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    • Lisa L. Bisese | Street Legal Industries, Inc.

      Lisa L. Bisese | Street Legal Industries, Inc.

      Founded in 1994, Street Legal Industries, Inc. is a woman-owned, Small Business Administration (SBA) certified HUBZone small business. The company provides Professional Infrastructure Support Services to federal and commercial entities. This year the company was able to secure contracts with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Highway Administration, Blue Ridge Parkway and Lackland AFB. In 2013,
    • 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
    • Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel | Bliss and Bliss Home

      Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel | Bliss and Bliss Home

      Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel have never been ones to let obstacles slow them down. The married owners of bliss and bliss Home opened their first shop in 2003 at the height of Market Square infrastructure reconstruction. However, they wanted to be part of the revitalization of downtown Knoxville and Market Square needed retail. Often
    • Charles Whittenburg | Whittenburg Land Surveying

      Charles Whittenburg | Whittenburg Land Surveying

      Charles Whittenburg is owner and president of Whittenburg Land Surveying, the largest land surveying company in the Upper Cumberland region. He has worked on large-scale, public projects like the Center Hill Dam restoration and has expanded his business into the private sector providing site layout, FEMA flood certifications, ALTA certified surveys, topographic surveys, boundary surveys,

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