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  • Evelyn and Donald Bonds | Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer

    Evelyn and Donald Bonds | Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer

    Don and Evelyn Bonds came to the TSBDC in February of 2013. They were preparing to open Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer in the Indian Lake Area of Hendersonville, TN. They wanted to discuss marketing their business and review their financial pro forma review.

    The TSBDC made the recommendation to…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
    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
    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

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