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Our Founder

wordimageCalhoun Enterprises is a diverse organization composed of many different companies. Founded by Gregory Calhoun, Calhoun Enterprises is the product of years of hard work and expertise in the business arena. Below is a brief history of our founder and some of his key appointments during his career.


Gregory B. Calhoun represents the new minority business profession. Working his way through the ranks of the supermarket he went from bag boy to Store Owner in 1984 when he purchased his first store in Montgomery, Alabama. He now owns four supermarkets (he once owned 15) with over four hundred employees working in Alabama. In 1993, Calhoun and Associates was formed to assist Fortune 500 Companies with Minority and Diversity Affairs. His third business venture in 1996 was opening two consolidation warehouses in Texas where he serviced products throughout the West Coast. Calhoun Communication (CALCOM) was founded in 1998 to provide telecommunication services to businesses and private sector customers looking for an alternative to major carriers and/or friendlier service at more competitive pricing. In the fall of 2003, he created Superior Brokerage (based in Montgomery Ala.) and Access Communication which is both based out of North Carolina. His most recent acquisitions are Calhoun Foods Distribution Center Inc. and Calhoun Financial Group, LLC which were both started in June 2004.

Greg has also been recognized for many of his community involvements. He has received many awards but his two most prestigious awards are: being recognized as the National Minority Retail Firm of the Year in 1990 by the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., and being the only minority chosen to tour with President Clinton in 1999 during the Economic Development Tour.

Greg has been married to Verlyn Calhoun for forty years. To this union they have three children, whom all are working in the family business. He is a member of First Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and on the Board of Trustees.


  • Board Member of NAACP
  • National Board Member of Rainbow Push Coalition
  • First appointed African-American Board Member of The Coca-Cola Retail Council
  • First appointed African-American of Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
  • Lifetime Board Member of Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • “Greg Calhoun Day”, March 24 appointed by Governor Hunt of Al
  • Studied in Alabama 4th & 9th Grade History Textbook since 1997
  • Toured with President Clinton & Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. during the “1999 Economic Development Tour”
  • Toured with Rev. Jackson during the “2000 South Africa Trade Mission”
  • Board Member of The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
  • Board Member of Montgomery Area Committee of 100
  • Donates $50,000 to local charities and different fundraisers
  • Featured in the 1997 exhibit of “Alabama’s Faces of Destiny”, only African American to date
  • Ranked by Black Enterprises as one of their top 100 African American Companies (1989-present)
  • Partnered with Michael Jackson’s parents for supermarket chain, 1990.
  • Minority Diversity Consultant for Albertson’s, Inc since 1994
  • Minority Diversity Consultant for The Coca Cola Company since 1995
  • Minority Diversity Consultant for NASCAR since 1996
  • Partnered with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, February 2004
  • Life-time member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Member of The Cosmopolitan Club of Montgomery, AL