Fabunde Mamey Joins the ASP Franchising Team
Mercer Innovation Center, Business School Seminar Lead Talented Recent Graduate to Launch Career in Macon
MACON, G.a. – America’s Swimming Pool Company (ASP) – Fabunde Mamey is thankful about his decision to choose Stewart Vernon’s entrepreneurship course at Mercer University.
Mamey, originally from Liberia, came to Mercer University on a scholarship his freshman year of college. He majored in Information Technology and a minor in Business Administration. Shortly before his last semester at the University, he found out about a course being offered, entitled “Seminar in Entrepreneurship.” This course was taught by Stewart Vernon, who is also the Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company, which is the largest swimming pool service, maintenance, repair, and renovation franchise in the nation.
“Fabunde’s enthusiasm and desire to learn about business is what stood out to me,” said Vernon. “His business pitch and the relationships he made with the class and guest speakers is the reason why he earned the title of ‘Entrepreneur of the Class.’”
Headquartered in Macon, Georgia, the ASP facility sits tucked away on Lake Street. This is where the budding entrepreneur took an offer as a Communications and Web Development Intern during the 2016 fall semester. Mamey quickly adapted to the corporate internship role and successfully helped develop and launch an e-commerce website for the company.
Mamey has a passion for computer programming, but programming was not the business idea that led him to be honored as Entrepreneur of the Class. His business idea came from the desire to improve and rebuild his post-war country of Liberia, where most of his family resides. Mamey successfully pitched his ideas on a real estate business in Liberia and was awarded a $500 check and the title of Entrepreneur of the Class.
“Mr. Vernon has taught me the importance of hard work and relationships,” said Mamey. “Before taking this course I doubted my ability to pursue my goals, but Mr. Vernon has been a great mentor, and has proved a wonderful opportunity for me in Macon, GA.”
Mamey began his full-time position as Web Developer and IT Support at the ASP corporate headquarters in February. His role is to maintain each franchise owners website, generate new ideas for website improvement, SEO development, and database management systems.
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America’s Swimming Pool Company (ASP) is the largest swimming pool cleaning, repair, and renovation franchise system in the nation. Founded in 2002 by Stewart C. Vernon, the company is based on the belief that by providing a higher quality pool service at a reasonable price, the brand would raise the industry standards for pool service. In 2005, ASP began franchising and now covers over 400 cities in 23 states across the nation. For more information on ASP’s swimming pool franchise opportunities, visit ASPfranchising.com. For more information on ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, visit ASPPoolco.com.
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