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December 2nd, 2014

December 2nd, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS
Humanaut Brings Old, New with Digital Greeting Card App
Chattanooga Times Free Press
For most folks, the ushering in of the holiday season means the year-end sprint is upon us, and there are dinners to bake, gifts to buy, events to attend and Christmas cards to sign, seal and deliver. But the time required to sign, seal and deliver Christmas cards — picking out cards, customizing them, buying postage and dropping by the post office or a mail bin — is precious. And there are so many other digital options to choose from in 2014.
SupplyHog Grows, Prepares to Better Serve Vendors
Nooga.com
Chattanooga startup SupplyHog recently hit $3 million in sales, and the company’s leaders plan to take some time this winter to add more site features to better serve vendors. Although it seems that most everything is online these days, SupplyHog leaders said last year that when the company started, many people were skeptical about a site that would sell products from many different manufacturers.
Tennessee Code Academy to Offer Treehouse Online Courses
TN Code Academy Blog
Tennessee Code Academy has partnered with Treehouse to offer continued learning opportunities for students. Every student who attends a TN Code Academy camp or workshop will have discounted access to the online service. “We need to recognize ways we can transform the education system and curriculum to ensure students have the degrees and skill-sets that companies will most need in the near future. This is the new opportunity initiative.” Ryan Carson, Treehouse CEO & co-founder.
UT-born Genera Branches Out, Seeks Venture Capital
Knoxville News Sentinel
The timeline may have taken a few hits, but the march toward biopower in East Tennessee is still fully underway, according to a key player in determining its success. Sam Jackson, vice president of business development for Genera Energy, has been working to develop a system for growing, harvesting and preparing feedstock for plant-based ethanol product since 2008.
WE Nashville: By Women, For Women
The Tennessean
In the back room of a cozy meeting space, nearly 20 women gather around tables pushed together, many with notebooks and mugs of tea or coffee in front of them. They are jewelers, food distributors, nutritionists, shop owners, chefs and photographers, but within the diversity of their trades they share a common bond: They are entrepreneurs.
Why Nashville is Still America’s Music City
Next City Blog
The factory that produces one-third of all vinyl records on store shelves today is easy to miss. With its pastel tile facade and retro-industrial trappings, United Record Pressings hides in plain sight in Nashville’s transitioning Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. But step inside the 52-year-old plant and the hum of machinery will remind you that this is where 30,000 to 40,000 records are pressed every day but Sunday.

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