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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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  • Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. | Greg’s Pizza Restaurants

    Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. | Greg’s Pizza Restaurants

    Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. is the TSBDC at East Tennessee State University’s 2013 Rising Star Award recipient.

    The client (Eddy) received financial and business counseling assistance by the TSBDC team. Dr. Bob Justice, directed the effort with taxation and start-up counseling by business specialist Bob Graham and social media marketing…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
    Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

    Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

    After several years of mentoring and encouragement, Anthony Evans started his own professional painting business in 1989. He expanded his business with a shop for painting cabinets and furniture and for housing equipment and supplies. With no written business plan, no marketing plan and only what business management skills he…click to read more
    Lynda Miller | Magnolia Manor

    Lynda Miller | Magnolia Manor

    Magnolia Manor Retirement Home, an assisted living facility, is at 242 Magnolia Avenue West, McKenzie, Tennessee. The original structure was built in 1941 as a personal residence in the style of a Grecian villa. In August 2009, Lynda Miller and her husband purchased the property for $225,000. The building needed…click to read more

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