Our awesome and amazing President, Mike Conrad, and Vice President, Adam Kremin, were interviewed for our local Spokane Journal of Business a few weeks ago.
Did you know that Zaycon started with only a $1500 investment and there were only 8,000 customers in the 1st year? All of which were in the Northwest. Today, 4 years later, Zaycon has over 250,000 customers nationwide with 25 employees, half of which are drivers.
You can read the full story from the Spokane Journal of Business here.
So, Zaycon started out as a pretty small company. Actually, a really, really small company. In fact, I remember buying chicken from one of the very first sales. The whole Conrad family was helping. Kids, adults, brothers, and cousins. The faces of Zaycon have changed over the past 4 years. It’s had it’s growing pains. It’s had its share of being beat up and spit back out, but the Zaycon family just gets back up and keeps running.
If you are ever to walk into the office, you would meet some pretty amazing people. Matt, though listed as a product/market development guy, is actually “the president of cows” since spending a lot of time working towards the launch of our Zaycon Milk Program. Scott, our graphics and branding czar has taken on the daunting task of building our new website in between every other “due yesterday” task he takes on. Rose, the first person you’ll see as you walk in, is the office caretaker, making sure everyone is well fed and healthy. If you turn down her amazing enchiladas, you have truly missed out.
Over the next few months, I’m going to introduce you to our Zaycon family . We want you to know who we are, what we do, where we are from and a few random things about us. We are people, just like you. We have families and lives outside of Zaycon. Although, I seem to live in a Zaycon world since I need to have access to Zaycon things all day everyday.
I’d also like to say, it was a lot of fun interviewing the first few of our drivers. They thought I was a little nuts with my questions, but it makes for an entertaining blog post.
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- http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/retail/zaycon-foods-sells-fresh-meat-in-bulk-and-delivers-it-by-the-truckload/1275095 (www.tampabay.com)