Big Joe's to be honored at chamber gala
By Dirk Webb
Photo by Dale Pickett
Big Joe's Event Services
2440 S Madison Ave. Anderson, IN 46016
For 50 years the Huffman’s, Big Joe and Chuck, have provided the background for Anderson and Madison County’s biggest events. From equipment and supply rental to customized catering, Big Joe’s has allowed party goers to relax and enjoy their event while leaving the details to good hands.
Weddings, Media Events, Grand Openings, Parties, Fund Raisers, Church Functions and Business Events; if you’ve been in this area long, chances are you’ve been a guest of Big Joe and his wide variety of great food.
Why here in Madison County? “This is where Joe and Wilma met and began sharing their lives together. Not only have they been in business for over 50 years, they are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this year!”
Why are you in this business? “We were approached by various businesses and Not-for-Profit groups to offer food services and products at their events; we did auctions, Little Leagues, and the Church of God conventions just to name a few. Over the years we added full service catering (weddings, business events) and fund raising services (pizza parties, concessions) as well.”
What are your goals for 2015? “To expand more efficiently into nearby counties while improving the services to our customer base.”
Who do you consider the most courageous person in history and why? “The most courageous people are the ones who have a vision or dream and are willing to put the effort and resources in to accomplish those dreams. They also appreciate and enjoy the success of other businesses even though it may not be their vision.”
If you were to take that person on a tour of your business, what one thing would you want them to see? “I don’t believe there is any “one” thing that is the most important in making a business successful. I would hope that whomever visits could appreciate the dedication it takes to keep the doors open.”
What was the defining moment when you knew your business was making a difference? “I can’t say there was a defining moment, we are just thankful for the fantastic, positive people we have been able to meet over the years; employees as well as customers. We’re especially thankful for a loving and gracious God who has blessed and helped us through the tough times in spite of some of the challenging decisions we’ve had to make.”