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Sam Simon: To Honor Those Who Served: To Help Those They Left Behind

This week, while many were enjoying spring and thinking about the end of the school year and summer vacation, thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for National Police Week. Participants include the survivors of fallen officers – the wives, husbands, children, parents, siblings, friends and colleagues – of those who were killed in the line of duty. They came …

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Sam Simon: VESTA Modular – Patience Led to Purposeful Growth

Many would-be investors and entrepreneurs have misguided expectations that success and revenue will both come quickly. Conversely, it’s hard work, long hours and a relentless drive to succeed that lead to growth. Patience also is an important trait. We’re patient buyers at Simon Group Holdings (SGH). We spend time researching companies we’re interested in acquiring. We do our due diligence. …

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Sam Simon: Soaring to New Heights with ETI Tech

What often separates good deals from bad deals, as well as good companies from those that are great, is the people. It always comes back to people. No matter how technologically savvy we are in the 21st Century, companies don’t run themselves, exceptional leaders do. One of the Simon Group Holdings (SGH) tenets is that we invest in people. In …

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Sam Simon: Momentum at Soaring Pine Capital and VESTA Modular

Vision, determination and teamwork are characteristics of Simon Group Holdings leaders as well as a relentless drive to win and deliver for our customers. My congratulations to our Soaring Pine Capital (SPC) and VESTA Modular teams who both had good news this week. SPC and its affiliate LPI – Berkshire Estates received a final payoff on its loan to Night …

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Sam Simon: It Began with a Truck and a Loan and Today, Atlas Oil is Michigan’s Largest Logistics Company

Entrepreneurs are often called crazy risk takers, but consider that if no one took a chance, we wouldn’t be a country of leaders and innovators. And, in 1985, at age 21, if I hadn’t taken a $30,000 credit card cash advance, to purchase my first fuel truck, Atlas Oil Company wouldn’t have been founded.  I am proud and humbled that …

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Sam Simon: Our Country’s Heroes – Recognizing Our Military at Christmas and Always

This week, we celebrated one of my favorite events of the year: we hosted a Christmas celebration for 2,600 military service men, women and their families, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. This year was the 10th anniversary. My wife Nada, my sons Michael and Peter, and our entire Simon Group Holdings and Atlas Care teams are happy and privileged …

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Sam Simon: Backing Detroit Real Estate Entrepreneurs

By definition, entrepreneurs take calculated business risks with the goal that their ideas will create value for themselves as well as their financial backers. Two proven Detroit area real estate leaders are Ace Investment Group founder and owner Moses Shepherd, and attorney Dean Groulx, who founded Park Street Group. Recently, Soaring Pine Capital, a Simon Group Holdings company, announced that …

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Sam Simon: Building Bridges for Others

No one gets to where he is by himself. I reflected on this last week when the American Arab Chamber of Commerce honored me with the Economic Bridge Builder of the Year Award. I’m grateful to those who went before me building bridges, especially to my father Ramsey, who immigrated to the United States, in 1973, from Armenia, with my …

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CEO Sam Simon to take visionary role with Atlas Oil as Michael Evans named president and COO

Atlas Oil Co. promoted Michael Evans, 47, to the new position of president and COO. The promotion will allow Evans to oversee the day-to-day operations while chairman and CEO Sam Simon takes on a more visionary role with the Taylor-based company, according to Mary Zaleski, director of marketing. Simon will focus on mergers and acquisitions as well as searching for …