Mink & Company is a family owned and operated company that was founded by Mr. Bill Mink in 1977. After graduating from Emory & Henry College in 1970, Bill went to work in the Washington County, Virginia school system, where he filled many roles; coaching football, basketball and track in addition to teaching. He also filled the role of fundraising sponsor for the junior class annual candy sale. After working three years in education, Bill went to work with a national fundraising company and remained in that position for the next three years. At the end of this time, he became a manufacturer’s rep, selling multiple products to retail outlets. Drawing from these collective experiences in fundraising and sales, he founded Mink & Company. The company originally operated out of the basement of his house and he is very proud to say that it has grown steadily since then. Mink & Company is now housed in a 60,000 square ft. building located in Abingdon, Virginia. Bill began this journey with a simple philosophy: “You tell people what you can do, and you do what you told them you would”.
Education will always be the true love of Mink & Company. The slogan “Funding the Future” is truly the outlook of the management and employees here at Mink & Company. We are parents and grandparents just like you. We are not here to sell products. We are here to sell opportunities for our children as well as yours. We sell uniforms and trips, computers and playgrounds. We offer simplified programs to public and private schools that will help make the educational experience more valuable and rewarding for the youth of our country. And in that noble purpose, we work extremely hard to ensure that we continue to do that in a fashion that we can all be very proud of.
Today, Mink & Company services over 25 states and since its inception in 1977, has raised over 100 million dollars for public schools in the southeastern United States. The company has flourished under Bill’s care and sound judgment. Bill’s son Ron began working for the company after graduating college in 1997 and is now heavily involved in the business. Mink & Company is set for continued growth in the future. We hope that you will join us in that growth!
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