TNCN Sponsors

Having received 501 (c) 3 non-profit status in August 2015, TN-China Network is now seeking both corporate/organizational and individual sponsors. To find out about becoming a sponsor, visit our Become a Sponsor webpage or email


Annual Sponsors


Attorneys in the Nashville office of Frost Brown Todd (FBT) represent U.S. and European companies doing business in China, including software developers, manufacturers and outsourcers who operate as WOFEs, joint venturers and distribution partners.  They also represent Chinese companies selling into and establishing a business presence in the U.S.  FBT’s growing presence in Nashville is anchored by 30 attorneys serving clients in the automotive, energy, financial technology, and manufacturing sectors (in addition to the Chinese and other international work), all of which are playing a powerful role in the nationally recognized growth that is currently dominating the Middle Tennessee region. FBT is an AmLaw 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys in eight states.



For over three decades, PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.), a national professional services firm providing management consulting and accounting, has helped its clients navigate and derive value amid complex challenges related to regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), governance, business valuations and fair market value assessments, multi-unit business and clinical integrations, best practices, tax and assurance, business analysis, and operations optimization.

PYA provides international business advisory services for companies that are working to enter or expand business into U.S. or China markets.  PYA’s bi-cultural, bi-lingual U.S.-China Business Advisory Services team offers market entry strategy, location studies, investment and holding structuring, tax planning and compliance, M&A advisory, and post-deal integration for industries that include healthcare, consumer markets, financial services, government, industrial markets, infrastructure, manufacturing and technology, media and telecommunications, and private equity.

PYA assists clients in all 50 states from offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa.


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CenterBrain Partners ( and ), is a brand positioning consultancy with 26 years’ experience specializing in creating breakthrough brand and corporate positioning. They have offices in the U.S. and in China.

Their approaches, their processes, and their techniques are built upon strategic practices, which they then concurrently connect with their unique creative insights to generate what they call CenterBrain Thinking, the simultaneous application of strategic and creative thought.

CenterBrain Thinking has yielded nearly US$5.0 billion in incremental annual top line revenue for Fortune 100 companies, emerging mid-size companies and smaller, family owned entrepreneurial organizations.


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The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership (GCEP) represents a 16-county, three-state area surrounding Chattanooga, Tennessee – the manufacturing magnet of the South and a flourishing technology and entrepreneurial hub.

GCEP serves as your one stop point of contact for coordinating among city, county, and state agencies for support with site location, customized research, and business and community connections throughout the region.


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The City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs was established in November 2005 by City Ordinance 11767, to cultivate an environment of understanding, respect and equality of rights for the diverse cultural populations of Chattanooga. It seeks to encourage understanding and goodwill, promote justice, and work toward eliminating discriminatory practices between and among the citizens of Chattanooga because of race, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability or ethnicity.



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Hyalynx Inc. is a specialty biotech pharmaceutical company providing contract manufacturing, regulatory affairs, logistics, and business consulting services for its customers in the U.S., China, and Spain.


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Indigo Trade Solutions is a full-service consulting firm focused on foreign-trade zones (FTZs). From activation to administration and beyond, Indigo Trade Solutions treats every engagement, large or small, with the utmost care. With a proven track record and passion for helping businesses and communities benefit from foreign-trade zones, Indigo can help you navigate the complex maze of FTZ implementation and management.


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For over 35 years, Caterpillar Financial has offered finance and insurance solutions for Cat® customers around the globe. Offices and subsidiaries are located throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe, with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Cat Financial proudly supports the communities where employees live and work.




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With approximately 82,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions.




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Innovate Manufacturing is a contract plastics manufacturer with complete solutions from engineering and tooling to manufacturing. Specialized in injection molding, blow molding and injection stretch blow molding, Innovate strives to fulfill all customer needs by maintaining around-the-clock communication with their resources in China. In partnership with Innovate Tool, its tooling partner in China, Innovate Manufacturing’s facility in Knoxville, Tennessee, specializes in domestic lead time, onsite tool repair and preventative maintenance services.





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V. Alexander & Co., Inc. is a full service international freight forwarder, customs broker, and international transportation provider. Founded in 1946, the company is headquartered in Memphis, TN, with offices and agencies on all continents. V. Alexander & Co., Inc. is one of the largest independent providers in the industry, and their industry-leading VISION global desktop was designed by in-house programmers with customer input. The company prides itself in the level of expertise and years of service of its employees. V. Alexander & Co., Inc. is dedicated to achieving excellence in the industry by contributing to the success of its customers, staff, and vendors. They do this by insisting that each and every transaction with which they are involved employs the very best tools, people, and technologies, and they strive to improve each of these on a daily basis.



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