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  • 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…click to read more
    Jason Duncan | Future Vision Energy Inc.

    Jason Duncan | Future Vision Energy Inc.

    Jason Duncan contacted the TSBDC at Volunteer State Community College for assistance in growing a new business startup. Jason had recently started Future Vision Energy and was looking for business development assistance including information on business structure and marketing and hiring personnel.

    Future Vision Energy specializes in lighting retrofits and HVAC…click to read more

    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…click to read more
    John L. Pointer | Sears Home Town Store

    John L. Pointer | Sears Home Town Store

    Mr. Pointer first contacted the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) in Columbia in February 2013. The owner of the Columbia Sears Home Town Store wanted to sell the store after her husband’s death. She and her husband had opened the store three years earlier and had used TSBDC services…click to read more

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