• Business Buzz: 3/17/2021

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    March 14, 2021
    Achievement
    • Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced Ben Lomand Connect’s subsidiaries, Ben Lomand Communications and Volunteer First Services, as recipients of over $2.1 million in grants for underserved areas of Cumberland, Coffee, and Warren counties. These are matching grants, with Ben Lomand contributing an additional $2.1 million for a total investment of over $4.2 million in all three countiesRead more….
    Education
    • As Minority Liaison, Leah Simpson's support of her students extends beyond the high school years. She uses technology to keep in touch with her students; even years after graduation, WCHS graduates have approached Leah for help with everything from FAFSA renewal to assisting with a transfer application. Because Leah invests so much time into building relationships with her students and their families, she is viewed as a trusted resource that can be relied upon to offer guidance and support to her community for years to comeRead more….
     Community
    • The Biz Foundry kicks off Start-Up You Start Up this Thursday!  In this premium workshop, participants will learn how to build a solid foundation for their new business endeavor (or how to fortify the foundation they've already laid). Through group lessons lead by business experts, you will gain professional and community insights and feedback to help shape your idea into a successful startup.
    Government
    • The City of McMinnville is currently studying how to improve walking and bicycling in two areas of town and invites the community to provide their input during the bicycle/pedestrian planning process. There are three opportunities to get involved over the next several months: an online survey, a mapping option, and attending one of the public meetings.
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