Bold plan transforming old cotton mill into a thriving “live-work-play” community for entrepreneurs

Nothing like a bold idea built around converting an old cotton mill into a “live-work-play” community for entrepreneurs. That’s exactly what is happening in Rocky Mount, NC in a 150-acre mixed-use development project spearheaded by Capitol Broadcasting Company. The project in the former mill town 60 miles east of Raleigh

Six student teams capture funding in latest “Graves Business Plan Competition”

Six student start-up businesses were awarded cash prizes in the latest edition of the “Graves Business Plan Competition” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  It was the 12th annual competition organized by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business. Andy’s Beekeeping LLC and Rolling

Bob Cantler to succeed Gary Mabrey as top executive at Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Chamber

The Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Chamber of Commerce has named its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Businessman Bob Cantler will succeed Gary Mabrey who held the position for 31 years, arguably a great tenure by anyone’s standards in any profession. At one time decades ago, Mabrey and I worked together