Entrepreneurship is not everyone’s cup of tea. The 3Ds- dedication, diligence, and determination help a businessman climb the ladder of success. However, no one can achieve it overnight. Peter Loftin, who is recently awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the year’ by prestigious North Carolina Magazine, is not an exception. It took several years for him to taste the fruit of his labor. Here is a snippet of his journey from an entrepreneur to a social worker.
In 1983, he founded Business Telecommunication Inc. (BTI) in Raleigh, North Carolina. His sharp business mind took the company on a growth ride that brought the organization the much-needed recognition. As a result of it, in 1999 New Paradigm Resources, a reputed research group ranked BTI as the 7th best telecom organization in the US.
About the organization:
There’s no doubt that today, BTI is one of the largest operating units in North Carolina that has been working on a large scale from performing arts to providing the free internet in the rural schools of NC. For this noble deed, the company not only earned its goodwill but one more feather was added to his cap while Peter Loftin received prestigious title- Corporate Citizen of the year from the notable state disability association.
Peter Loftin is also known as one of the eminent art enthusiast and connoisseur in North Carolina. It happened when he sold out a huge portion of his shares of BTI. His financial contribution to North Carolina Museum of Science and Police Athletic League didn’t go unnoticed.
In the year 2000, Peter Loftin again came on the news when he bought an eminent private club, Casa Casuarina previously owned by Gianni Versace. Loftin being a man of moral values and generous in nature, used his property only for good deeds. After restoring the age-old property, he used it for charitable purposes. Being a philanthropist, he joined the National Board of Governors of the America National Red Cross and continued his humanitarian activities.
Loftin’s contribution to the society:
In his 20s, Peter Loftin proved his generosity when he started donating coats to the poor children during the winter. The established entrepreneur didn’t restrict himself only to the domain of business but he joined hands with many charitable organizations to bring about a significant development in many underprivileged communities. His donation goes to the children of the tier 1 soldiers for their higher education.
Peter Loftin- a sports enthusiast
Loftin promotes sports activity and encourages children irrespective of their gender to participate in such activities. He has founded BTI camp for boys and girls who can also participate in basketball competition that he started earlier. His contribution to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America is also praiseworthy.
Peter Loftin left no stone unturned in contributing for the betterment of the society. His participation in many activities and his association with several charitable organizations and boards prove that he is a man of substance. Presently he is a part of Miami Beach Police Athletic League. This man has set an inspiration not only for the people of North Carolina but for the entire nation.