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VOL. 44 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 21, 2020

Summer camps: Slow it down or rev it up

Area programs offer skill-building, good time for every child – or adult

As children fret about tests and homework, camp directors across East Tennessee are gearing up for another summer of fun.

Knoxville-area Summer camp guide 2020

Here’s a list of summer camps available for children in the Knoxville area:

Pinnacle award winners feature economic variety

The Knoxville Chamber’s 16th annual Pinnacle Business Awards announced its winners in a recent celebration.

NEWSMAKERS

Perfect Serve hires 2, promotes another pair

Knoxville-based PerfectServe, a provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration solutions, has announced new hires and promotions in its senior leadership team.

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EVENTS

Cookie Creations. The Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians will hold its annual fundraiser to officially kick off the cookie season. The event is an adult evening of food and fun with sweet and savory cookie-inspired dishes paired with Tennessee libations from Balter Beerworks, Cade’s Cove Winery and Sugarlands Distillery, and music by The Crawdaddy Jones Trio featuring Michael Crawley. This event is for guests 21 and older. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. $75 per person. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

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Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge happily low-tech

Beth Shea is proud of the fact that the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, which is housed in a former elementary school built for the children of Manhattan Project workers, is “intentionally low-tech.”

UT SPORTS

Lady Vols' Key erases ‘a lot of mistakes’ with blocked shots

Her last name fits her perfectly because Tamari Key does her best work in that area on the basketball court.

BRIEFS

UT System announces One Health Initiative

The University of Tennessee System has announced the creation of the UT One Health Initiative, an effort to enhance research collaborations across the state and region to address rapidly emerging health challenges.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

4 sporty SUVs for less than $45,000

Just about every luxury automaker offers a high-performance version of one of its SUVs these days. But not everyone can afford a $70,000 Porsche Cayenne, let alone a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

What will you do when machines take your job?

Click. And with that quiet little sound, an email is sent, a door is unlocked, an alarm is engaged, a recipe is downloaded, a machine is launched.

CAREER CORNER

Should I be Facebook friends with my boss?

A reader recently wrote in with what clearly is an issue on the minds of professionals: Social media in the workplace. Specifically, should I be Facebook friends with my boss?

PERSONAL FINANCE

Beware of these overhyped, pricey financial strategies

A good rule of thumb when you’re trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare – whole grains, fruits, vegetables – tends not to have a marketing budget.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Strict adherence to loyalty programs can make you miss deals

Blogger Dani Austin of Dallas, Texas, logged into her Southwest Airlines account a few days before the end of 2019.

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