Turning Ideas Into Companies

Turning Ideas Into Companies

What is TVC

TVC is a partnership between Cullman Economic Development Agency, The City of Cullman, Wallace State Community College, and the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.

TVC supports new local businesses during their startup phase.

Board of Directors

TVC Leadership

Jamie Troutman, Chairman
Governmental Affairs & Community Development at Cullman Economic Development Agency

Wesley Moore, Secretary
City Clerk/Revenue Officer at City of Cullman

Brian Dove
CEO, Cullman-Jefferson Counties Gas District

Jeremy Wooten
President and CFO at HomTex, Inc

Kyle Willoughby
Vice President of Willoughby Roofing

Dr. Vicki Karolewics
President Wallace State Community College

Todd Self
VP Business Development ZeroRPM

Zac Smith
CEO Agcor Steel

Vision 2020

What we've learned

Entrepreneurs come with a myriad of skill levels and varying degrees of competence and readiness. TVC’s role is to inform, educate, and connect entrepreneurs with a community, resources, and training. TVC’s 2019 success includes two businesses now live and operational in 2020. A winning TVC entrepreneur is one that comes knowing their field of expertise, but needs help with one of the expert support systems we provide.


Every business requires some fundamental planning.

  • Business model
  • Business processes
  • Capital raise structure and deal making
  • Direction to free and publicly available resources
  • Fundamental business setup
    • Insurance
    • Entity options
    • Management structure
    • Business operational rules