VOL. 40 | NO. 18 | Friday, April 29, 2016
Some local sensations have figured it out. Here’s how
A little more than a year ago, Leslie Mosier uploaded a video to Facebook and Instagram of her 2-year-old dog, an extraordinarily mellow 20-pound pug named Doug, skittering around Dragon Park with a pug-shaped Mylar balloon tied to his torso.
Robby Novak became a YouTube sensation three years ago when his video, “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You,” went viral.
Mridu Parikh wouldn’t have a viable business without the educational videos she writes, produces and posts online on her YouTube and Roku TV channels or directly to her company website.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
I thought about skipping church Sunday and playing golf. After listening to the House of Representatives’ debate on the Bible bill, I could probably skip church for a month and still be in good standing.
Rep. Gerald McCormick holds plenty of authority in the General Assembly as majority leader of the Republican Caucus, and he’s not afraid to show it.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
When Jalen Hurd committed to the University of Tennessee prior to his senior season at Beech High in Hendersonville, he had one goal:
DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS
If the Tennessee baseball team makes a run in the SEC tournament May 24-29, it may look back to last weekend’s series against No. 4-ranked Vanderbilt as a turning point in the season.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
Houses are dangerous, but they are not death traps. Now if a house fell on a person, it might kill them. Just ask any witch you know.
Judith Price has been elected as a member of Riggs Davie PLC. Price is a corporate and health care attorney whose practice covers a wide variety of business matters, including entity formation, governance, employee matters, contracting, and transactions, particularly in the health care space.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Chevrolet revamped the Malibu for 2016, making the family sedan look more modern and giving it more safety and technology features, including software that helps keep teen-agers safe and parents in the know.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
All day long, ideas run through your head. Will this work? What if that process is tweaked? Can you make things more efficient, more cost-effective, speed them up, rev their engines?
A “company-wide sales culture.” Every CEO and business owner dreams of it, but few realize it. It occurs when everyone in the organization plays some role in supporting sales and growth efforts, though roles will vary.
In today’s workplace, email is an inevitable fact of life. Gone are the days of predictable phone calls or regular in-person chats to check in.
His name is Cameron Ward. He was born in Montreal in 1957, graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1979 and earned his law degree in 1983 from the University of Ottawa.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama's health care law this summer - stiff medicine for consumers and voters ahead of the national political conventions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, lifting from their 2016 lows but remaining historically low during the spring home-buying season.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker's emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Thursday afternoon after the U.S. government said the economy didn't grow as much as expected in the first three months of this year. Apple is pulling technology companies lower, and consumer companies are also losing ground.
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the "Shrek," ''Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment.