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    • 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 2011. Fifteen years in nursing
    • 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
    • Charlie Davis | Davis Automotive

      Charlie Davis | Davis Automotive

      With the love of speed and working on cars since a young man, there was no doubt Charlie Davis would one day own an auto repair facility. Davis Automotive, located at 709 Elm Street in Martin, Tennessee, is Weakley County’s largest auto repair business. Previously located across the street, Davis Automotive had outgrown their former
    • 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,

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