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Business profile: Tracy Taylor, TNT Marketing

Business profile: Tracy Taylor, TNT Marketing

Business November 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

Tracy Taylor loves what she does, which is a good thing because many of her customers hate it. If hate is too strong a word, it is certainly not something they want to do themselves. If that sounds like a great business opportunity, you will have to get in lineRead More

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort reaches construction milestone

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort reaches construction milestone

Business October 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey Construction crews placed the final spire atop Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort’s entrance tower marking an important milestone for the stunning 307 room property which opens in the summer of 2015, next door to Dollywood’s award-winning theme parks. During the topping out ceremony crews finished the last major projectRead More

Business profile: Brian Winchester, Reality Based Tactical Training

Business profile: Brian Winchester, Reality Based Tactical Training

Business October 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Brian Winchester is an intense person. He looks people in the eyes with a steely gaze. When he talks about a family’s safety he means business. He has a wife and three kids are trained to protect themselves. Why? “It Comes out of my faith,” he says. “In the ChristianRead More

Eight initial steps women can take to improve their relationship with money

Business October 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

Money directly impacts her overall satisfaction in life, says business coach By Ginny Grimsley Do women have different relationships with money than men? Very definitely, yes, says entrepreneur and business coach Meriflor Toneatto. “For women, money is an emotional currency, tied to our sense of self-worth and confidence, which canRead More

Business profile: newspaper man, Mike Gullion

Business profile: newspaper man, Mike Gullion

Business October 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Note to reader: when I agreed to do this business profile column for the Tennessee Star Journal, I advised the owner that it was important to do a profile on him at some point. When I finally asked him for the interview, he leaned back in his chair, put hisRead More

The Incredible Christmas Place wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Business October 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm 0 comments

PIGEON FORGE (press release)—The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge has received its second consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10Read More

Goodwill Costume Contest will send winners to zoo

Goodwill Costume Contest will send winners to zoo

Business October 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

KNOXVILLE (press release)—Goodwill Industries of Knoxville is hosting their annual Ghoulishly Goodwill Costume Contest and they want to send their lucky winners to the Knoxville Zoo! To enter the contest craft your outfit from Goodwill finds, take a picture, and submit it in any of the following ways: Post toRead More

Debt smart: reasons small business owners should have life insurance

Business October 15, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

By Scott Bilker Life insurance is important whether you are an employee, entrepreneur or small business owner. There are many expenses that arise upon your death including business expenses, household expenses and, of course, your burial. It is ideal to purchase as much life insurance as you possibly can andRead More

Business profiles: “Tiny” Lee, the computer giant at CTL Evolution Computing

Business profiles: “Tiny” Lee, the computer giant at CTL Evolution Computing

Business October 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm Comments are Disabled

“Tiny” stands 6′ 9″ tall and has hands the size if pancakes, so it’s hard to imagine him working with all those little screws that hold a computer together but somehow he does. Connie Lee (his real name) was born at home, in Mississippi, in 1946 at the same timeRead More

DebtSmart: erase bad credit overnight?

DebtSmart: erase bad credit overnight?

Business, Opinion October 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm Comments are Disabled

By Scott Bilker   Have you ever wondered how companies can erase your bad credit overnight? How about those ads that say you can get any major credit card 100% guaranteed regardless of your credit? Ads abound almost everywhere selling books, systems and secrets to help you fix your creditRead More