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KOSBE Awards RECAP E - MAGAZINE!

“A Celebration

of Small Business”

ALL THE EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT!


Photos courtesy of Mickey Baker Photography


CONTENTS

4-5 2014 Winners 7 2014 IMPACT Winner 9 Award Categories 10 2014 Judges 25 Guest Speaker 27 All Past Winners 28-31Table Decoration Contest 32-36 Sponsor Levels 39 Become a 2015 Sponsor 40 KOSBE Connection 42 KOSBE After Hours 44 Contact Us 46-47 The Kosbe Infographic


2014 KOSBE Award

S R E N N I W

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Multi Business Appville 101 nce Business Excelle yees Under 10 Emplo Baker’s Jewelry nce Business Excelle ees Over 10 Employ e Boehm Landscap Management neur Young Entrepre Branded. ue Expanded Reven Model rt, CrossFit Kingspo City, n o s n h o J it F s s ro C ising & Fit Life Fundra Gazelle Growth Jennings Group

New Business room Johnson City Ball ology Emerging Techn Landmark GIS Woman-Owned Collision Millennium Auto rer Small Manufactu ery Sleepy Owl Brew IMPACT Carl Matherly a of The Nutty Jav r and King’s Korne Caped Crusader Sam Anderson

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner Carl Matherly of the Nutty Java and King's Korner(pictured left) with Phil Ketron of Triten Insurance

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2015 KOSBE Awards Live Interview STEVE JOHNSON

with a local entrepreneur and commercial developer

Conducted by Jim Bailey, Veteran News Anchor and Director of News and Public Affairs at ABC19 / WKPT-TV

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For more information about the 2015 KOSBE Awards, visit http://www.kosbe.org/kosbe_awards.html


Celebration of Small Business A Celebration of Small Business

Thursday

December 10th

6-9 PM • $75/Person

Award Categories 1 Business Excellence -10

7 Veteran-Owned Business

2 Business Excellence 10+

8 Multiple Store/Franchise

(under 10 employees)

(10 or more employees)

3 New Business

(in business for not more than 36 months)

4 Young Entrepreneur

(owner is under 40 years of age)

5 Small Manufacturer/Fabricator

(must make or assemble a product)

6 Woman-Owned Business (must be at least 51% woman-owned)

(must be at least 51% veteran-owned)

(locally owned and operated multiple store/franchise)

9 Gazelle

(high growth company that has increased revenues by at least 20% annually, for at least 4 years or more)

10 IMPACT

(must be nominated by a past winner or a business entering the contest in one of the preceding categories)

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2014

Judge Panel

Mr. Larry Matson (Head Judge), Retired Ms. Carolyn Pierson Cook, Absolute Communications Mr. Shelburne Ferguson, Attorney at Law Mr. Ken Frohlich, Pristine Springs Water Company Ms. Cynthia Jackson, Main Street Realty

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Sponsor - Holston Valley Broadcasting

Winner - CrossFit Johnson City/ Kingsport

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Winner- Bakers Jewlery Sponsor-Eastman Chemical


Winner- Johnson City Ballroom

Sponsor- CenturyLink

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Absolute Communications


Winner - Millennium Automotive

Sponsor - Triten Insurance

Winner - Carl Matherly

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Brushstrokes n' More

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Sponsor-Hair Benders Salon Winner-Millennium Automotive


Winner- Sam Anderson (wife)

Beyond Engagement & Bellafina Chocolates

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Alan Bracken (and wife)

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Elite Manufacturing & Professional Services


Sponsor-Phil's Dream Pit

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Winner- Landmark GIS

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Winner- Sleepy Owl Brewery


Winner- Branded.

