Tennessee Business Leaders Say Pandemic-Induced Recession Fading

Thursday, September 9, 2021
The economy is improving quickly across Tennessee, according to the most recent survey conducted by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Tennessee Business Leaders Survey shows that 39 percent of respondents listed adverse economic conditions as a top challenge for their businesses, down from 80 percent in August 2020. About half of respondents to the summer 2021 survey listed human resources and government regulation as more pressing issues, and about a fourth listed rising supplier costs as a problem.

Despite some challenges, about 75 percent of the business leaders surveyed expect the Tennessee economy to improve faster than the US economy over the next year, due primarily to good business investments.
Almost 70 percent of respondents said Tennessee is doing a good or excellent job of creating a solid business environment.

Carol Keur Joins Grant Konvalinka And Harrison, P.C. As Litigation Paralegal

FASTSIGNS Employees Recognized With Sales Achievement Award And Platinum Sales Awards

Sustainability And Recycling Pitch And Pilot Competition Aims To Improve Area Recycling


The Grant, Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C. law firm announces that Carol W. Keur has joined the firm as litigation paralegal. Officials said, "Carol is a proud military brat born in San Diego, ... (click for more)

David Murphy, an outside sales professional at FASTSIGNS of Chattanooga, received the Sales Achievement Award at the 2021 Virtual FASTSIGNS/SIGNWAVE Outside Sales Summit. The Sales Achievement ... (click for more)

The city of Chattanooga and The Company Lab are partnering for a Sustainability and Recycling Pitch & Pilot Competition. “Recycling and waste management processes are overdue for innovation,” ... (click for more)



Business

Carol Keur Joins Grant Konvalinka And Harrison, P.C. As Litigation Paralegal

The Grant, Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C. law firm announces that Carol W. Keur has joined the firm as litigation paralegal. Officials said, "Carol is a proud military brat born in San Diego, Ca. In 1993, she finally put down roots in Chattanooga. Carol has six years of private practice experience in areas such as employment, disability, automobile liability, workers’ compensation ... (click for more)

FASTSIGNS Employees Recognized With Sales Achievement Award And Platinum Sales Awards

David Murphy, an outside sales professional at FASTSIGNS of Chattanooga, received the Sales Achievement Award at the 2021 Virtual FASTSIGNS/SIGNWAVE Outside Sales Summit. The Sales Achievement Award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding sales achievement. The award honors the FASTSIGNS outside sales professional with the highest total sales from July 1, 2020 ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Say Videos Show Man Who Said He Was Attacked By Gang Initiated Fight, Was Intoxicated And Belligerent

Chattanooga Police say videos show that a man who claimed he was attacked by gangs downtown actually initiated a fight and was intoxicated and belligerent. Police said their investigation showed a number of discrepancies in Stuart Doster's Facebook account that was widely viewed. Mr. Doster on Facebook said he was walking to his car on Cherry Street in downtown Chattanooga ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Ed Johnson Memorial Dedicated

Opinion

False Alarm - And Response

Stuart Doster should be arrested and charged with something. I'm not sure what but CPD should deter future misrepresentations and wastes of time like Mr. Doster's story. He lied to authorities and wasted valuable resources that could have been used to solve real crimes. In addition, his elected official buddy co-signs his falsehoods about black youth terrorizing downtown Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Terrifying Thought

It is no secret the Delta variant of the COVID pandemic has all but crippled our bulging hospitals. There isn’t a room to be found in any nearby hospital and the ravaging consequences are best detailed in our ever-rising death rates. But it could be worse. As of Friday, there were 3,422 patients hospitalized in Tennessee with 1,033 in intensive care, 747 so sick they are on ventilators. ... (click for more)