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HUDGINS: Bondware adds option for small business

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With small businesses in mind, Bondware Web Solutions recently released Express, a new website builder.

The Murfreesboro-based company designated a development team of two MTSU graduates and one Tennessee Tech graduate to create “a dynamic drag and drop tool set that is designed to compete with the big boys in the web-hosting world.”

“Express by Bondware uses all of the latest and greatest features to bring an easy to use experience to small business owners,” a press release states. “Gone are the days of relying on a website expert to design, build, and maintain a website. No coding knowledge is required to make a website with Express by Bondware.”

Pete Adams, managing director of Bondware, said he found that customers needed an easier solution to designing their websites. Now, anybody can act as his or her own webmaster for both small businesses and personal websites.

“Many small businesses use only a Facebook page, due to the expense and difficulty of launching and maintaining a full fledged website,” the release continues. “Bondware hopes to bring that same ease of use to the website market.”

Bondware is also looking for local website designers and resellers to participate in their partner program.

The ability to leverage Bondware’s development staff and hosting resources is a unique opportunity for other web designers.

To learn more about Express by Bondware, visit bondware.com or express.bondware.com to watch videos, read about the company and sign up for a free 15 day trial.

Chamber of Commerce to hold event

The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet and Greet with Jazvier Palomarez, president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce touts itself as the leading advocate for nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses and more than 200 local Hispanic chambers throughout the United States.

Palomarez is one of the nation’s pre-eminent multi-cultural sales and marketing executives. He is a sought-after spokesperson, thought-leader and strategist on the issues affecting America’s consumers, particularly those in the Hispanic community.

His opinions and points of view have appeared in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and many others.

Nashville airport to hold emergency exercise

Nashville International Airport will conduct a full-scale airport emergency exercise from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 8.

Airport officials advise members of the public that the visible aircraft, emergency vehicles and other equipment will be for staging a simulation of an aircraft incident and will not be associated with an actual emergency situation.

Federal Aviation Administration regulations mandate airports to conduct full-scale emergency exercises every three years, with annual tabletop exercises in the off years.

A team of mutual-aid agencies developed a scenario that includes components related to environmental mitigation, safety, security, casualties, injuries, mental health, communications and incident management.

The exercise will test the effectiveness of the response plans and procedures of the airport and participating federal, state, local and community agencies.

Procurement workshop scheduled for Thursday

Small, rural, minority and women business owners are invited to learn the steps to doing business with the state and federal government.  

A Federal and State Procurement Workshop has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 3, at Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, located at 100 Court Circle in Waynesboro, Tenn.

Business owners will learn how to register on the Central Contractor Registry and the Tennessee Edison Supplier Portal.  

Owners will also learn how to get certified as a small, service-disabled veteran, woman- or minority-owned business.  

This workshop is presented by the Tennessee Business Development Division, University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.  

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration is requested.

To learn more about the workshop or to register, contact Patricia N. McClanahan at Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance by phone at 931-388-2155 or Rena’ Purdy at Wayne County Chamber of Commerce by phone at 931-722-3575.

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