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  • 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
    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
    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

    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…click to read more

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