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On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit with Don and Emily Finkell, two local entrepreneurs.

Win-Win-Win. That’s how CEO Don Finkell describes his company. The state wins. The company wins. The prisoner wins.

Inmates in Turney Correctional facility outside of Nashville, Tennessee have the opportunity to work at a fully-functioning flooring plant inside the gates of the prison. American OEM Wood Floors, Don Finkell’s...

This column by Andrea Dobbins was published in the June 25, 2017 edition of the Dalton Daily Citizen News....

This column by Andrea Dobbins was p...

This column by Andrea Dobbins appeared in the 4/23/17 edition of the Dalton Daily Citizen News.

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This column by Andrea Dobbins, FCIF Executive Director, appeared in the 3/26/17 Dalton Daily Citizen News.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few months ago a new non-profit moved to town, without...