... and here are the 2019 Winners!

The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE)is pleased to announce the winners of the 25th Anniversary KOSBEs in each of the following categories:

  • 2019 Manufacturing Business Excellence – GSM Filtration
  • 2019 Marketing Business Excellence – Beyond Engagement
  • 2019 Veteran-Owned Business Excellence — Rowan Tree Care
  • 2019 New Business Excellence – The Salt Oasis Kingsport
  • 2019 Retail Business Excellence – Duke & Fox
  • 2019 Woman-Owned Business Excellence – Flight Athletic Academy
  • 2019 Service Business Excellence – Appalachian Maid Services
  • 2019 Construction Business Excellence – Patterson Homes
  • 2019 Innovation Business Excellence – ActionVFX
  • 2019 Food Business Excellence – The Main Street Pizza Company
  • 2019 Pillar of Excellence – Hunter, Smith & Davis
  • 2019 Young Entrepreneur Business Excellence – ARO Creative
  • 2019 Gazelle Business Excellence – Mycroft Signs
  • 2019 IMPACT Award – Don Royston

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Hal Carmack The Voice of Kingsport

Hidden Gem Award

Local legend Hal Carmack, also known across the country as "Mr. Telethon," will be recognized at this year’s KOSBEs. Carmack will be honored with a special Hidden Gem award for his significant but quiet contributions including designing and building 26 of Pal’s distinctive hot-dog-shaped restaurants.

Carmack is featured in the current issue of VIP Seen Magazine.


THANKS to Our Amazing Sponsors!


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