May 24, 2013
MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 31, 2013)… Herbi-Systems, Inc. was named a Top 5 Finalist in the Memphis Business Journal Small Business Awards 2013, which signifies that the company is among the most successful businesses in the Mid-South and is credited with shaping the Memphis economy. The awards ceremony was held May 23 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Ave. Finalist videos were shown prior to introduce each business. President and owner Kenny Crenshaw received a handsome plaque while celebrating with family, friends and employees. He adds this honor to many others.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Crenshaw to the state Pest Control Board. As a member of the board, Crenshaw advises the Commissioner of Agriculture on issues related to the pest control industry and certifies applicants in the industry for licensing. Members are chosen based on their expertise and experience in the field and serve a 4-year term (2013-2016).
Crenshaw also received the Patriot Award given by the Employers in Support of Guard and Reserve. The award is presented to a supervisor or boss who has been nominated by an employee of the National Guard or Reserve for granting flexible work schedules and leaves of absences. An employee and Iraq veteran, U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Tim Price nominated him.
Crenshaw was previously honored as the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012 and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for Tennessee 2009 Small Business Champion for Tennessee. He has been lauded as an individual who has made a noticeable contribution to the local economy by the Bartlett Chamber and applauded as a tireless supporter of small business by the NFIB.