We are happy to announce our very own Joe Bozich, President of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga, as the recipient of the Rising Star award given by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) in Chattanooga, Tn. The Rising Star award is given annually to the company that best exempliﬁes not only business success, but an outstanding working relationship with the TSBDC and use of the services it provides.
Bozich started Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP), (firstname.lastname@example.org), in 2011 without any employees or customers. Today, he has four employees and over 200 customers. He says his entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic and enthusiasm for networking in the community led him to start this business. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is the nation’s premier source for sophisticated landscape lighting.
Bozich says “The TSBDC has been a very valuable resource to our organization from day one. They have helped us create a business plan and financial budget when we were just starting out. The TSBDC also helped with staffing, recruiting, writing an employee handbook and finally relocation the business.” Joe said he is looking forward to an ongoing relationship after they relocate the office and shop.
An involved member of his community, Bozich currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga, as well as a Committee Member for Project Access and Membership Director at Scenic City Professional Alliance. He earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and his MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has lived in Chattanooga area for over 35 years.
The TSBDC (www.tsbdc.org) is a network that provides a single, comprehensive source for solutions to assist in the creation, management, expansion, and sustainability of businesses in Tennessee through consultation, education, referral and support services. Through these services, the TSBDC network contributes to the growth and development of Tennessee’s economy by assisting with domestic and international trade issues.