Phillip F. George Jr. Leads Entertainment Machine Companies in Akron, Ohio
Phillip F. George, Jr. serves as CEO of the entertainment machines supplier George Music Company, which is located in Akron, Ohio. In this role, he oversees a family-owned business that has delivered entertainment solutions to customers in Akron and the surrounding Northeast Ohio area since 1933. Currently, Phillip F. George, Jr. and his team provide restaurants, bars, educational institutions, and social organizations with advanced digital and Internet jukeboxes, as well as skill-based games equipment ranging from pool tables to high-definition video arcade units.
For over three decades, he also has served as CEO of Gennco Vending Corp. He leads a sales and technical service staff in the effective marketing and maintenance of coin-operated entertainment machines. Along with attending trade shows to acquire the latest products, he visits national and state industry conferences and consults with attorneys and lobbyists concerning regulatory compliance issues.
Outside of his professional duties, he enjoys playing racquetball and tennis, cycling on trails, swimming in the summer, and eating at restaurants that offer an impressive wine selection. As an active supporter of various charitable causes, he contributes to local food banks, Smile Train, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He also volunteers to raise funds for organizations that serve military veterans.
The Selfless Elf Run in Akron, Ohio, Supports People in Need
Philip F. George Jr. is the CEO of the George Music Company in Akron, Ohio, a family-owned business that sells and services jukeboxes, arcade games, and other entertainment machines. In his off hours, Philip F. George Jr. makes time to support fundraisers for the local food bank in Akron, Ohio.
The Akron-Canton Foodbank, established in 1982, hosts fundraising events and distributes food and other necessities to those in need across northeast Ohio. One such fundraiser is the Selfless Elf Run, an annual holiday event that celebrated its third anniversary in December 2015. Participants don festive costumes and complete a 3.1-mile course that commences and terminates at the Foodbank. In addition to the race itself, the day features activities, snacks, and a visit from Santa Claus.
Contestants are encouraged to raise pledges for the run, and they can become a “VIP” by raising in excess of $250. The proceeds support the Foodbank. More than 2,000 Ohio residents have attended the Selfless Elf Run to date.
Frank Sinatra's No. 1 Singles
Philip F. George, Jr., is the chief executive officer of George Music Company, a well-established Akron, Ohio, entertainment company with a long and rich history. An avid fan of music, Philip F. George, Jr., spends his free time listening to classical performers like Frank Sinatra.
Frank Sinatra began his professional music career in 1935 and continued performing and recording until 1995, making for one of the longest careers in the history of American music. Over the course of six decades in the music industry, he lent his voice to nearly 130 Top 20 songs, including 70 Top 10 hits and 10 No. 1 singles.
Sinatra’s first No. 1 single came in 1940 with “I’ll Never Smile Again,” written by Ruth Lowe and performed with Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra. The song spent 12 weeks at the top of the charts. His second No. 1 hit came two years later with “There Are Such Things,” another Tommy Dorsey Orchestra vocal performance.
Sinatra scored a No. 1 single in each of the next five years, from “In the Blue of the Evening” in 1943 to the 1947 No. 1 release “Mam’selle.” It would be nearly a decade before he experienced another chart topper, the 1955 single “Learning the Blues,” and 11 years until “Strangers in the Night” reached No.1 in 1966. His final No. 1 recording, “Somethin’ Stupid,” came the following year, though dozens of additional Sinatra songs have become iconic through film, covers, and other forms of media.