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Long-time C12 member and Board Director, Mark Dillon, President of Tampa Bay Steel (a steel fabricator and distributor with nearly $70 million in annual sales), was prominently featured in the October 9, 2006 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Mark’s caricature accompanied a ‘top of page one’ teaser entitled “The Christian in the Corner Office.” The feature article appeared as the lead story in the Marketplace Section and was entitled “Managing by the (Good) Book.” The reporter had spent a day with Mark in his business and another day attending a Tampa Bay C12 Group meeting. Another C12 member company, $900 million staffing firm Kforce Inc. (Nasdaq) was also mentioned. The writer described some of the particular blessings and challenges involved in leading according to Biblical principles and highlighted the fact that Mark’s company had seen scores of associates come to the Lord in prior months. What the article failed to point out is the long-term healthy track record in growing both sales and profitability and an increased sense of true teamwork and accountability which results from such servant leadership at the helm of a firm. Tampa Bay Steel has witnessed roughly 280 salvations and a doubling of its sales and profits in 10 years as a C12 member. God is good! Way to go Mark!
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