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July 20, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Here are newsworthy items from Chattanooga, Nashville and Kentucky

Here are some news items from Tennessee and beyond.

  • The annual “Startup Week Chattanooga” will be held October 18-22. Coordinated by CO.LAB, it is expected to be an in-person series of activities. More details will be announced later.
  • Nielah Burnett, the Nashville Entrepreneur whom we spotlighted in this March article, has achieved a major goal with the opening of her new brick-and-mortar location for Inner G Juice & Yoga. It’s at 1807 9th Avenue North. To celebrate their grand opening, she is offering an exclusive sale – $30 for unlimited yoga classes and four bottles of their cold-pressed juice – through July 31.
  • Caroline Young, former Executive Director of the Nashville Health Care Council, has been named Vice President of Partnership Development at Frist Cressey Ventures. Young was with the organization for 11 years including five as its top executive. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the Tennessee Biotechnology Association, now known as Life Science Tennessee, and Director of Advertising and Communications for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. She joins Frist Cressey after five years as Executive Director of Nashville Health.
  • A new umbrella organization called UK Innovate has been created under the Vice President of Research at the University of Kentucky (UK). According to this announcement, Ian McClure, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact, will be developing and overseeing UK Innovate. In addition to UK’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), the change involves one new focus area and an expanded scope for two areas.

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