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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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  • 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
    Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

    Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

    “Every day, I still feel like I’m living out my dream,” says Donna Burks, owner of DLB Cleaning Services LLC. Her Ooltewah-based business has clients in Cleveland, Chattanooga, and surrounding communities. With a background in healthcare, Donna decided to form a business providing public and private sector cleaning services in…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
    Lisa L. Bisese | Street Legal Industries, Inc.

    Lisa L. Bisese | Street Legal Industries, Inc.

    Founded in 1994, Street Legal Industries, Inc. is a woman-owned, Small Business Administration (SBA) certified HUBZone small business.
    The company provides Professional Infrastructure Support Services to federal and commercial entities. This year the company was able to secure contracts with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Highway Administration, Blue Ridge Parkway and…click to read more

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