2019 Archives for Business

  • 2019 Revue: Business and Development
    New codes, historic property plans, hospital redevelopments and other changes hit the business community this year.
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  • Corridor Conundrum
    The construction of a mixed-use development on Cumberland Avenue could depend on accommodating a segment of an unnamed alley.
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  • Ancient Lore Is History in Knox
    Tom Boyd nixes plan to build his first fantasy-themed resort in Knox County and gets rebuffed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
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  • Knoxville Gift Guide
    A Very Knoxville Gift Guide
    Looking for something uniquely local this holiday season? Here are a few of our favorite things from 2019.
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  • Kids play at The Muse Knoxville.
    Reaching Through the Noise
    With the Big Give, United Way of Greater Knoxville aims to tame the chaos of Giving Tuesday — and bring in some new donors, too.
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  • Setting a New Standard
    A South Carolina firm has reached an agreement to buy Standard Knitting Mill for renovation into a mixed-use development.
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  • Anthony Wise leads ConnectKnox panel
    Breaking Barriers
    A diverse crowd gathers in Burlington to identify obstacles to spreading the benefits of Knoxville’s economic development.
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  • Room for Psychiatric Hospital to Grow
    Plans for the short-term, inpatient facility could accommodate 48 additional beds, though state approval would be necessary for an expansion.
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  • Nick Huinker of Central Cinema
    Screen Play
    In Happy Holler, Central Cinema has established an outpost for ‘people who just really, really like movies.’
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  • Knoxville Center
    Knoxville Center Sued for Unpaid Work
    Two lawsuits allege the struggling mall hasn’t paid for janitorial or security services in more than 18 months.
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  • Karen Pershing of MDC
    Room for Recovery
    With a new center called The Gateway, the Metro Drug Coalition aims to fill the gap between sobriety and stability.
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  • Crowds at Rhythm N Blooms 2019
    Attack Monkey Fights Back
    Local promoter Chyna Brackeen responds to a Dogwood Arts lawsuit, alleging years of underpayment from the Rhythm ’N’ Blooms Festival.
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  • Josh Smith
    A Free Man
    Josh Smith built a multi-million-dollar company from nothing, all while hiding a secret. Now he’s using his resources and personal story to fight for criminal justice reform.
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  • SmartRIA at Startup Day 2017
    Startup Showcase
    Innov865 Week returns, highlighting emerging companies in and around Knoxville. What difference does it make?
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  • Clayton Out as Chamber’s No. 2
    Knoxville Chamber CEO Mike Odom said the reorganization has nothing to do with a sex discrimination complaint over his hiring.
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  • Endeavor Summit 2018
    Wanted: Young Professionals
    The 4th Endeavor Summit aims to connect Knox County’s young workforce to the community, and vice versa.
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  • More Beds for Mental Health Treatment
    Acadia Healthcare and Covenant Health will team up to build a 90-bed psychiatric hospital in West Knoxville.
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  • A Disturbance in the Chamber
    Longtime Knoxville Chamber executive Rhonda Rice Clayton alleges she was discriminated against when passed over as the organization’s new CEO.
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  • Steve Maddox at Grassy Creek
    Green Acres
    Grassy Creek may be that rare thing -- a large greenfield development in West Knox County that everybody’s happy with.
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  • Jobs with Jaws
    Discovery and Pellissippi State enter into a job training and career building partnership.
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  • Total wine
    Total Victory
    In a case revolving around Knoxville’s Total Wine store, the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a Tennessee liquor law and potentially opens the floodgates.
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  • Garrett Thompson and Chyna Brackeen
    Full Bloom
    In its 10th year, the Rhythm N’ Blooms music festival has flowered where it’s planted.
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  • Emerald in the Rough
    Providers plan to open a health clinic at the Emerald Youth Foundation ministry complex under construction in Lonsdale.
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  • Boyd Breaks Ground
    Construction of two prototype houses at the proposed Ancient Lore Village begins before the South Knox County property secures commercial zoning.
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  • Knoxville By Design
    Shaping Spaces
    With the monthlong series Knoxville By Design, local architects seek to raise awareness and expectations of the built environment.
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  • The Chamber’s New Champion
    Mike Odom is coming from Texas to take the reins of the region’s leading business and economic development organization.
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  • Shabaka Hutchings at Big Ears 2019
    Sound and the City
    For Big Ears founder Ashley Capps, Knoxville itself is a big part of the program. Plus, photos from Big Ears 2019!
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  • Lucy Negro Redux
    Big Ears Brings Big Bucks
    The international music festival provides an economic injection to downtown businesses and introduces Knoxville to new audiences.
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  • Gay St 200 block
    Gaps on Gay Street
    Surface parking lots along downtown Knoxville’s premier commercial corridor are prime spots for infill development.
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  • City County Building
    Procurement Small Ball
    Knoxville’s first Diversity Business Expo offers an opportunity for small businesses to connect with government agencies.
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  • Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Knoxville.
    Rehab Hospital Planned
    A trio of healthcare providers are joining forces to build an in-patient rehabilitation facility on Middlebrook Pike.
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  • Cherokee Farm
    Cherokee Farmer
    After a career building public-private connections, Tom Rogers prepares to take the reins at UT’s research park.
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  • Joe Fox, Bluhen Botanicals
    A Growing Industry
    With a $30 million investment and a pending Old City storefront, Blühen Botanicals builds its CBD profile locally and globally.
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  • Chamber Changes
    Respondents to the latest Knoxville Power Poll want the next Knoxville Chamber CEO to focus on recruiting businesses to the region.
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  • Madewell store in Bearden
    Bearden Rising
    With another high-profile boutique opening, West Knoxville’s long-redeveloping district moves closer to an urban rebirth.
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  • Business Adventure Delayed
    Tom Boyd puts his quest for a fantasy-inspired resort in South Knox County on hold so he can build community support.
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  • Density and Development
    Realtors and home builders share their requests and concerns with state lawmakers for this year's legislative session.
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  • Play Ball!
    Respondents to the latest Knoxville Power Poll predict minor league baseball’s return and support a publicly financed stadium.
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  • Drawn Conclusion
    The News Sentinel is pushing iconic editorial cartoonist Charlie Daniel out the door.
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  • The Slowdown from the Shutdown
    Slower growth attributed to the monthlong partial shutdown of the federal government is among UT economists’ concerns.
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  • 2-1-1 data
    Call for Help
    United Way’s 2-1-1 phone service connects thousands of people to housing, healthcare and food assistance. The agency is seeking partners to promote and fund it.
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  • Total wine
    Burden of Proof
    A lawsuit from Tennessee wine retailers arrives at the U.S. Supreme Court today, with national implications for how spirits are bought and sold.
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  • Chase Sued for Sexual Harassment
    Copper Cellar server accuses restaurateur and mayoral candidate Mike Chase of creating a hostile work environment.
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  • The Year Ahead: Full Employment Could Slow Growth
    The strong business environment brings benefits but could come with consequences.
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