Inaugural Annual KOSBE Awards eMagazine Launch

November 13, 2012

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) today announced the first-ever release of their 2012 Annual KOSBE Awards eMagazine. The magazine features the event’s sponsors, finalists, past winners, as well pictures and details regarding the event itself. Content includes but is not limited to descriptions of the award categories, the judges, ticket information, and even news briefs on past winners’ businesses.

The eMagazine will publish two issues biannually – once in June and again in November.

“This eMagazine demonstrates the heart of the KOSBE Awards by giving greater exposure not only to the Kingsport small business owners who have chosen to participate and deserve it, but also to the sponsors of the event who value giving to the development of the city of Kingsport,” said David Schools, KOSBE Marketing Manager. “What better way to knit the KOSBE tapestry together than with the launch of our new eMagazine.”

To view the new eMagazine, follow this link:

It is the intent of KOSBE to be the go-to organization in the Tri-Cities for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their businesses, by creating and developing the right tools and resources and cultivating the right partnerships. In partnership with Tennessee Small Business Development Centers (TSBDC) at ETSU, KOSBE can more effectively serve the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. For a complete listing of services, tools and resources, visit

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-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.

To schedule your free confidential counseling appointment in a private setting by TSBDC-certified counselors in person, online by phone or e-mail call David Schools at (423) 392.8825 or e-mail,

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