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VOL. 42 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 13, 2018

When your job is what you love ...

Beer fans turn their passion into profits – if they have a good head for business

Angie Wilson knows what tourists want. “People want to do what the locals do. I do. People want to experience things, and they want to go to places that maybe are not the typical spots on the map, and the breweries fall right into that,” says Wilson, Visit Knoxville’s senior director of marketing.

Lloyd’s Electric pivots to facility management

Growing a company’s products and services while also ensuring that customers are well cared for is a delicate balance.


Unpopular bill? Just rebrand it with TRUMP attached

Using what could be the political acronym of the year, two Republican state lawmakers with expertise in pain treatment are playing on the popularity of President Donald Trump to pass medical pot legislation.

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Knoxville, TN
Wind: from the North at 12.7 gusting to 19.6 mph
Humidity: 75%


Shakespeare on the Square. Two of Williams Shakespeare’s plays are rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square. $15 per person for VIP seating. No admission charge for general seating, but donations are appreciated. Cymbeline, 7 p.m., July 20, 22, 26, 28 and August 3, 5, 9, & 11. Special performance at Blount County Library in Maryville on July 30. Henry IV, Part One, 7 p.m., July 19, 21, 27, 29 and August 2, 4, 10, & 12. Indoor matinee performances, July 22: Cymbeline. August 5: Henry IV, Part One. Scruffy City Hall at 32 Market Square. Both shows begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door. Information

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Lawson ups her game, on and off the court

New UT Board member interested in Olympic coaching

Kara Lawson provided plenty of assists for the University of Tennessee on the basketball court during her career. The former All-American point guard is hoping to do the same in a new role.


Rural Tennessee fighting for its prosperity

For many Tennesseans, the pain and financial loss of the Great Recession have faded.

What statewide candidates have to say about rural Tennessee?

Like most of America, Tennessee’s metropolitan areas have prospered during the last eight years, while the rural areas have lagged in almost every measure. The state has 19 of its 95 counties classified as “distressed.” What can and should we do to give every Tennessean a chance to succeed?


Y-12 Credit Union hires member services director

Bill Beatty has joined Y-12 Federal Credit Union as the director of remote member services and call center.


Haslam College plans online master’s degree

The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business will launch its inaugural online master’s degree in supply chain management, in mid-2019.


Full-size pickups work hard to catch Ford F-150

The 2019 model year marks the start of a new cycle for some of America’s top trucks, led by redesigned pickups from Chevrolet and Ram. Ford’s top-selling F-150 had updates in 2018, and more may be in the offing for 2019. Typically, Japanese truck makers Nissan and Toyota aren’t far behind with their own updates. Edmunds breaks down what you need to know about today’s crop of full-size pickups.


How to smooth rough a transition into retirement

You’ve handed in your keys. It was a bittersweet moment, that pass-along. Cleaning out your workspace was no big deal, a last trip to the lunchroom felt like any other day. But those keys… that part really got to you. “Retirement Reinvention” by Robin Ryan will help when your next thought is, “Well, now what?”


Start at the top as you look for a new workplace

It’s often said that employees quit bosses, not jobs. Can you relate?