The movie rental business, located in the Gallagher Student Center, opened for business in November 2003. It was the brain child of seniors Kristi Zuhlke, Andy Gibson and Kenny Ray Schomp. They came up with the idea after talking with students who had to drive several miles to rent a movie. They did a survey on campus and found 60 to 75 percent of Xavier’s students owned a DVD player.
Since the founders will be graduating soon, they’ve turned the reins over to a new management team. Sophomore Alex Kenney is the vice president for marketing/IT while junior twins Keri and Matthew Dooley will serve as vice presidents for finance and accounting/operations respectively.
“FliX is a non-profit corporation,” says Kenney. “So any profits will be channeled back into the Williams College of Business entrepreneurship program for other projects and scholarships.”
Funded with a three-year, $14,000 plus loan from the Student Government Association (SGA), FliX employs more than a dozen students as workers, accountants and marketers. Other students also work as interns.
For more information, please contact Alex Fenney, FliX Vice President, 502-645-4206.