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VOL. 41 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 14, 2017

It’s not all kittens & puppies

Road to successful vet practice paved with stress, debt, competition

Becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine is not a decision to be made on a whim. The programs are expensive, hard to get into, hard to get through and take a toll on the emotions of a typically compassionate group of folks.

Pet owners offer an attractive, lucrative market

Renee Bell enjoyed some serious success during her 30 years in the music industry.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Legislature losing some powerful, familiar members

A shakeup in leadership is looming for the state Legislature, though it may portend more of a change in personalities than party strength.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Second Harvest Food Bank dinner and celebration. Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Peter Cetera will appear at Habitat’s 35th annual dinner and concert. Thursday, 6-10 p.m. $150 per person, $1,500, table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information: www.secondharvestetn.org/35thcelebration

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

‘Cheeseburger buddies’ Jones, McFarland make nice for TV

Tennessee coach Butch Jones passed his first test of the 2017 football season Monday. He made it through SEC Media Days.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Jones has definitely proven he can recruit

When in doubt, do what you do best – recruit. That seems to be the approach of Tennessee Vols coach Butch Jones.

NEWSMAKERS

Rep. Brooks donates $66,000 to schools

Retiring Rep. Harry Brooks recently donated $66,000 to four Knox County High Schools.

BRIEFS

SmarkBank to acquire Capstone Bank

SmartFinancial, Inc., a publicly-traded bank holding company for Knoxville-based SmartBank, has a merger agreement with Capstone Bancshares, parent company of Capstone Bank.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Shedding light on prospects who go dark

If you’ve been in sales, you’ve found yourself wondering about a prospect who was highly interested in your offering – and for whom you invested significant time – only to find them suddenly incommunicado.

CAREER CORNER

How to deal with workplace bullies

Growing up, it seemed like one of the perks of being an adult was a lack of bullies. After all, bullying stops after high school graduation, right?