Thomas E. La Guardia Jr., a board member of Cut Rate Grocery (1934-1945) which was owned by Thomas E. La Guardia Sr., made an impact on his customers, employees and within the community. He later became President of Giant Food Markets from 1945-1984 and was also the founder of Jiffy Markets convenience stores (1956-1984). Not only did Thomas E. La Guardia Jr. make an impact on business in Kingsport but also through serving on hospital boards Holston Valley Medical Center, Wellmont Health Systems, Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center and many more. Not only have these businesses made an impact on Kingsport but, our community has made an impact by supporting small business throughout the years.
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