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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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  • Kim Willis | Columbia Construction Company

    Kim Willis | Columbia Construction Company

    Kim Willis, owner of Columbia Construction, has been a client of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee State University since 2002. Over the past 10 years, counselors have worked closely with Kim, assisting with cash flow analysis, employee development, and strategic planning.

    Founded by Kim’s grandfather, R. V. Williams,…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
    Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

    Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

    Roger Henson Trucking was started in Whiteville, Tennessee as a partnership with his wife Shirley in 1975. It is a veteran owned business. With 40 trucks and an equal number of trailers, the business soon outgrew the Whiteville location so the business moved to Bolivar, Tennessee building a facility comprised…click to read more
    LaMon & Coke Capron | Balloons and Party Décor

    LaMon & Coke Capron | Balloons and Party Décor

    LaMon Capron’s business development opportunities are practically endless: there is no competition in the surrounding area, and she has a great location in Cleveland, Tennessee. Capron has made a concentrated effort to develop a customer base and get referrals. She has been proactive in marketing her business and has taken…click to read more

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