Mueller Confirms The Threats To Our Democracy

Our Elected Officials Must Listen And Act Accordingly     Phil Cobucci, Founder and Chief Strategist at BAM! Social Business and TNSBA Board Member, released the following statement in response to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Congressional testimony: “Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s testimony should remind us, and especially our elected officials, that the threats to…

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Speaker Casada, Listen to Small Business Owners Instead of Rebuking Them

Anti-LGBTQ Bills Would Be Bad for Business and Our Communities NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In response to Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada’s recent comments that “[Businesses] should take care of their stockholders and not get so involved in politics,” Lenda Sherrell, state director of the Tennessee Small Business Alliance issued the following statement: “Speaker Casada, with…

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Gov. Lee, From One Business Owner To Another: “Veto The Voter Registration Bill”

Gov. Lee Must Reject this Anti-Democratic Bill That Discourages Voter Participation and Hurts Small Businesses Phil Cobucci, TNSBA Board Member and local small business owner, released the following statement calling on Governor Bill Lee to veto the controversial voter registration bill (Senate Bill 0971 / House Bill 1079). This bill would make it harder for…

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Knoxville Small Biz Owner: Rep. Zachary Must Vote Against Vouchers

If Vouchers Aren’t Good for Knox County, Why Are They Good for Tennessee? In response to Rep. Jason Zachary’s (House District14, Knoxville)  last-minute vote to support Governor Bill Lee’s private school voucher legislation (House Bill 0939 / Senate Bill 0795), Julia Whipple, owner of a ValuTeachers Franchise in Knoxville, released the following statement on behalf…

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Voter Registration Bill Institutes Burdensome Regulations that Weaken Communities

The State Senate Must Reject this Reckless Bill That Discourages Voter Participation NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Phil Cobucci, Founder and Chief Strategist at BAM! Social Business and TNSBA Board Member, released the following statement in response to the Tennessee House of Representative’s vote to advance House Bill 1079, a bill that would make it harder for eligible…

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TNSBA Joins Chorus Calling on Amazon to Push For a More Inclusive Tennessee

The Tennessee Small Business Alliance (TNSBA) stands by organizations such as the Tennessee Equality Project, Human Rights Campaign, Tennessee Thrives, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, that are working tirelessly at the Capitol to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community. Phil Cobucci, Founder and Chief Strategist at BAM! Social Business and TNSBA Board Member, released…

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Small Business Owner on Speaker Casada’s Remarks on Survivors of Sexual Assault

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In response to House Speaker Glen Casada’s advice that survivors of sexual assault should “move” out of town, Nettie Kraft, co-owner of The Barbershop Theater in Nashville, issued the following statement through the Tennessee Small Business Alliance: “As a small business owner, I don’t have the luxury to pick up and move;…

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Rep. Blackburn Is Wrong on What Benefits Our Small Businesses

In response to Representative Marsha Blackburn’s latest campaign ad, Lenda Sherrell, state director of the Tennessee Small Business Alliance, released the following statement: “The tax law passed by Representative Marsha Blackburn is a giveaway for the rich, not small businesses. Rep. Blackburn’s vote for the law will cost our country more than $1.5 trillion over…

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