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VOL. 45 | NO. 18 | Friday, April 30, 2021

God first, then family and business

Young Entrepreneur Award winner keeps priorities straight

Bobby Haines had only been working as a structural engineering intern at a Jacksonville, Florida, firm for a couple of years – his first full-time job out of college – when he met with a consultant who was interviewing staff members about their strengths and weaknesses in order to place them in the right positions.

REAL ESTATE

Listing your home in 2021? Here’s what you need to know

It’s a good time to be a home seller – homes are selling fast and for a premium – but that doesn’t mean you can jump into the market ill-prepared. Knowing what to expect can position you to make the most of this seller’s market.

SMALL BUSINESS

In pandemic, worry about finding summer workers

BOSTON (AP) – The owner of seafood restaurants on Cape Cod has eliminated lunch service and delayed the opening of some locations because his summertime influx of foreign workers hasn’t arrived yet.

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EVENTS

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. The JA event annually recognizes individuals for their contributions to the East Tennessee business community. The inductees will be Patricia Bible, president and CEO of KaTom Restaurant Supply, Joseph Landsman, president and CEO of University Health System, Inc., and Frank Rothermel, president and 50% stockholder of Denark Construction. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards program. Sponsorships are available. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

Mayors name 7 to Sports Authority

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs are jointly recommending seven individuals to serve on a new Sports Authority.

BRIEFS

Spring festival return to Townsend May 7-8

The Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival is scheduled for May 7-8 at the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.)

BEHIND THE WHEEL

5 smart ways to use your tax return on a car

Tax season will be coming to a close later than usual this year due to the May 17 extended deadline. Until that time, you might hear advertisements from car dealerships urging you to bring in your refund or pandemic stimulus check to buy a new car. Given that the average tax refund issued in 2020 was $2,741, the IRS reports, it is a solid amount that people often use to make major purchases.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

‘Breadwinner’ pushes women to write own happy ending

This is nothing like you wanted. Your personal timeline had you in your own home by now. You wanted marriage, kids, definitely a job that allowed for nice things, absolutely a job you enjoyed. That’s what you wanted. That’s not what you have.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Shopping small makes a big impact on our community

I get it. It’s easy to shop on Amazon. Running low on toilet paper? Need lightbulbs? Want a bath caddy on a whim? With two clicks and even less thought, the item you need/want/desire is at your doorstep, often in 48 hours or less.

CAREER CORNER

Finding your tribe during time of workplace isolation

Loneliness is at an all-time high. And it makes sense since the pandemic has been raging for more than a full year. Many people have been working from home, including single employees who now have little social interaction outside of work.

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