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Weekend edition October 28, 2023 | Katelyn Keenehan

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events

There are several upcoming events, including the Maker City Market, the KTech Pulse, and the Pinnacle Awards!

Pinnacle Award Nominations are due on Sunday!

Do you have an influential boss who has made strides in the community? Do you know a company that is making an impact? Don’t hesitate to nominate them for the 2024 Pinnacle Business Awards put on by the Knoxville Chamber. There are several categories needing nominations. The categories include business excellence (small, mid-sized, and large), Impact, Innovator, Minority-owned business, woman-owned business, youth entrepreneur, leadership, and lifetime achievement award. All nominations are due Sunday, October 29.

Ktech Pulse: Technology Summit

On November 2 from 3-6 p.m., you can find out what’s happening in the Knoxville tech industry, and celebrate the innovators and entrepreneurs who call the Scruffy City home.

Speakers from Knoxville-based organizations will share a series of rapid-fire presentations highlighting the tech innovation in our region, and the impact it’s making around the world! Presenting companies include CGI, Clayton Homes, Covenant Health, KUB, RegScale, Segra, TenHats, and others.

The Technology Summit will be followed by a networking happy hour.

Get tickets here.

Growth & Grit

On Tuesday, November 14 the Knoxville Entrepreneurship Center will host an event at the Southern Railway Station to honor our region’s Inc. 5000 companies. The companies being honored include Storage Pug, Axle Logistics, ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing, SmartRIA, Mountaineer Cleaning and Maintenance, Old Smoky Distillery, Boldsquare, Avero, KaTom, Design Innovation Architects, and Four Seasons.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. You can get your tickets here.

TAEBC’s Opportunities in Energy

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council will hold its annual Opportunities in Energy event on Wednesday, November 15, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at The Standard in downtown Knoxville. Speakers at the event will discuss opportunities in the advanced energy sector, investment opportunities, and discuss business trends.

The keynote panel will be on the evolution of the automotive industry in the state with Former Senator and Governor Lamar Alexander, Former Governor and current Founding Chairman of Silicon Ranch Corporation and Clearloop Phil Bredesen, and President of The University of Tennessee System and Former TNECD Commissioner Randy Boyd.

You can buy tickets to the event here.


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