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Business Stories That Connect

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.

Endeavor Summit highlights local business and a growing young professional community

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA The Knoxville Chamber hosted a virtual summit for young professionals earlier this week, featuring conversations on diversity, makers, and life outside of work. The theme of the day was “Why Knoxville,” which was also the title of the keynote address with…

PART 1: Two local educational institutions collaborating to address workforce needs

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a two-part series focused on how two separate Knoxville initiatives addressing workforce needs are also coming together. The second article posts on Monday in the weekday edition of teknovation.biz.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Whether you run an established company…

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…