It has been said that businesses are the life blood of a community. That saying applies to those enterprises that are owned and operated by people living in the community in which they do business.

Community-based businesses benefit from a special reciprocal arrangement that evolves and is required for their success. This special arrangement is forged with commitment and the development of trust. It requires that these businesses and their owners participate in the economic, social, and political fabric of the community. There are few businesses today in our communities that fit this lofty credo.

James and Robert Paschal exemplified this rare breed of community based entrepreneurs. Since 1947, they touched the lives of many citizens and established a living legacy in the Atlanta community by their service and their deeds.