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VOL. 39 | NO. 29 | Friday, July 17, 2015

Vols, Titans fight to fill empty stadium seats

College, pro athletic programs search for solutions

When it comes to giving the consumer what it wants, few sports programs can match University of Tennessee football.

Colleges, pro franchises seek strategies to keep millennials interested

UT and Vanderbilt are accustomed to tough competition from Tuscaloosa, Athens and Gainesville. Likewise, the Titans must deal with the Colts, Steelers and Ravens.

For VU’s Williams, it’s not all about game-day attendance

Vanderbilt, the smallest and only private school in the SEC, has always lagged the league in attendance.

Success spurs attendance for Predators

Declining attendance was an issue for the Nashville Predators several years ago, but the NHL franchise is no longer skating on thin ice. In fact, they are an excellent example of how an ownership change and recommitment to its core values can turn things around.

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EVENTS

“All That SCHAS,” a fundraiser for Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, will include dessert, wine and music by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. Wine and punch will be served, and dancing is encouraged. A minimum donation of $5 is required. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Renaissance Terrace, 215 Bearden Place, Knoxville, Information: schas.org/

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VIEW FROM THE HILL

‘The Fighting 26’ Democrats work to stay relevant

Sometimes Tennessee Democrats must feel like a tree that falls in the forest: Does anyone hear them?

NEWSMAKERS

DENSO Athens has new president

Takeshi Nagasaka has been named president of DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc.

BRIEFS

House-Hasson buys Birmingham company

Knoxville-based House-Hasson Hardware, the nation’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, has acquired Birmingham-based Long-Lewis Hardware, a company expected to add $30 million in annual sales to House-Hasson.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

2015 VW Golf SportWagen sips fuel, is affordable

Those who don’t like sports utility vehicles but who crave their space and versatility have a nice new alternative: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

You have more career control than you think

There’s no way you were ever the Rotten Egg.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Six best practices to boost sales staff efficiency

Thomas Watson, president of IBM in the 1950s, insightfully declared, “Nothing happens until a sales is made.”

CAREER CORNER

New tricks: How to change careers later in life

This week, a reader reached out to me with a question many people are facing.

I SWEAR

Pocket change: Column morphs into song lyrics

Recently I wrote a song titled “Some Change.” Literally, the song is about a guy whose gal has not come home: “Thirty minutes past midnight. Where could you be?”

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Mail-order meals deliver; leftovers missed

Last week, I wrote about two websites, BlueApron.com and HelloFresh.com, which deliver ready-to-cook meals to your doorstep. Curious as I am, I ordered from both of them to see what they’re like.

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