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April 10, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Calendar full of learning and networking opportunities in April

Looking for opportunities to learn something or simply network with other like minded individuals. Well, there are many chances to do just that in the Knoxville region in April.

“Maker Meet-In”:

Knoxville’s The Maker City organization is hosting its next “Maker Meet-In” from 6 to 7 p.m. April 21. The virtual session will be led by Deanne Topping, described as a “creative pioneer” whose work is reflected on billboards, signs, product packaging and point of sale merchandising design at local, e-commerce and international retailers.

The April 21 event will be focused on branding, and topics to be covered by Topping include:

  • What a brand is and why it’s important for your business;
  • Tips on how to develop and shape your image;
  • Resources to help you stay on brand;
  • Growing pains and solutions; and
  • The success of your brand – being consistent and flexible

To register, click here.

Many Opportunities in Maryville:

The Sky City Entrepreneur Center in Maryville has announced a series of events during the balance of April.

  • The next “Lunch and Learn” will be this Thursday at 12 noon at the Sky City Center, 608 Ellis Avenue. David Evans with The Insurance Group will speak about “Cyber-liability 101.” Lunch is being provided by Suzy Booker of Maryville College.
  • The monthly “Side Hustle Happy Hour” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. April 21 at Tri-Hop Brewery, 205 Court Street, Maryville.
  • Finally, the “Women in Entrepreneurship” (WIE) session will be from 9 to 10 a.m. April 26 at the Sky City Event Center, 608 Ellis Avenue. Maelea Galyon of Turn It Up Consulting will be the guest speaker.

For those who like to plan ahead, the May dates are May 10 for the “Lunch and Learn,” May 19 for the “Side Hustle Happy Hour,” and May 24 for WIE – all at the same times as the April sessions.

KTech Announces Two Events:

The Knoxville Technology Council (KTech) has announced two upcoming events.

  • The first is a happy hour for “Women in Tech” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 19 at Aubrey’s, 6005 Brookvale Lane. Registration link is here.
  • Then, from 4 to 6 p.m. April 26, a panel of experts will share their recommendations on the key steps any organization should take to establish Zero Trust security, along with its challenges and benefits. The event will be at the offices of Avertium, Suite 150, 1431 Centerpoint Boulevard. Registration is free at this link.

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