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Weekend edition March 08, 2024 | Katelyn Keenehan

Weekend Roundup: St. Patrick’s Day, events, and free medical care

The Weekend News Roundup features stories related to local business, technology, entrepreneurship, economy, events, and innovation.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Study

Knoxville ranked number 13 overall for the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, the personal finance website WalletHub  released its report this week on 2024’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. WalletHub compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across 15 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to the lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Scruffy City has the 22nd most Irish Pubs & Restaurants per capita, 56th average beer price, and the 19th best weather predicted for St. Patrick’s day.

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-st-patricks-day-celebrations/19603/


Workforce Study

The Knoxville Chamber released a new “Workforce Needs Survey.” They are asking for business owners, founders, and recruiters to fill out the survey. It will help provide valuable information about the skillsets needed in Knoxville

You can find the survey here.


Big Ears Festival

The Big Ears Festival will be held in Knoxville from March 21- 24. Big Ears collaborates with artists, audiences, and communities to create joyful, meaningful, and transcendent cultural experiences that defy boundaries, fuel curiosity, ignite the spirit, and nourish the soul.

You can find the full list of artists and performances on the Big Ears website.


Remote Area Medical

Remote Area Medical’s pop-up clinic offering FREE dental, vision and medical services to the Jellico, Tenn. and surrounding communities is set for two days only, March 23-24. Please share the word with any potential patients that may be in need of care.

All services are free, no ID required, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunday, clinic services are a half day.


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