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Southwest TN Community College TSBDC executive director, Rory Thomas, selected by network as 2014 State Star Award recipient. Find out more
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  • Evelyn and Donald Bonds | Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer

    Evelyn and Donald Bonds | Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer

    Don and Evelyn Bonds came to the TSBDC in February of 2013. They were preparing to open Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer in the Indian Lake Area of Hendersonville, TN. They wanted to discuss marketing their business and review their financial pro forma review.

    The TSBDC made the recommendation to…click to read more

    Jennifer Stone | Stone Cup Roasting Company

    Jennifer Stone | Stone Cup Roasting Company

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center has been honored to work with dedicated and passionate Chattanooga local business owner Jennifer Stone. Since 1997, Jennifer has been counseled by the TSBDC as she has transitioned her business from a boutique coffee café to a coffee roasting business and then to a…click to read more
    Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

    Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

    Roger Henson Trucking was started in Whiteville, Tennessee as a partnership with his wife Shirley in 1975. It is a veteran owned business. With 40 trucks and an equal number of trailers, the business soon outgrew the Whiteville location so the business moved to Bolivar, Tennessee building a facility comprised…click to read more
    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…click to read more

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