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VOL. 43 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 29, 2019

Bradley finds success betting on himself

Determination, focus help deliver results in crowded travel guide sector

Seymour native Eric Bradley was working at Enigma, a weekly college entertainment magazine in Chattanooga, in the late 1990s when he confided to his boss he was thinking of asking his girlfriend Sara to marry him. Right away, his employer came up with an idea for the perfect romantic proposal.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Lawmaking 101 – Legislators agree that words matter

There’s an old saying that laws are like sausages and it’s better not to see them made. That may be so, but Tennessee legislators seem to be taking a little extra care this session.

BRIEFS

Preservation Fund taps seven Knoxville projects

Seven Knoxville projects will receive financial aid from the Historic Preservation Fund, protecting and renovating buildings and helping protect the character of neighborhoods.

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EVENTS

Junior Achievement. The JA Business Hall of Fame event annually recognizes individuals for their contributions to the East Tennessee business community. The 2019 inductees will be Bill and Crissy Haslam, the former governor and first lady of Tennessee. A VIP Laureate Reception will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Doors then open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail reception with dinner and awards from 7 to 9 p.m. $300 per person, $2,500 for table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information

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SPORTS

Rising ESPN star Lyle finds sports niche behind microphone

Courtney Lyle swore she would never become a sports play-by-play commentator. Too much prep work required. Too many things to research.

NEWSMAKERS

Knoxville Chamber names Odom as its new CEO

The Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors has named Mike Odom as the organization’s new president and CEO. Odom, who serves as president and CEO of the Round Rock, Texas, Chamber, succeeds the retiring Mike Edwards.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Which midsize SUV is best, Blazer or Passport?

Chevrolet and Honda make popular small and large crossover SUVs but have long lacked a choice in the middle. Interestingly, both companies decided to fill that gap this year with new models that revive nameplates of the past: the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and the 2019 Honda Passport.

PERSONAL FINANCE

When is it OK to spend some of your hard-earned savings?

Some people are much better savers than spenders. That can become a problem.

CAREER CORNER

Don’t sweat posted minimum job requirements

If you’re like most people, there was a time when you were underqualified for a job. This is typically the case when you apply for your first job or when you make a big career change midstream.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Here’s how to generate a 32:1 ROI on email marketing

One of the most cost-effective strategies for driving web traffic and generating online leads is email marketing. For every $1 spent on email marketing, you can expect an average return of $32. Unfortunately, most small and midsized companies have an email database filled mostly with current clients, business partners and other friends of the firm.

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