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Elite Manufacturing & Professional Services

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Spencer Financial


Winner - Sleepy Owl Brewery

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Larry Estepp- KOSBE Chairman


Speaker

2014

Gerald O’Connor, Owner and President of Impact Plastics with Jim Bailey of WKPT and ABC 19

2013

Jack King,

Owner and President of L.C. King Manufacturing

2012

Michael Quillen, Founder and Past CEO of Alpha Natural Resources

2011

Bill Gatton,

Owner and General Manager of Bill Gatton Chevrolet-Cadillac and Bill Gatton Honda

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2015 Entertainment

Bluesman & The Blues Essentials 26


All Past Winners Amis Mill Eatery (2013) Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina (2013) Classy Clawz and Paws Inc. (2013) Cureton Orthodontics (2013) Elite Manufacturing and Professional Services (2013) F&L LIMO AND LIVERY (2013) Fanatics 101 Sportswear (2013) GSM Filtration Inc. (2013) HILLHOUSE GRAPHIC DESIGN (2013) Mohr Fitness (2013) Nu Hearing Centers (2013) Seaver's Bakery (2013) TriCities Upscale Affordable Consignment (2013) We Run Events (2013) Workspace Interiors (2013) Billy Wayne Arrington of LampLight Theatre (2013) Signature Properties (2012) Comfort Keepers (2012) The Bagel Exchange (2012) Kingsport Imaging, Inc. (2012) Carew Cuts Barber Shop (2012) Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery (2012) Anytime Fitness (2012) Bellafina Chocolates (2012) Angry Penguin (2012) Rusty Nail Primitives (2012) VIPSEEN Magazine (2012) MASON DISTRIBUTORS D/B/A TRIGGERS (2012) Haun Chiropractic (2012) PICSEE STUDIO LLC (2012) Thom Crosby of Pal’s Business Excellence Institute (2012) Mayor Dennis Phillips (2012) Tal’s Auto and Truck Repair (2011) Rasnick Family Chiropractic (2011) THE VILLAGE AT ALLANDALE (2011) Hillhouse Graphics Design (2011) Aldebaran Financial (2011)

F & L Limo & Livery (2011) LAKE POINTE ADVERTISING & AWARDS (2011) Kathy Richards with AdviCoach (2011) PICSEE STUDIO LLC (2010) STYLE Custom Framing (2010) Performance Medicine (2010) Cumberland Marketing (2010) The Hair Benders Salon (2010) Patient Scrubs (2010) Lifeforce Glass, Inc. (2010) DAVA SNYDER OF THE VILLAGE AT ALLANDALE (2010) Edo Sushi Bar & Grill (2009) Phil’s Dream Pit LLC (2009) Maxwell Coach Company (2009) CLEAN + SAFE JANITORIAL SERVICES LLC (2009) Joyce Grills of The Haggle Shop (2009) Elixir Media Group (2008) Flowers by CopperCreek (2008) LAKE POINTE ADVERTISING & AWARDS (2008) Interim Healthcare of East Tennessee (2008) Charlie Dotson of TCI Group (2008) Dr. Jerry Miller of Holston Medical Group (2008) TRIGGER BEELER’S SALSAS & BBQ SAUCES (2007) Tutoring Solutions (2007) AYP Automotive Service Center  d/b/a Can2’s Car Care (2006) Lucent Glow (2006) Tricitiessports.com (2006) CLEAN + SAFE JANITORIAL SERVICES LLC (2005) Landmark GIS (2005) Decor Exchange (2004) Tennessee Valley Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (2003) Professional Industrial Solutions LLC (2002) Effective Fitness (2001) MR Cleaners (2000) Creative Solutions Design Group (1999) Carter Chiropractic (1998) Tactical Systems Inc. (1997) Warranty One Mobile Mower Repair (1996) Wellness Revolution (1995) Auto Masters (1994)

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KOSBE Awards’

TABLE DECORATION CONTEST

WINNER

Workspace Interiors 28


Seavers Bakery

Nu-Hearing

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Landmark GIS

Seavers Bakery

Fanatics 101

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Elite Manufacturing & Professional Services

Kingsport Imaging

Bellafina Chocolates

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PLATINUM


GOLD


SILVER


MEDIA

BRONZE


PARTNERSHIPS Media

Events


The Club at Ridgefields


B & H Wealth Management

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Hair Benders Salon


SPONSOR

THE ANNUAL KOSBE AWARDS!

