CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit, is auctioning a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The winning bidder and team will be visited by Lemonis at their business location anywhere in the U.S. Lemonis will meet with the team about their strategies and business plan. Dinner with Lemonis will follow at the finest restaurant in town. Lemonis' insights have helped businesses across the country go from struggling to thriving, causing CEOs to seek his advice and droves of viewers to tune in to The Profit. On that show, the season premiere of which was the most-watched original series telecast in CNBC history, Lemonis applies his Three Ps (People, Process, and Product) to help businesses succeed.
"It is important to me to give back to the community, and in what better way can I assist than to support businesses while also benefiting a cause I believe in," Lemonis said, referring to Esperanza Community Services, a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities. "When I visited Esperanza, the team and the community left a lasting impact on me. They are doing great work for people with developmental disabilities who come from low-income families and need our support," he said. The auction is hosted by Charity Buzz and is live at CharityBuzz.com/MarcusLemonis through November 16 at 3PM EST.
While many know Lemonis through his series, his rise to stardom is no Hollywood construction. Lemonis' notoriety has been established by his tenacity, shrewdness and determination. His biggest success is as the chairman and CEO of Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owner's organization. While some may rest on their laurels with such a résumé, Lemonis' unique vision and large ambition keep him looking forward. The Profit airs on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC.
"We are so appreciative of this opportunity," said Joy Decker, Executive Director of Esperanza Community Services. "This will make a tremendous difference for the people we serve and their families." Esperanza supports people with developmental disabilities to grow skills and independence.
Their programs include a day school for students with autism, an adult training program, housing, art and more. More information is at EsperanzaCommunity.org.
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