Nancy Freeman Balkcom has been president of MySupplies, a Freeman Forms and Supplies Company since 1986. MySupplies was established in 1970 as an independent business forms distributorship. Since becoming President Nancy has developed MySupplies into a multi-million dollar, full-line office products sales organization, guided the company through many industry challenges, and been nominated for numerous awards.
Shortly after joining the company at the age of 15, Nancy took over day-to day operations of the office products and office furniture division, which quickly became the company's largest source of revenue. Nancy is now at the helm of one of the oldest independent office products and office furniture distributors in the State of Georgia.
Nancy's ingenuity and business savvy have helped MySupplies grow in spite of competition and downturns in the economy. In the 1980's the advent of the larger national chain office supply companies led to the demise of over 60% of the independent distributors in the United States, but Nancy refocused the company and expanded the business. They also survived a 30% drop in revenue caused by the 9/11 crisis after which Nancy borrowed money against her home and assets in order to invest in company upgrades. These investments allowed her business to regain lost revenue without laying-off a single employee. Today the company is a debt-free enterprise with increasing annual sales.
Nancy's professional involvement includes leadership roles with the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Women's Business Council where she currently serves on the Board of Directors, Vice Chairperson for the Programs Committee and Vice Chairperson for the Breakfast and Answers Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Enterprising Women, the GWBC Voice Forum Committee, the GWBC Education Committee, and the Mentor Protégé Committee where she mentors other women businesses.
Nancy is a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Women Presidents' Organization, CEO Netweavers, and has served as president of the Atlanta Office Products Association, Chairperson of the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, Steering Committee member for the National Office Products Association, and Employer Committee member for the Georgia Department of Labor.
Concerned with giving back to the community, Nancy instituted MySupplies' Rewards for Charity program, which provides financial support to over 15 local charities by donating a percentage of sales to these organizations. The company also sends food and personal care items to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was featured on Atlanta's 11 Alive news for contributions made to Hurricane Katrina survivors.
Nancy met her husband, a former business competitor, through the Atlanta Office Products Association. Their daughters, Virginia and Sarah attend colleges in Georgia and both run competitively.