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Business sectors see improvements as gas prices continue to have impact

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA In the April edition of the “Economic Conditions Outlook” (ECO) report, financed by First Horizon Bank, the Knoxville Chamber offered its usual survey of businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and service sectors, and added an additional survey on gas prices. Nearly 80…

Events and a prestigious award make up this week’s Knoxville business roundup

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a roundup of business news from throughout the Knoxville region. If you have some business news that you would like to be included in Teknovation Weekend, please email us at news@teknovation.biz.) Harold T. Conner receives prestigious award from AIChE Harold T. Conner, former Director of the Oak…

Stephen Manners and fiancée launch Forever Fit Coaching with a focus on healthy lifestyles

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another article in a periodic series spotlighting entrepreneurs who are participating in the inaugural cohort of the Bunker Labs Knoxville Chapter’s “Veterans in Residence” program. On June 1, the Knoxville participants will join those from 22 other cities for a nationwide “Bunker Labs’ Veterans in Residence…

Tennessee not among first five states whose SSBCI plans have been approved by Treasury

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced yesterday that five states have received approval for their plans submitted under the new round of the “State Small Business Credit Initiative” (SSBCI) program. Frequently referred to as SSBCI 2.0, the program was reauthorized and expanded under the “American Rescue Plan” after it…

PitchBook’s latest reports underscore changes already happening or looming

PitchBook recently issued a couple of reports that should be of interest to readers. One is the Q1 2022 “Mobility Tech Report” which documents that venture capital (VC) investments in the sector slowed from the blistering pace of 2021, dropping 35 percent quarter-over-quarter to $13.9 billion and 43 percent year-over-year.…

Ameris Bank makes $250,000 contribution to SCRA

The Upstate Business Journal reports that Ameris Bank has donated $250,000 to the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), a public, nonprofit corporation that works to fuel the state’s innovation economy. The funds will be used to support the organization’s goal of sustaining and growing the state’s technology-based economy. “The types of innovations being produced…

Seraf publishes “Angel Investing 101” primer with links

There’s a good deal of work going on in Chattanooga and Knoxville to inspire more individuals to become angel investors. With that in mind, we came across this “Angel Investing 101” primer from Seraf about angel investing and thought it might be useful for those who are interested but have…

Colorado-based accelerator focused on Opportunity Zones launches second cohort

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and nationally ranked start-up accelerator gener8tor have launched the second cohort of its unique “gBETA Opportunity Zone (OZ) Capital Accelerator.” To the best of our knowledge, it’s the first OZ-focused start-up accelerator in the country. However, like most of the…