The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council has announced their choice for Entrepreneur of the Year -- Dr. Brad Durham. This prestigious award was announced during the Small Business Trade Show and Annual Banquet, held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott on June 1, 2004.
"Dr. Durham exemplifies great leadership within a small business structure. He has been in business since 1982. He will be a superb ambassador for local businesses during the next year. He is a visionary with a positive attitude, the epitome of a successful businessman. Brad is an individual who believes people come first. You can see this in everything he does, which includes his family, the people who work with him, his patients, as well as his community," says Marjorie Young, Chairman of the Small Business Council.
The criteria for Entrepreneur of the Year award include: high ethical standards, serves as an advocate for his/her profession, is recognized by peers as a successful and innovative practitioner, and is someone who creates new ideas and concepts within their profession.
Dr. Durham was recently earned a Mastership in Aesthetic Neuromuscular Dentistry degree; the highest degree obtainable in this field. One Savannah attendee who is also a satisfied patient said, "You couldn't find anyone more deserving, Dr. Brad is such a hard worker and is committed to giving his patients the best care. If you are one of his patients, you know you will receive prompt service and painless treatments. He's always learning, and he actually listens to me to make sure I understand everything- remarkable, a dentist who runs his business that way! No wonder he is one of the premier dentists in the country."
"I am excited and honored. This award means a great deal to me, but credit has to given to my co-workers and my family, without them, this wouldn't have been possible," said Dr. Durham. "I have devoted 20 years to developing a practice that combines art, science, technology and gentle, personalized care. I take pride in knowing our offices are the best equipped in the country. It's awesome to be recognized by the Small Business Council for doing something I love."
Dr. Durham attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina majoring in Chemistry. He received his dental training and degree from the Medical University in Charleston, S.C. He and his wife, Louise, live on Wilmington Island with their two children, Jessica and Blake.
Dr. Durham's dental practice is located at 1317 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31406. They can be reached at 912-234-8282 or visit www.braddurhamdmd.com.