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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.

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…

Women in Tech webinar series continues with “Having a Seat at the Table”

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA The “Women in Tech Leadership” series continued with its second webinar earlier this week, “Having a Seat at the Table.” The Knoxville Technology Council’s Women in Tech group joined with Women in Technology of Tennessee for the event, which was the second in a series…

CGI makes Knoxville its new home and more 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.) CGI announces that Knoxville will be home of new headquarters CGI, an information technology (IT) and…

Investment Monitor publishes some interesting data about FDI in SE U.S.

Investment Monitor, which publishes business intelligence about foreign direct investment (FDI), recently published its guide for investors about the 10 states that the publication defines as in the Southeast. They include the ones that you would expect – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Not included is Kentucky…

Jedora marketplace technology enables JTV to expand into new sales demographics

By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA Around three years ago, MCGI, the parent company of Jewelry Television (JTV), allocated a team of 30 software engineers, product owners, and quality engineers to build a new marketplace platform. Chris Meystrik, Chief Technology Officer of the company, said they thought about…

PooPrints expansion and new hires lead this weekend’s 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.) PooPrints dog DNA identification platform expands to the United Kingdom PooPrints announced last week that it…