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SBA Web chat to feature bluegrass business

The April Web chat sponsored by the Small Business Association (SBA) will spotlight the 2009 Kentucky Small chat_iconBusiness Person of the Year Thomas E. Masterson, owner of T.E.M. Electric, Inc. of Lexington.  The Web chat will be April 30, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., EDT. Masterson will share his story and provide tips and advice on how to maintain business success.

Masterson started his business 10 years ago, branching out on his own after more than 30 years in the electrical industry. Since then, the company has experienced success and growth, with the help of the SBA and its resource partners. 

Masterson at first ran the company from his living room, using business management skills he received through the SBA’s Small Business Development Center Program. T.E.M. later became 8(a) and HUBZone-certified as a minority-owned business, which opened the doors to government contracting opportunities.  Masterson has built a solid reputation in the government contracting arena as a subcontractor, and today is a prime contractor on federal contracts.  

If you want to participate in the Web chat, visit, and click the “Online Business Chat” icon on April 30 at 1 p.m.

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration,

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