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  • Deborah Warner & Allison Spader | Graphic Label Solutions

    Deborah Warner & Allison Spader | Graphic Label Solutions

    Graphic Label Solutions (GLS) is a single-source contract manufacturer in Columbia, Tennessee. The company was founded May 21, 2002, and is a women’s business organization.

    GLS is a privately held company owned by Deborah Warner and Allison Spader. Both have extensive experience in the printing industry. Warner has demonstrated tenacity in…click to read more

    Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel | Bliss and Bliss Home

    Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel | Bliss and Bliss Home

    Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel have never been ones to let obstacles slow them down. The married owners of bliss and bliss Home opened their first shop in 2003 at the height of Market Square infrastructure reconstruction. However, they wanted to be part of the revitalization of downtown Knoxville and…click to read more
    Robert Barrett | HobbyTown USA Inc.

    Robert Barrett | HobbyTown USA Inc.

    HobbyTown is a full-line hobby store featuring products in the categories of radio control, games, railroads, models, parts and paint, rockets, and science and educational items. The business specializes in model trains and radio-controlled cars and airplanes.

    During the economic downturn that has hit the retail sector so hard, owner Robert…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

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