Office Furniture Warehouse Receives Economic Development Grant

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Mark Kleiner, Office Furniture Warehouse workspace consultant, and Jermaine
Freeman, Economic Development officer for city of Chattanooga
Mark Kleiner, Office Furniture Warehouse workspace consultant, and Jermaine Freeman, Economic Development officer for city of Chattanooga

Office Furniture Warehouse has been awarded a “Growing Small Business Initiative” grant by the city of Chattanooga. This economic development grant is awarded to local small businesses who have consistently demonstrated the creation of Chattanooga jobs at competitive pay rates.

The city of Chattanooga website says, “Chattanooga's small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. The city’s Economic Development office works to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs who wish to design and manufacture products in Chattanooga, including tailored pathways to incent and foster business development in various sectors.”

The grant is administered by the city of Chattanooga’s Industrial Development Board, who awards the “Growing Small Business Incentive” based upon the number of new jobs created during the prior year. The program stipulates that eligible employees must be located within the limits of the city of Chattanooga and be full-time employees.

“Office Furniture Warehouse, LLC is honored to have received the Small Business initiative Grant from the city of Chattanooga," said John Jerman, OFW founder and president. "As a company we have thrived in Chattanooga with double digit growth every year and creating more opportunities to provide jobs to citizens in our community. We greatly appreciate the city’s recognition of our growth and commitment to the city as we will use these recourses to further support the growth and development of our company.”

Winner of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Business of the Year Award, the BBB-accredited dealer of new and pre-owned office furniture acts as a one-stop shop for growing businesses by providing insured office moves and other office furniture service. The office and showroom at 1900 Stuart St. are open to the public 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

For more information about Office Furniture Warehouse, please contact Marley Lentz at 790-1376 or visit

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