Top Notch Security, Inc. Lands Top Entrepreneurship Award from TSBDC

The owner of Top Notch Security, Inc., Alfred Washington was awarded the 2014 Memphis Rising Star Award from the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Southwest Tennessee Community College. Rory Thomas, executive director of TSBDC at Southwest, presented the award during the First Alliance Bank Breakfast held on September 26 at The Crescent Club. The Rising Star award is given annually by the TSBDC to the company that best exemplifies not only business success, but an outstanding working relationship with the TSBDC, utilizing the services it provides.

Alfred Washington stated, "Words cannot express the awesome and outstanding assistance, I've received from TSBDC over the past year. I'm truly humbled by the professional and strategic guidance I received." Top Notch Security acquired another security firm this year and plans to open another office in New Orleans this month.

In giving the award, the TSBDC is also recognizing the entrepreneurial spirit and the company's contribution to the local business and economic environment. "Top Notch Security is one of the fastest growing security guard companies in the country and has created hundreds of jobs since the firm was founded in 1999," said Thomas.

For more information about Top Notch Security, Inc. call 901-345-0445 or visit For more information on TSBDC, visit or call Rory Thomas at 901-333-5086.


Photo caption: Pictured is Alfred Washington, owner of Top Notch Security, Inc.