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Knoxville area has 12th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Knoxville area was nearly 9,800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 627-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

EXECUTIVE SPEAKERS BUREAU: E-Myth Author Michael E. Gerber Added as Keynote to TOP 500 LIVE

TOP 500 LIVE, the home improvement industry’s leading conference for sales and lead-generation ideas, has added Michael E. Gerber as a keynote speaker. Gerber, an entrepreneurship guru and author of the top-selling E-Myth series of business books, will focus his talk on lead-generation strategies.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Young Leaders Council Announces Graduate of NonProfit Board Training Program Partnership with Williamson, Inc.

Young Leaders Council, a Nashville-based nonprofit organization that has trained more than 2,500 men and women to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit agencies for the past 34 years, announces the graduates of YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2018.

FEDEX CORPORATION: David J. Bronczek Joins FedEx Corporation Board of Directors

FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) announced today that David J. Bronczek, the Company’s president and chief operating officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors. With his election, the Board now has 13 members, including 11 independent directors.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Capstar Bank Opens New Location, Offering Warm Atmosphere, Enhanced Services

CapStar Bank increased its visibility and enhanced its “warm atmosphere” and services by opening a new, expanded location on Maryland Way in Brentwood Thursday.

Tennessee ranked No. 16 in 2019 business climate index

Tennessee finished at No. 16 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Charlotte Russe files Chapter 11; will close 94 stores in U.S., including 2 in Tennessee

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, the parent company for women’s clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and announced that it intends to close 2 of its 10 stores in Tennessee.

Analysis: Nashville ranks 14th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Nashville, Tenn., ranks 14th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Analysis: Tennessee ranked 23rd most affected by government shutdown

Tennessee ranked No. 23 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

State institution: These 2-year Tennessee schools attract the most in-state students

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald enrolled the most in-state students of all two-year Tennessee schools, according to a Higher Educa

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Tennessee ranks No. 30 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Tennessee was rated 30th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY: Eastman Board Declares Dividend

The board of directors of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.62 per share on the company's common stock.

EXECUTIVE SPEAKERS BUREAU: Majesco Announces Phil Hansen as a Keynote Speaker at Convergence 2019

Majesco (NYSE American: MJCO), a global provider of market-leading insurance technology today announced that Phil Hansen will be a keynote speaker at their upcoming customer conference Convergence 2019 taking place in Savannah, Georgia on April 14 – 17, 2019.

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