An Amazing Local Entrepreneur
Fri February 15, 2013
Mary Ellen Sheets to Speak at "Makers"
Mary Ellen Sheets, founder of Two Men and a Truck International, Inc., will be the guest speaker at an Evening at WKAR on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. | RESERVE SEATS HERE |
Sheets' sons started a small moving business during their 1980s high school years to earn extra spending money. When they left for college, Mary Ellen Sheets took over the business for a $350 equipment investment. The company has since franchised with more than 200 locations worldwide and franchises in 31 states, Canada and Ireland.
A key portion of Sheets' business model is based on giving back to the community through local service
projects. The business donates a portion of every move to the American Cancer Society and encourages all franchises to get involved with local communities.
Sheets has received numerous awards, and was the first and only woman honored in 40 years with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the International Franchise Association. She received the Michigan Women’s Foundation Women of Achievement and Courage Award in 2004; won the Athena Award in 2002; was awarded the 1999 Working Woman 500 Congress; was a Working Woman’s 1999 Best Employer Regional Finalist; won the 1998 Blue Chip Award; was named the 1995 Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year Award; was a Top 25 Michigan Business Woman of the Year in 1994; and, in 1993, was named the Lansing Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year.