Being in business sets people apart from most ordinary people and the Small Business Community is dedicated to helping others understand that running a business is an obtainable goal and that everyone should try their best at living their dreams.
The Small Business Community recognizes and awards business owners because they often do not receive the recognition they deserve. Business owners are role models for everyone whether they know it or not. Small Business Community 2018 Best of Business Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
Johnny "Jay Lo" Loper of Olive Branch, MS has established himself as a fitness expert who recognizes the importance of a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Johnny was born in Waynesboro, MS in 1976 and established his love for fitness and conditioning by participating in four different sports during his high school years. He earned All-State, All-District, and All-Conference honors in football, track and baseball. After graduating Wayne County High School in 1995, he received a 4yr football scholarship to attend South Carolina State University. He graduated SCSU with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management while also twice achieving All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors on the footbal field. After playing three years of professional football in the Arena Football League, Johnny decided to follow his God-given purpose and passion of helping others achieve their goals through physical fitness. Johnny holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). He is the owner and founder of Jay Lo Fitness Studio in Southaven,MS where he manages an energetic staff of personal trainers and sports nutritionists who share in his fitness philosophy. His motivational speeches, vivacious personality, electrifying dance moves, and unorthodoxed "high intensity" training makes him a natural star attraction. He has been featured numerous times on FOX 13 News and News Channel 3 Live at 9 in Memphis and the Desoto County areas. As an avid supporter of the military troops serving across the world, he also volunteered his personal time to lead a fitness session for a group of U.S. Army Soldiers at Fort Jackson, SC. In 2007, he produced his first fitness DVD which has also gained national attention. Johnny started 2009 off with a bang by hosting a fitness cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. In 2010, he won first place in the America’s Next Fitness Star Competition held in London,Canada. These accomplishments have opened several doors for expansion and growth of his studio to reach a larger segment of the population. In an industry where clients are motivated by creativity, Johnny has set himself apart from his competition by being unique, innovative, yet personable. His care and consideration for his clients’ health and his passion for his profession make him the undisputed champion of fitness. As his wife, I proudly introduce you to your hometown favorite and my Super Hero Husband "Johnny Loper"!
The Small Business Community Association is dedicated to collecting and organizing information, training, and services that are vital to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone else that needs help running a business, operating a business, or wants to know how to start a business.
The mission of the Small Business Community is to promote a vibrant and growing small business community, support education that will preserve and extend the future of small business and use our gifts within the small business community to serve others for the betterment of our world.
The Small Business Community vision is to enthusiastically advance small businesses in three key areas:
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