38. Calhoun Enterprises

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Calhoun Enterprises consists of seven family-owned subsidiaries providing diverse services from food and beverage distribution to multicultural marketing.

Calhoun’s companies include Charlotte, North Carolina-based advertising agency Access Marketing & Communications; Montgomery, Alabama-based grocery chain Calhoun Foods; telecommunications company Calhoun Communication (CALCOM), multicultural marketing firm Calhoun & Associates; investment firm Calhoun Financial Group L.L.C.; food service supplier Calhoun Foods Distribution Center Inc.; as well as wine and spirits company Superior Brokerage.

The conglomerate grossed revenues of $115.8 million in 2008—down less than 1% from the previous year.