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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
    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
    Stephen “Bubba” Miller | B. Miller Recycling

    Stephen “Bubba” Miller | B. Miller Recycling

    As a football player for the University of Tennessee, followed by 7 seasons in the NFL, Bubba Miller protected quarterbacks. Today as the owner of B. Miller Recycling, Bubba helps protect our environmental as he supports Middle Tennessee goal of landfill diversion. Simply put, B. Miller’s core business activity is…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

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