Greensboro, NC (MAY 20, 2013) – Ged King, president of the award-winning Greensboro, NC research-based marketing firm, The Sales Factory, has been awarded the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year Award by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

King, a graduate of NC State University, won the award based on his amazing business and personal transformations. While King initially struggled to run the company following his father’s death, over the past twelve years he has led the now award-winning and nationally recognized agency to a 1400% increase in profits. The staff has grown from 6 employees to a 30+ person operation and TSF continues to expand.

In addition to the business transformation, King also underwent a personal transformation. After deciding he was not where he wanted to be health-wise, he and another employee teamed up to encourage one another to get fit. Their results were so positive (weight loss, reduced blood pressure, increased productivity), King decided to make a concerted effort to create a health-focused corporate environment. Under King’s direction, TSF now takes a 360° approach to wellness, with the goal of encouraging and rewarding employees to enjoy work, live well and be happy. Since the inception of King’s wellness initiatives, TSF employees have lost weight, quit smoking, run their first 5K/marathon and taken up endurance cycling, among other accomplishments.

Many people run successful companies. But few of them do it with the courage, loyalty and visionary leadership of Ged King. His dedication to his family, community, company and individual employees is inspiring to all who know him.

About Sales Factory + Woodbine
The Sales Factory (thesalesfactory) is an innovative marketing agency based in Greensboro, North Carolina, that focuses on building brands from the ground up to deliver bottom line results. Founded in 1984, thesalesfactory is a family-owned full-service agency that employs a team of dedicated creative professionals. For more information visit thesalesfactory on the web at or contact them via phone at 336.333.0007