570 franchised retail stores. TBC also markets wholesale to customers who operate more than 200 regional distribution centers serving independent tire dealers throughout the United States and in Canada and Mexico.

Marvin Bruce has received many honors for his professional achievements, for example he was nominated in 1994 to the Tire Association of North America’s Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the replacement tire industry.

Description of Business:

Marketer/distributor of automotive products to the replacement market

Year Business Founded:

1956

Year Inducted:

Founding Member

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘Entrepreneurship is the driving force that perpetuates the free enterprise system. Virtually every successful company began as the result of an entrepreneur’s idea put into action. We must nurture, encourage and do whatever is necessary to protect and maintain the entrepreneurial environment that has made America the world’s greatest industrial nation.”

For More Information: http://www.tbccorp.com