Inaugurated in 1994, the Annual KOSBE Awards is the longest running and most recognized small business-focused awards program in the Tri-Cities area.
The mission of KOSBE is to be the go-to organization in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business, by acquiring or creating and developing the right tools and resources and cultivating the right partnerships.
Sam Booher, KOSBE Advisory Council Chairman, thinks the adjustments made to this year's KOSBE Awards are much needed and better aligned with how entrepreneurs do things, and the way small businesses truly operate.
The KOSBE Awards promote economic impact by recognizing local small businesses that contribute to the tax-base of Kingsport.
KOSBE is an official partner of Google and is hosting a viewing party of this livestream for local businesses.
Please bring your brown bag lunch, KOSBE will have water and coffee for event attendees.
Speaker(s): Aundrea Wilcox, KOSBE
Executive Director and TSBDC at ETSU Senior Business Counselor; Greg Perdue, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, First Tennessee; Larry Estepp, President, Citizens Bank; and Ted Fields, Senior Vice President Market Executive, Powell Valley National Bank.
When asked why these particular businesses were selected, KOSBE Advisory Council Chairman Sam Booher said, "This group of business owners is diverse in many ways not limited to geography, type of business, stage of business life cycle, gender, race, age, experiences, skills, perspectives, ethnicity and economics.
Participants will also be assigned a mentor, from the KOSBE Advisory Council, and be required to meet with them once a month, at a time and place that is convenient for both.
invites all proponents and opponents of the Bitcoin Technology to join them for an open and insightful discussion about the pros and cons, and to understand what the future holds for Bitcoin.
The co-sponsor(s) of this seminar are: Kingsport Chamber; Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE
); Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU; LiftTN - Tennessee Dept.
Awards promote economic impact for the Tri-Cities by recognizing small businesses that are leading by example and making an extraordinary contribution to the communities they do business in.