THANK YOU for your interest as an event partner/sponsor of our Annual KOSBE Awards. Last year we had more sponsors, entries, IMPACT nominees, winners and attendees than ever before. We could not have accomplished this without external help and support-financially and from the heart. If you have not already done so, check out the videos at our Youtube channel. Especially today, small businesses are so important to our economy. The Annual KOSBE Awards has become a long-standing tradition that ties all of us together and creates a sense of community. Each year we continue to build upon our celebration of small business. The e-magazine features our past winners (dating all the way back to 1994), keeping everyone up-todate with what is new while reminding us of the breadth and depth of the competition.

Sponsor Opportunities

We have a Facebook page and an Annual KOSBE After Hours Event recognizing our winners. Your support of the Annual KOSBE Awards would be greatly appreciated, and enable us to maintain the highest level of quality and integrity. What’s in it for you, as a sponsor? A lot of exposure for your business, and a lot of media coverage. This translates to trust, respect and credibility, which ultimately translates to more customers walking in your door and doing business. If you would like to sponsor the Annual KOSBE Awards now, just email kprendergast@ kingsportchamber.org. There are opportunities for one-year, two-year and three-year sponsorships, and flexible payment arrangements are available upon request.

1 Year 2-Year 3-Year

Title Sponsor (Only 1 Available)

$5,000

$4,500

$4,000

Platinum

$2,500

$2,000

$1,500

Gold

$2,000

$1,500

$1,000

Silver

$700

n/a

n/a

Bronze

$500

n/a

n/a

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Apply for the KOSBE Awards KOSBE Works Hard for You!

VISION -- Our desired future Our intent is to be the go-to organization in the Tri-Cities for small business owners and entreprenuers who want to start or grow their business, by creating and developing the right partnerships.

PURPOSE -- Why we exist

To help small business owners and entreprenuers navigate the rough waters of small business ownership and management.

MISSION -- What we do

We are a technical assistance provider offering assistance including but not limited to: forming a business, how to write business plans, business plan reviews, obtaining capital for start up or explansion, pursuing government contracts, analyzing financial and management performance, proving business case, developing existing and new business, and planning for succcession. CORE VALUES -- The shared beliefs that define our culture and foster loyalty - Respect - Customer Satisfaction - Results - Continuing Education - Collaboration

Visit www.KOSBE.org -Upcoming Events -Tools & Resources -Financial Assistance

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-Continuing Education -Counseling -The Businesss Beacon Newsletter


KOSBE

After Hours

Recognizing and celebrating small business at Your Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce KOSBE After Hours Event with a few of our past Kosbe Award Winners.

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We’re Social follow us!

www. facebook.com/KOSBEConnection Instagram: KOSBEConnection www.twitter.com/#!/KOSBEConnection www.youtube.com/KOSBEConnection www.linkedin.com/groups/KOSBE-Small-Business-Connection www.pinterest.com/KOSBEConnection

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So Who’s Who? KOSBE’s Executive Director

Aundrea Wilcox, MBA Author of Startup Savvy and Superwoman Smarts

KOSBE’s

Administrative & Marketing Coordinator

Katie Prendergast ETSU Bachelor Candidate

Meet the Interns

Maggie Potente

is a sophomore at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Olivia Ellis

is a Roan Scholar and a sophomore at East Tennessee State University majoring in Graphic Design. (She designed this edition of the magizine)

CONTACT US

Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) c/o Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce 400 Clinchfield St, Ste 100 | Kingsport, TN 37660 | 423-392-8800

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KOSBE Awards RECAP E - MAGAZINE!

KOSBE is a program of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and an affiliate office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University. The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-descriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the State of Tennessee.

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