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  • Robert Barrett | HobbyTown USA Inc.

    Robert Barrett | HobbyTown USA Inc.

    HobbyTown is a full-line hobby store featuring products in the categories of radio control, games, railroads, models, parts and paint, rockets, and science and educational items. The business specializes in model trains and radio-controlled cars and airplanes.

    During the economic downturn that has hit the retail sector so hard, owner Robert…click to read more

    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…click to read more

    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
    Jason Duncan | Future Vision Energy Inc.

    Jason Duncan | Future Vision Energy Inc.

    Jason Duncan contacted the TSBDC at Volunteer State Community College for assistance in growing a new business startup. Jason had recently started Future Vision Energy and was looking for business development assistance including information on business structure and marketing and hiring personnel.

    Future Vision Energy specializes in lighting retrofits and HVAC…click to read more

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