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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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  • Melissa Gratias | MBG Organizing Solutions

    Melissa Gratias | MBG Organizing Solutions

    Melissa Gratias, owner and principal consultant with MBG Organizing Solutions, has more than 15 years of experience helping business people be more effective and organized. She has consulted one-to-one with hundreds of executives and company leaders about their personal effectiveness and leadership skills and has led thousands more through training…click to read more
    Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

    Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

    After several years of mentoring and encouragement, Anthony Evans started his own professional painting business in 1989. He expanded his business with a shop for painting cabinets and furniture and for housing equipment and supplies. With no written business plan, no marketing plan and only what business management skills he…click to read more
    Deborah Warner & Allison Spader | Graphic Label Solutions

    Deborah Warner & Allison Spader | Graphic Label Solutions

    Graphic Label Solutions (GLS) is a single-source contract manufacturer in Columbia, Tennessee. The company was founded May 21, 2002, and is a women’s business organization.

    GLS is a privately held company owned by Deborah Warner and Allison Spader. Both have extensive experience in the printing industry. Warner has demonstrated tenacity in…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

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