Drive Incorporated Expands Into St. Louis with a Bang
St. Louis, MO, May 24, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Drive Incorporated, a Sports and Entertainment Marketing Firm, has been in business in the Western United States for 11 years. This March, they took the giant leap of moving their corporate headquarters to St. Louis in order to facilitate the nearly 100 clients in the area. Executive Brian Cooper stated that with the number of clients in the greater St. Louis area, including two of St. Louis' favorite pro sports teams, the move, "just made sense. We've had success in other markets without nearly as many name brand clients, and while we will continue to work with our clients in those markets, it was definitely time to move our headquarters east."
Drive, a privately held small business, seems to be doing something right. In fact, they've grown each and every year. Executive Ali Helmboldt attributes that growth to the fundamental mission of the company, "Here at Drive," she says, "we believe very strongly in the interconnectedness of success: in order for the company to be successful, both our clients and our staff have to be incredibly successful." She goes on to explain that Drive Incorporated promotes solely from within.
"People have approached us wanting to manage a branch or looking for an opportunity to buy into a franchise. All are shocked when we decline regardless of their experience or offer. Quite frankly, I believe our success is a direct reflection of our promote from within policy. Every manager starts in the same position, and is given clear guidelines on how to move up. Their growth is based on meeting those guidelines and nothing else."
When asked what might happen to that policy when Drive no longer has a waiting list of clients, Helmboldt went on to explain their newest endeavor, which is branching out from their current client base in the sports, entertainment, and leisure industries to facilitate clients in both telecommunication and charity. "Our growth," says Cooper, "has always been based around the growth of our staff. If that means we grow into other industries, we're nothing but open and excited."