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VOL. 43 | NO. 9 | Friday, March 1, 2019

Made in Knoxville

Local community of craftsmen gaining national reputation

Some creators labor over a product they want to build a company around and subsequently take that product to market.

Makers’ space grows to include variety of skills

The Knox Makers emblem features a wrench tightening (or perhaps loosening, depending on the day) a bolt, but that artwork could just as easily be a 3D printer.

Writer explains how magazine selected its list of top cities

When Knoxville found itself in the pages of Popular Mechanics as a top spot for makers, that community was thrilled. But how did it get there and what are the criteria for inclusion?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bipartisan push for increased voter access

Of dozens of bills before the state Legislature on voting this year, many would make it easier to cast ballots or register to vote, potentially benefiting students, the elderly and disabled, and people with felony records.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Marketing honors. American Marketing Association Knoxville will hold its annual event, now in its 31st year, which includes dinner and drinks. Business and community leader Mary Ellen Brewington, a second-generation partner in locally owned Cherokee Distributing Company, will be honored as the 2019 Outstanding Marketing Professional. The event, which also celebrates the chapter’s annual award winners, raises funds for marketing scholarships for students at the University of Tennessee. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Vol ball: If you can’t beat ’em, outspend ’em

There always seems to be more money in the bank account when it comes to Tennessee football.

NEWSMAKERS

Kingsport youngster is named top volunteer

Courtney Good, 12, of Kingsport has been named one of two youth volunteers for Tennessee by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

BRIEFS

Blackberry Farm adds resort and spa

Blackberry Mountain, a new resort by Blackberry Farm, is now open. The Relais & Châteaux-designated property includes 2,800 acres dedicated to land conservation and is adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

PREDATORS

Arvidsson’s speed keeps Preds near top

Full speed seems to be the only speed for Viktor Arvidsson. His energy, quickness and fearlessness help explain why he’s such a good scorer.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Grow or die? No, it might be better to go it alone

A new building might be nice. Oh, not now but in the future, maybe. Right now, your business is a one-person operation, but you can dream, can’t you? You have plenty of great ideas but just be careful what you ask for, says author Paul Jarvis in his new book “Company of One.” Staying small might be better, he says.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Moving abroad for better, less-expensive health care

The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is foreign one to many Americans.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

4Runner vs. Forester: It depends on where you drive

Many Americans count on their vehicles for outdoor pursuits, which is one reason why SUVs and crossovers have become so popular. But there are some critical differences between their handling, hauling and off-road capabilities.

CAREER CORNER

Applying for 100 jobs will help you find the 1 you want

I hear from job seekers every day. You’re tired. You’re worn-out. You’re disappointed. You didn’t get the job you really wanted. You were a great candidate and you cannot figure out what went wrong.

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