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  • Judi Mashburn | MAS Components & Coatings LLC

    Judi Mashburn | MAS Components & Coatings LLC

    MAS Components & Coatings, LLC, is a prime contractor that produces engineering and scale drawings under a Department of Defense contract for the manufacture of radar-jamming systems for military aviation applications. The firm started six years ago with initial leverage of $730,000. This included personal payments of $150,000, payments to…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
    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
    Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

    Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

    “Every day, I still feel like I’m living out my dream,” says Donna Burks, owner of DLB Cleaning Services LLC. Her Ooltewah-based business has clients in Cleveland, Chattanooga, and surrounding communities. With a background in healthcare, Donna decided to form a business providing public and private sector cleaning services in…click to read more

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