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Southwest TN Community College TSBDC executive director, Rory Thomas, selected by network as 2014 State Star Award recipient. Find out more
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  • Melissa Gratias | MBG Organizing Solutions

    Melissa Gratias | MBG Organizing Solutions

    Melissa Gratias, owner and principal consultant with MBG Organizing Solutions, has more than 15 years of experience helping business people be more effective and organized. She has consulted one-to-one with hundreds of executives and company leaders about their personal effectiveness and leadership skills and has led thousands more through training…click to read more
    Ed Haskins and Jacqueline Lowe | Sportsdrive LLC

    Ed Haskins and Jacqueline Lowe | Sportsdrive LLC

    Sportsdrive LLC is a specialized niche sewing and non-woven materials fabrication business located in a low-cost East Tennessee manufacturing area with excellent availability of suitably skilled and well-motivated associates. The owners/directors are experienced specialists in engineering and manufacturing niche products and services to the company’s existing customers and have identified…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
    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

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