Concrete is Surprisingly Awesome
Gimlet Media, who produced the fantastic podcast, Startup has another hit in the making, Surprisingly Awesome. The latest episode, Concrete, is pretty awesome and should be relevant to the Knoxville area since we’ve got a bunch of limestone quarries which is the primary ingredient in cement.
What I’m Reading
I recently bought “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg and so far it is a great read. If you are trying to transform anything (personal life, business, family, etc.) look at your habits first to get the ball rolling.
Quick Count of New Job Announcements
Over the past month or so, we have had a deluge of job announcements. I’ve rounded up what I could find and I came up with 1,941 new jobs. This number doesn’t include all of the restaurant openings and other announcements that didn’t have an actual count so I rounded up to 2,000+.
Pretty sure that the kayak manufacturer is the opening act… Kayak manufacturer to be at jobs announcement – Gerald Witt – Knoxville News Sentinel
General Graphene is going to do GREAT things! – Oak Ridge startup General Graphene nets $8.7M financing round – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel
605 New Jobs in Blount County – AMI development to be two phases – The Daily Times
400 Jobs in Loudon County – Truck manufacturer adding at least 400 jobs in Loudon County – WBIR Staff – WBIR
500 Jobs in Blount County – DENSO receiving land, tax abatement for expansion – The Daily Times
100 Jobs in Knox County – Travel Channel moving HQ to Knoxville – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel
228 Jobs in Blount County – Kroger Marketplace is “an experience” – The Daily Times
70 Jobs in Knoxville – Gov. Haslam Announces Regal Move to South Knox – Clay Duda – Knox Mercury
Super Weigel’s at Kingston Pike and Welsley Road is Open – Weigel’s opens new Knoxville store as convenience chain continues its growth – G. Chambers Williams III – Knoxville News Sentinel
Memphis’ Third Best Contribution to Tennessee (only behind the music and FedEx) – Gus’s Fried Chicken aims for Knoxville opening in early 2016 – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel
Anchor Tenant, Big Brothers, Big Sisters has moved in to Regas Building – Regas Building renovated to house nonprofits, cafe – Ed Marcum – Knoxville News Sentinel
Nice work John Haney at NAI Knoxville! – Upscale Rosarito’s Mexican Cantina opens on Lovell Road – G. Chambers Williams III – Knoxville News Sentinel
There you go Chad Ridner, now quit stalking me! (inside joke) – Knox company wins Intuit honor as the national “Firm of the Future” – Ali James – Knoxville News Sentinel
Couple of good quotes from yours truly – Knoxville commercial real estate strong, could soon feel pinch – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel
Looking forward to checking this out on our next date night! Oliver Royale opens with ‘New American’ menu, art deco vibe – Mary Constantine – Knoxville News Sentinel
38 Jobs in Cocke County – Log home manufacturer adding 38 jobs in Cocke County expansion – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel
Thanks to Boyd’s, the Old City is about to go through the roof – Chef Tim Love to bring Love Shack and Lonesome Dove Western Bistro to Knoxville – Mary Constantine – Knoxville News Sentinel