Wesley Berry started working at his family's Detroit-based florist shop when he was a teenager. He quickly demonstrated a strategic style of management that propel it from a $60K per year business to a $60 million-dollar international business operating in 130 different countries. In 2016, after 40 years in business, he sold it to "retire" and follow other passions.
Garnering from his years of experience working with radio stations, Wes is currently the host of The People's Voice, a weekly radio talk show that features both controversial and unifying topics.
As Wesley himself says it, "As the show's host, I'm being guided by the principle that reasonable people can disagree without being disagreeable. Polite discourse of controversial subjects is fundamental to a civil society, and The People's Voice is committed to providing a forum where opposing views can be respectfully exchanged."
Through the years, he's provided consulting services to over forty businesses, served as Headmaster of a state-licensed private vocational school, and worked as a licensed real estate agent, having participated in over thirty commercial transactions.
Wes has collaborated on designing sets for both ABC and CBS television shows, has appeared as a guest on several talk shows, and has been interviewed countless times by broadcast and print media. His many media appearances include: NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Entrepreneur and Time magazines, Fox News, Neil Cavuto, Geraldo Rivera, and John Stossel, to name a just few.
Wes has received many honors and awards, including:
* 2003 - Pheasant Ring Autistic Community Ring of Hope Community Service Award
* 2008 - NAACP Oakland County Chapter's Corporate Leadership Award
* 2008 - Florist Review Magazine's Retail Florist of the Year for Community Involvement
* 2008 - Chamber of Commerce honoree as Business Person of the Year
* 2011 - Inc. Magazine's Top 500|5000-ranked Fastest Growing Retailer
* 2011 - Optimist Club's Person of the Year
* 2012 - Optimist International's Business Person of the Year Michigan District
* 2014 - Civil rights organization United We Walk's Community Leader Award
* 2016 - Commissioned Honorary Naval Commander (O-5) by Michigan Governor Schneider
Wes has held memberships in: The Detroit Economic Club, Adcraft Club of Detroit, Rotary International, Optimists International, NAACP, Shriners International, Wabeek Country Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit Gun Club, NRA, and at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, where he's taught Sunday School, ushered, and served on its Board of Trustees. He has also served on the boards of an Educational Foundation, Community Youth Assistance, and Henry Ford Hospital.
Wes is a Freemason and currently serves as a Trustee of the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation. He also volunteers with a community group that provides wheelchair ramps to those in need. He's a graduate of Oakland Technical Center, having completed their Floriculture & Agriscience Program.
A dog lover, Wes enjoys fishing, and is constantly humbled by his golf game. He and his wife Mia have four sons and have been married for thirty years. They reside in Michigan.
Read more at his website: www.wesleyberry.co
Big Things Have Small Beginnings
- Learn to Play the Great Game
- By: Wes Berry
- Narrated by: Thomas Miller
- Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
In many businesses that fail, the small things are overlooked; they are the things that are often the easiest to implement, but at the same, time they are easy to forget. It’s these small things that have the greatest impact in the long term....
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