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Union City business named TN 2015 Family Owned Small Business of the Year

UNION CITY, TN (KFVS) -

Final Flight Outfitters Inc., based in Union City, has been selected as the Tennessee 2015 Family Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Owners Jon Ed, Tripp and Kelley Powers were nominated by the University of Tennessee at Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration visited the company Aug. 27 to formally present the award.

According to SBA statistics, there are more than 566,000 small business operating in Tennessee. The administration received hundreds of nominations for the state award.

Final Flight Outfitters Inc. specializes in retailing high-end hunting products and strives to treat every customer like family to offer them a small hometown shopping experience.

The Powers brothers started their business in a storage trailer in 1998 and now boast a showroom of over 25,000 square feet.

The company maintains a physical presence on the outskirts of Union City but also provides online shopping options and a mail-order catalog company.

The brothers, all UT Martin alums, are committed to giving back to their local community and have donated more than $40,000 since the business’s inception.

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