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October 31st, 2014

October 31st, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Etsy Seller Boot Camp at The Skillery
Thursday, December 4th
Join Etsy and The Skillery for a day of learning focused on helping you build or grow your Etsy shop, with keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions with Etsy Seller Education Specialists and local Etsy success stories. Whether you’re an experienced Etsy seller or you’re thinking of opening your first shop, this daylong workshop will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence that you need to leverage Etsy’s full power and value. 

ETSU College of Business and Technology Inducts Hall of Fame Members
East Tennessee State University
The East Tennessee State University College of Business and Technology inducted the following members into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Oct. 30, at Millennium Centre. Tennessee’s U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander was a special guest. The Lifetime Achievement in Business Award is presented to alumni of the College of Business and Technology who have recorded significant accomplishments in business or public service, and have demonstrated exemplary service to the community and a commitment to the college and university.

Memphis Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition (Men Welcome Too)
Friday, November 7th- Sunday, November 9th
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

Senator Norris Receives Coveted Champion of Life Science Award from Life Science Tennessee
Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris has received the Champion of Life Science Award from Life Science Tennessee for his work to “create more high-tech jobs, commercialize more technology and make a difference in the overall health of Tennesseans and people throughout the globe.” Norris serves on the Tennessee Workforce Development Board, and is a Director of Launch TN and the Memphis Research Consortium.

Tennessee Ranks No. 1 in Foreign Investment Jobs
The Tennessean 
Tennessee led the nation in jobs created by foreign investment in 2013, according to the new Global Location Trends Report by the IBM Institute. The annual report measures job commitments due to direct investments by foreign companies. Foreign companies have 864 operations in Tennessee, representing more than 116,000 jobs and an investment of more than $30.1 billion. The state was No. 1 in terms of raw number of jobs and jobs per capita, according to the report, which is held up as an industry standard in the economic development community.

What Makes a City Special?
The Benwood Foundation
What makes a city special? In Chattanooga, we talk a lot about our beautiful scenery, our super-connected “Gig City,” the waterfront development and the collaborative spirit that is driving the revitalization of our community. But when someone returns to his or her own hometown after visiting a vibrant, growing and unique city, what story do they use to communicate that message?

 

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