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VOL. 42 | NO. 21 | Friday, May 25, 2018

From humble beginnings to industry leader

Nuclear engineer Hashemian lauded as ‘a true servant leader’

H.M. “Hash” Hashemian was working on a project while earning his master’s degree in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee when he and his professor, Tom Kerlin, realized they had the makings of a solid commercial enterprise.

Nothing accidental about BGT’s success

Entrepreneurs love to describe their businesses as “disruptive” or “game-changing.”

Landing the NFL Draft is fine, but how about a Super Bowl?

One after another, many of the nation’s top sporting events are finding their way to Nashville. News that Music City is playing host to the 2019 NFL Draft really came as no surprise, considering the city’s other recent sports successes here.


If only legislators could focus on important issues

A year-old law enabling Tennessee colleges and universities to keep secret the “proprietary” fees they pay money managers for handling risky investments is likely to be reviewed this year.

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Concerts on the Square. Knoxville’s live music series on Market Square includes jazz on Tuesdays. Variety Thursdays will feature the following acts every Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. May 31: Frontier Band, June 7: Ensemble Swing Time, June 14: Square on the Square, June 21: Josh Cottrell, June 28: Bary Jolly’s Jimmy Buffett Tribute. All Concerts on the Square events are free, including parking for motorists entering City-owned garages after 6 p.m. No alcohol or food will be sold on Market Square proper, although 14 restaurants – many with patios – are located on the Square. Information

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ORNL’s Feng earns lifetime achievement

Zhili Feng, a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the International Institute of Welding.


Five Points affordable housing work begins

Construction is underway on the Five Points Phase 3, an affordable housing complex to be built at the west corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and McConnell Street.


Three approaches to self-driving (almost) cars

You’ve heard of Tesla Autopilot, but perhaps not always in a good way: The semi-autonomous driving system is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board for the role it may have played in a March fatal accident near Mountain View, California.


Preparing a travel budget avoids trip to poor house

Budget is an ugly word. In a perfect world, budgets wouldn’t be necessary.


Must success come at the expense of your co-workers?

We all have bad days. Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or someone cut you off on the way to work, it can make getting through the day difficult.


Both geotargeting, geofencing offer better ways to target buyers

As technology has continued to evolve in the last decade, marketers have been closely watching and anticipating the progression of geomarketing, or the application of location intelligence to effectively market products and services to consumers.