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Welcome to Teknovation Weekend. This special section brings you stories on established businesses here in Knoxville, as well as economic news and ongoing trends. If you have news items you would like to share with us, please email news@teknovation.biz.

Commercial real estate in Knoxville seeing an uptick

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA As industries begin to recover from the pandemic, some have weathered the storm better than others. With remote work becoming more and more popular, we at teknovation.biz were curious to see how commercial real estate was faring. “When we look at…

PYA opens sixth office location in Montana

PYA, the power behind teknovation.biz, recently announced that it would be opening a sixth office location in Helena, Montana. The new office space will also house the Center for Rural Health Advancement. The announcement came on National Rural Health Day. “We have been honored to foster deep, growing relationships with…

Tennessee programs receive $1.6 million in funding, and more Knoxville business news

(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.) USDA invests in Tennessee businesses  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in…

Peter Jones offers insights on international trade opportunities

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA To say that Knoxville resident Peter Coromilas Jones has a great deal of knowledge about international business would be an understatement. He was raised in Greece and Lebanon and is bilingual (Greek/English) and fluent in Spanish and French (along with basic Turkish, Urdu,…

Supply chain issues leading to inflation concern from Knoxville businesses

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA Supply chain issues continue to plague local businesses as Knoxville heads toward the holiday season. In the October issue of the Knoxville Chamber’s “Economic Conditions Outlook” (ECO) report, which is financed by First Horizon Bank, businesses surveyed in the manufacturing sector…

CGI hosts an open house and more Knoxville area news

(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.) CGI Holds Open House CGI Inc., one of the largest independent information (IT) technology and…

Evolving technology at the forefront of KTech Summit

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA Earlier this week, the “KTech PULSE Technology Summit” event highlighted recent innovations that local, established businesses have made, as well as resources and programs for entrepreneurs. The event was hosted both in-person and virtually by the Knoxville Technology Council. The in-person…

Culture a top subject during workforce panel at KTech Summit

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA During the last half of the “KTech PULSE Technology Summit,” three leaders from Knoxville-based technology companies talked about recruiting talent. You can read more about the rest of the summit hosted by the Knoxville Technology Council in another article from today’s…

Centro Hispano will open small business program for Latino owners early next year

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA Centro Hispano de East Tennessee is hoping to help Latino business owners in the region take the next steps in growing their business through a program modeled after CO.STARTERS. The program is called “Grande Sueños en Pequeñas Empresas,” or “Big Dreams…