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    • John Jerman | Office Furniture Warehouse

      John Jerman | Office Furniture Warehouse

      The seeds of success for John Jerman’s business were planted during his days as a student at the University of Tennessee. These seeds took root through the establishment of Office Furniture Warehouse (OFW). The business sprang to life in 2008 out of an old gas station and car lot. John and his company are passionate
    • Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

      Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

      “Every day, I still feel like I’m living out my dream,” says Donna Burks, owner of DLB Cleaning Services LLC. Her Ooltewah-based business has clients in Cleveland, Chattanooga, and surrounding communities. With a background in healthcare, Donna decided to form a business providing public and private sector cleaning services in 2011. Fifteen years in nursing
    • Steve Malogorski, Glenn Hixson, and Karen Malogorski | Bikes Plus, Inc.

      Steve Malogorski, Glenn Hixson, and Karen Malogorski | Bikes Plus, Inc.

      The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Southwest Tennessee Community College has been honored to serve thousands of small businesses in its community including Bikes Plus, Inc., owned by Steve Malogorski, Glenn Hixson, and Karen Malogorski. Bikes Plus has grown from a small bike shop to now having multiple locations across the Memphis area. The
    • Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. | Greg’s Pizza Restaurants

      Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. | Greg’s Pizza Restaurants

      Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. is the TSBDC at East Tennessee State University’s 2013 Rising Star Award recipient. The client (Eddy) received financial and business counseling assistance by the TSBDC team. Dr. Bob Justice, directed the effort with taxation and start-up counseling by business specialist Bob Graham and social media marketing counseling and training by

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