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Knoxville businesses continue to face labor shortages, supply chain woes

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA The September edition of the Knoxville Chamber’s “Economic Conditions Outlook” (ECO) report, which is financed by First Horizon Bank, continued to focus on worker shortages as industries reported no improvement in hiring. Despite that challenge, business remains mostly steady in the…

Knoxville Chamber webinar shows how businesses can support growing Latino population

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA As the Hispanic and Latino population continues to increase in Knoxville, local organizations are working to support workers and new business owners from that community. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Knoxville Chamber hosted a webinar, “Grow Together: Engaging with…

Tennessee rated third best state to do business and other Knoxville news

Area Development has released its annual list of “Top States for Doing Business,” with Georgia making number one on the list for the eighth year in a row. But the Volunteer State was not far behind, though it did fall a spot this year, coming in at number three. Texas…

Knoxville businesses awarded millions in Shuttered Venue grants from SBA

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA Twenty-one businesses in Knoxville have received around $12.5 million in funding from the “Shuttered Venue Operators Grant” (SVOG) program, with seven of them receiving an additional $3.2 million in newly announced supplemental funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program…

Knoxville Chamber announces agenda for “Endeavor Summit”

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce has announced the agenda for the upcoming “Endeavor Summit” scheduled for October 21. The roughly four-hour virtual event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a series of panel discussions and individual speakers. The “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” panel at 8:45 a.m. features: (1) Azsha White, Co-Founder…

Knoxville’s “The Maker City” platform enables businesses to grow and thrive

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA It has been five years since Knoxville was established as Etsy’s first “Maker City.” In that time, Knoxville’s take on the movement has grown to include a city-led council group, an annual Summit event, several recurring sessions and workshops, and a…