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Chamber Senior Vice President Appointed to National Board of Trustees of Institute for Organization Management

Washington D.C. —Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Mark Field, IOM, CCE, Senior Vice President of Membership of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, to the National Board of Trustees. As a member of the trustees, Field will help set the strategic direction of Institute […]

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Employers Sought for Career & Technical Education Advisory Councils

Knoxville employers can help create their future workforce by serving as advisors to Knox County Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Knox County Schools is revamping its CTE programs to meet the growing demand for career and college-ready students by providing more career-awareness opportunities; emphasizing the pursuit of certifications, dual credit and other post-secondary […]

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Monthly Economic Indicators

Published in October 2018 edition of Click here to open PDF.

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Mountain Commerce Bank Earns Prestigious Five-Star Rating from BauerFinancial

Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB), the Knoxville, Tennessee-based subsidiary of Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MCBI), has received a superior five-star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. The five-star rating—the highest the firm can assign a financial institution—is emblematic of Mountain Commerce Bank’s exemplary financial strength […]

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Council Promises More Debate of Recode Knoxville Issues

City Council members appeared surprised at a recent meeting that Recode Knoxville, which purported to be “zone neutral” when the process began, will actually “up-zone” and “down zone” many parcels throughout the city. Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) Executive Director Gerald Green told council members at a workshop on Sept. 20 that zone neutral referred to […]

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Chamber Ambassadors Valuable Extension of Staff

Knoxville Chamber Ambassadors serve as an active, volunteer extension of the organization’s staff. The 30-member group cultivates, promotes and maintains a positive relationship between the Chamber, its members and the community. Participants also receive special recognition for their commitment to the regional business community. Last fiscal year the group, co-chaired by Christa Early, StaffingSolutions/Employbridge Companies […]

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LBMC Names Andy Lowe Knoxville Market Leader

 LBMC’s Growth leads to promotion for key leader in Knoxville market LBMC, one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms and a top 50 firm in the nation, today announced a new leadership appointment to help accommodate vast company growth.  The company, which recently surpassed 600 total employees and approximately 75 in the […]

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First Horizon Names Dawn Morris as Chief Digital Banking and Marketing Officer

Industry Leader Appointed to Advance Company Growth through Marketing and Digital Banking Solutions First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) is proud to announce that Dawn Morris has joined the company as executive vice president, chief digital banking and marketing officer. In her new role, she will help drive growth by leading First Horizon’s digital banking, marketing […]

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First Tennessee announces new Financial Center Managers and Relationship Managers

To support growth and expansion, First Tennessee has announced two new Financial Center Managers and two new Relationship Managers in Knoxville, Maryville, and Athens. Melissa Davis has been named a Knoxville-based Small Business Relationship Manager. Davis has almost twenty years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as Financial Center Manager […]

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