Rory Thomas is 2014 State Star!
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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  • Kim Willis | Columbia Construction Company

    Kim Willis | Columbia Construction Company

    Kim Willis, owner of Columbia Construction, has been a client of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee State University since 2002. Over the past 10 years, counselors have worked closely with Kim, assisting with cash flow analysis, employee development, and strategic planning.

    Founded by Kim’s grandfather, R. V. Williams,…click to read more

    Ed Haskins and Jacqueline Lowe | Sportsdrive LLC

    Ed Haskins and Jacqueline Lowe | Sportsdrive LLC

    Sportsdrive LLC is a specialized niche sewing and non-woven materials fabrication business located in a low-cost East Tennessee manufacturing area with excellent availability of suitably skilled and well-motivated associates. The owners/directors are experienced specialists in engineering and manufacturing niche products and services to the company’s existing customers and have identified…click to read more
    Stephen “Bubba” Miller | B. Miller Recycling

    Stephen “Bubba” Miller | B. Miller Recycling

    As a football player for the University of Tennessee, followed by 7 seasons in the NFL, Bubba Miller protected quarterbacks. Today as the owner of B. Miller Recycling, Bubba helps protect our environmental as he supports Middle Tennessee goal of landfill diversion. Simply put, B. Miller’s core business activity is…click to read more
    Lynda Miller | Magnolia Manor

    Lynda Miller | Magnolia Manor

    Magnolia Manor Retirement Home, an assisted living facility, is at 242 Magnolia Avenue West, McKenzie, Tennessee. The original structure was built in 1941 as a personal residence in the style of a Grecian villa. In August 2009, Lynda Miller and her husband purchased the property for $225,000. The building needed…click to read more

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