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Sport Clips founder to speak at Coastal Carolina University

January 22, 2009

Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips, will speak Thursday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. The talk, sponsored by the Wall College of Business Dean's Office and the Entrepreneur Institute, is free and open to the public.

Sport Clips Inc. is the nation's leading hair-care provider for men and boys. Founded in 1993, the Georgetown, Texas-based company has franchise locations in 39 states. The 600th store will be dedicated in Wilson, N.C., Jan. 28.

"Visits by national business leaders such as Mr. Logan are another important element in the quality business education Coastal Carolina University and the Wall College provide our students," said Henry Lowenstein, dean of the Wall College of Business.

Sports Clips is 56th on Entrepreneur Magazine's "2009 Franchise 500 Rankings" and is listed as the 27th "Fastest-Growing Franchise." The company was also ranked in the top 25 startups by the Wall Street Journal in 2008.

In the early 1990s, Logan recognized the potential and relative lack of competition in the men's and boys' haircut market. He assembled a top management team and developed the unique Sport Clips concept, which included groundbreaking new haircutting systems, operating procedures and marketing programs.

Prior to founding Sport Clips, Logan owned and operated salons throughout Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is also a CPA. He is a former Air Force officer and pilot and an avid support of professional sports, especially NASCAR.

Sports Clips is the official haircutter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

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