2014 KOSBE Awards Logo

Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014

6—9 PM • $65/Person

The Club at Ridgefields • 2320 Pendragon Rd 
Kingsport • Tennessee 37660

Includes Food, Spirits, & Live Music by 

Model City Groove School Logo Model City Groove School

Also featuring a LIVE interview
with Local Entrepreneur
Mr. Gerald O'Connor

President of Impact Plastics, Erwin, Tenn.  Conducted by, Jim Bailey, Veteran News Anchor and Director of News and Public Affairs at ABC19 / WKPT-TV.

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American manufacturing is far from dead.  Injection molder, Impact Plastics Inc., recently launched a $1.3 million expansion in Erwin, Tennessee to meet increased demand for parts in the auto industry.  In fact according to Governor Haslam, Tennessee led the Southeast last year in new manufacturing jobs created.  The growth of the automotive industry and suppliers like Impact Plastics are a leading reason.  

Over the past few years, Tennessee has seen Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG expand or open new operations in the state.  Join us to hear some of the best business advice you never hear. It takes a lot more than you think for a small business to meet the most stringent cost, quality and delivery standards required to do business with the big auto makers, and still be a profitable operation.

Gerald O Connor and Governor Haslam

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Inaugurated in 1994, the Annual KOSBE Awards are the longest running and most recognized small business-focused awards program in the Tri-Cities area.  The mission of the KOSBE Awards is to recognize and celebrate local small business.

For more information call 423-392-8811.


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