Author: Knoxville Chamber

Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley Announces Composites Coalition

BY: JESSICA GUTMAN Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley, the regional economic development initiative led by the Knoxville Chamber, announced today at the JEC International Conference on Automotive Technology the launch of the Composites Coalition. Composites Coalition is a statewide initiative that aims to capitalize on Tennessee’s unique assets including Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, the headquarters for the Institute for Advanced Composites Materials Innovation (IACMI); the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s leading composites research, and several recent composites-related economic development announcements across the state.   The primary objectives of the Composites Coalition...

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Propel Protégé Spotlights: A&A Investigation & Consulting Groups, Inc. & Hyperion Networks

The Knoxville Chamber’s Propel mentor/protégé program pairs an established community business leader with a protégé who is relatively new to business. Firm: A&A Investigation & Consulting Groups, Inc. (first-year protégé) Owner: Ricky Hill Email: Phone: (865) 771-2311 What is your professional background? I started my firm with a 27-year background in the military and law enforcement. After serving in special operations in the U.S. Air Force, I went on to retire with 24 years of service with the FBI. I managed and investigated criminal, terrorism, and counterintelligence missions. My last missions were around monitoring international terrorism threats. What...

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