AN IN­TRO­DUC­TORY BIO: Chad ‘Chig’ Martin

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Chad “Chig Martin” has launched Se­crets of Suc­cess, a new weekly in­ter­view se­ries at Web.com’s Small Busi­ness Fo­rum. He has asked some of the smartets, most in­no­va­tive, most suc­cess­ful peo­ple he knows to share their in­sights and suc­cess se­crets.

Martin, a busy, mul­ti­task­ing en­tre­pre­neur, born in the aptly named ru­ral Alabama town of En­ter­prise, at­tended the Univer­sity of Ten­nessee at Chat­tanooga on a foot­ball schol­ar­ship and then worked in sales for 15 years be­fore de­cid­ing to open Thun­der In­dus­trial Sup­ply, which sells main­te­nance and re­pair parts, from his bed­room.

Martin ran the com­pany out of his bed­room un­til it hit the mul­ti­mil­lion­dol­lar sales mark. In ad­di­tion to run­ning Thun­der In­dus­trial out of its sta­teof-the-art fa­cil­ity in Dothan, Alabama, two years ago Martin launched Chig Daddi En­ter­tain­ment, which of­fers mo­bile DJ and video pro­duc­tion ser­vices.

But that’s not enough to keep Martin busy.

He’s also the lead singer of a re­gion­ally tour­ing band, Chad Chig Martin and The Alabama Out­laws, and de­signs his own line of hats for hats.com Martin is also the am­bas­sador for Amer­i­can Made Mat­ters, a na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­motes buy­ing prod­ucts made in the United States.

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