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Developing a World-Class Workforce in East Tennessee

A prosperous, thriving community depends on the availability of a skilled workforce. The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley strives to meet the short- and long-term labor needs of the region’s existing and future industries through dynamic initiatives designed to connect talent, education and opportunity. Each summer, the Knoxville Chamber supports this mission by placing Knox County educators …

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students Secure Investments, Graduate from Program

Students in the Knoxville Chamber’s third Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) took part in an investor panel on March 27, in which they pitched their business concepts to a panel of three local investors. The investor panel was made up of Chad O’Connor, senior manager of customer sales support and operations at Pilot Flying J; Tom …

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Knoxville Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy Student Places Second at National Competition

Hannah Rodriguez, a recent graduate of Clayton Bradley Academy, is making strides as a social media expert and influencer. With more than 140,000 subscribers and nearly 8 million video views on YouTube, as well as more than 10,000 followers on Instagram, Hannah has built a powerful lifestyle brand as a teenage entrepreneur and content creator. …

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American Composites Manufacturers Association Hosts Recycling Conference in Knoxville

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the world’s largest composites industry trade organization, hosted its Composites Recycling Conference at the Hilton Knoxville from April 10 – 12. Session topics ranged from “Properties of Recycled Fibers” to “Re-purposing Aerospace Production Scrap.” The event brought experts from the U.S. and around the world together to discuss the …

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Second Composites Coalition Meeting Hosted by Nashville Manufacturer

The second quarterly meeting of the statewide Composites Coalition was held May 16 at JR Automation in Nashville, a company that has become a leading capital equipment designer, integrator and manufacturer throughout the world. Composites industry partners and companies had the opportunity to tour the JR Automation facility, hear a presentation about advanced sensing in …

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Anatomy of a Deal: Lifetime Products, Inc.

Approximately 200 guests sat amidst colorful kayaks and children’s playsets to celebrate the Aug. 10 opening of Knox County’s largest industrial facility. The newly-expanded, 720,000 square-foot facility now serves as headquarters for the East Coast operations of Lifetime Products, the world’s leading manufacturer of blow-molded plastic products. The Utah-based company plans to produce its watersports line, including …

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Shoney’s Turkey Dinner Take Home Box Saves you from Cooking this Year

Knoxville, TN. Local Shoney’s Restaurants are saving your family time and money by offering a traditional Turkey Dinner Take Home Box for Thanksgiving Day. If family and friends are coming over, but you don’t want to be exhausted from all the planning, cooking and cleaning up, the Shoney’s Turkey Dinner Take Home Box is the …

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