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  • Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

    Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

    Roger Henson Trucking was started in Whiteville, Tennessee as a partnership with his wife Shirley in 1975. It is a veteran owned business. With 40 trucks and an equal number of trailers, the business soon outgrew the Whiteville location so the business moved to Bolivar, Tennessee building a facility comprised…click to read more
    Kim Willis | Columbia Construction Company

    Kim Willis | Columbia Construction Company

    Kim Willis, owner of Columbia Construction, has been a client of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee State University since 2002. Over the past 10 years, counselors have worked closely with Kim, assisting with cash flow analysis, employee development, and strategic planning.

    Founded by Kim’s grandfather, R. V. Williams,…click to read more

    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…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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