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CNBC Getting Back To Business: Featuring Kelvin Thompson of Perry's Auto Auction


Kelvin Thompson, the owner of Perry's Auto Auction, will be featured on the upcoming CNBC Town Hall Event: Getting Back To Business. The event will debut on Wednesday June 20, 2012 on CNBC at 9:00 p.m. EST and re-air at 12:00 a.m. EST.

Swainsboro, Georgia (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

On Wednesday, June 20th, Brian Sullivan, co-anchor of CNBC's “Street Signs,” is hosting the unprecedented CNBC broadcast, “Getting Back To Business.” The event will bring together well-known corporate leaders and small business owners from across the country for a unique look at very different companies that are working to keep America's economy running and growing. Kelvin Thompson, owner of Perry's Auto Auction, was invited to join the event for an informative and dynamic discussion regarding the success and pitfalls of starting, buying, and running businesses of all sizes during an economic recession.

Perry's Auto Auction is the oldest continuously running auto auction in the state of Georgia, and is a member of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA), Georgia Independent Auto Dealers Association (GIADA) and the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC). Thompson acquired the business in 2007 after spending over 25 years working in technology-based industries; his last position was an executive with Hewlett-Packard. Perry's Auto Auction's growing base of national and regional fleet and lease consigners, as well as area dealership franchises and independent dealers, has contributed to the company's success and momentum.

During CNBC's program, “Getting Back to Business,” viewers will not only be given advice and insights from some of America's top industrialists, they will also hear the opinions of entrepreneurs, like Kelvin Thompson, on what it takes to run a small business in a challenging and ever-changing economy.

“Entrepreneurial spirit is the backbone of this country, but amid this fragile economic recovery, small business owners are facing the challenge of a lifetime,” said Sullivan in a prepared statement released by CNBC at “As the leader in business news, CNBC has the opportunity and the responsibility to help entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality because their success is what makes America great.”

Viewers can tune in to this exclusive broadcast on June 20th, 2012, at 9 p.m. EST and witness corporate tycoons, successful entrepreneurs, and business owners discussing the different trials and tribulations they overcame while chasing the American Dream.

About Perry's Auto Auction
Perry's Auto Auction of Central Georgia is located in Swainsboro, GA and operates weekly dealer auctions, public auctions and salvage car auctions. In addition to the on-site auctions it hosts, the company also provides 24x7 online auction services and live simulcast in real-time for the convenience of both buyers and sellers. The company sits on over 13 acres of land with capacity for over 600 vehicles using modernized facilities, technology and services.

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