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VOL. 40 | NO. 4 | Friday, January 22, 2016

‘If you don’t grow you go backwards’

Knoxville-area small business owners share their vision

Small business owners tend to be risk-takers. Bassamba Sao, owner of Greatness Fitness, moved to Knoxville in 2000 from his native country of Mali with $427.

Long-term approach works for business, life

When Dimpal Patel decided to reach out to Juhee Shah, an exercise physiologist and personal trainer at Greatness Fitness in Knoxville, she knew one thing: She didn’t want to lose weight at lightning speed.

Got a story to tell? Spica has tips for compelling copy

Laura Spica, principal and founder of Spica Communications in Knoxville, helps clients develop a brand identity, create social media programs, manage their reputation and communicate effectively with the media.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Jones builds for championship run with staff tweaks

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.

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EVENTS

KAT Community Advisory Committee. Public meeting. Main Assembly Room, City County Building. Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Information: knoxvilletn.gov

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

The persecution of state Rep. Jeremy Durham

Inhumane and unfair: That’s the only way to describe the “liberal media’s” treatment of state Rep. Jeremy Durham over the last month.

LEGISLATIVE PROFILE

Impatient Clemmons anxious for minority voice to be heard

Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons is only halfway through his first two-year term representing District 55 in Nashville. But he’s not willing to wait years to speak out or push for change.

NEWSMAKERS

UT promotes campus police chief

The University of Tennessee has announced that Troy Lane has been appointed to the dual role of associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police.

BRIEFS

SmartFinancial joins Nasdaq

Knoxville-based SmartFinancial, Inc. is now trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The ticker symbol is SMBK.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Robinson the highlight so far of odd offseason

There is plenty of criticism to go around in the way the Tennessee Titans handled their so-called coaching search, which wound up being Mike Mularkey versus three guys who never had a chance. Amy Adams Strunk had her head coach all along in interim coach Mularkey.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Chevrolet’s Impala is attractively styled, priced

The 2016 Chevrolet Impala is a bargain for such an attractive and well-mannered large sedan - and its base price rose by just $85 from last year’s model.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Customers might know more about you than you

The 10th in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends.

CAREER CORNER

Money matters, holding it back sends bad signals

There’s an issue that keeps popping up over and over again, and I’ve got to be honest: It’s one of my biggest pet peeves.

I SWEAR

Deadlines a bit more serious in Civil War prisons

What do the following phrases have in common: Due date, Editor’s concern, End point, Freelancer’s problem, Time limit and Zero hour?

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