VOL. 40 | NO. 49 | Friday, December 02, 2016
Strong entrepreneurial support, low costs help make city an emerging high-tech hub
Knoxville may not be the most populated or fastest-growing city in Tennessee, but the city’s “not-too-big, not-to-small” size, accessible culture and relative low cost of living is drawing national attention, especially when it comes to its entrepreneurial spirit.
When Brandon Bruce moved to Knoxville from Southern California in the late 2000s, the decision didn’t have much to do with a desire to be an entrepreneur. He made the move because his wife, Tricia Bruce, landed a job as a sociology professor at Maryville College.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
Tennessee is going “full speed ahead” in a challenge of the federal Refugee Resettlement Program despite threats by President-elect Donald Trump to dismantle it or, at the least, stop the flow of refugees from terrorist-linked countries.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
By now, Tennessee fans have taken enough deep breaths to come to grips with losing to Vanderbilt.
DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS
It’s going to be a long bowl season for Tennessee’s football team and its fans.
Pam Fansler will become chairman of First Tennessee Bank’s East Tennessee region as she heads toward retirement in July.
GATLINBURG (AP) — People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.
TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS
As the Tennessee Titans headed out the door for some long-overdue bye week days off, one veteran got more than he expected – the rest of the season off.
Marcus Mariota looks to be a franchise QB. Mariota, in just his second season, is emerging to be all the Titans could have hoped for and more at the most important position on the field.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Buick adds a third SUV this year with the compact Envision, a competent and nicely equipped five-seater that is the first SUV to be built in China and sold in the United States.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
The house won’t write its own check. Car payments don’t happen by magic, food won’t drive to your doorstep and decent clothing isn’t free. In short, bills won’t pay themselves – but are they the sole reason to go to work each day?
Good old-fashioned sales calls are making a revival. With digital communication now serving as the preferred form of initial outreach to new prospects, there is a sizable opportunity for sales reps skilled at making a truly impactful sales call.
The holidays can be a difficult time in the life of a job seeker.
In Dec. 1818 – 198 years ago –Thomas Jefferson wrote Robert Walsh, Jr., a letter. In it he included an anecdote that speaks to the relative value of revising a document.