Small Biz Saturday Nov. 30For the second year, the Farragut Business Alliance is a partner of Small Business Saturday, which will take place Nov. 30.
“Small Business Saturday is a national initiative to get people out shopping with local, independently owned small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiv-ing,” said Jason Lalak, vice president of the Small Business Saturday Coalition. “... The spirit of the program really focuses on the fact that when you shop with locally owned businesses, so much more goes back to the local community. And consumers find that they have access to unique goods and services, and there’s a different level of customer service when you’re working directly with a business owner.”
Small Business Saturday falls on the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
“Small businesses can get involved [with Small Business Saturday events] by going to www.shopsmall.com,” he said. “There, they can sign up to print special personalized posters connecting them to the national Small Business Saturday media campaign, and while supplies last, they can access free online advertising, as well as receive a tool kit for messaging for social media and tips about how other business owners have made Small Business Saturday successful for their businesses.”
Lalak urged people to shop on the day and support local businesses. “Small Business Saturday has really made a foothold in the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend,” he said. read more
Chamber’s Holiday Open House Dec. 12The Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Open House will take place for chamber members from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at the chamber offices.
“The Holiday Open House is just a way the Chamber Board of Directors, myself and staff say thank you to all of our membership for their support and help with our growth throughout the past year,” said Bettye Sisco, Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.
The annual event has taken place 12 years, Sisco said.
“To say thank you to the membership is the most important thing that we can do because without our chamber membership and volunteers, we would not be anything,” she added. “... Our chamber members are our lifeblood. They are what the chamber is. The members are the chamber. So we just like to say thank you to them.” read more
business briefs• DoctorsManagement is pleased to announce the addition of Jesse Overbay, J.D., as the firm’s associate general counsel and management consultant. With a Bacherlor of Science degree in education (sports management) and minor in business management, as well as his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Overbay brings with him a successful background practicing law. Prior to joining DoctorsManagement, he spent five years working primarily in the areas of civil litigation and Chapter 11 corporate bankruptcy law for a prominent firm in Knoxville.
• Richard W. Krieg, a shareholder practicing in Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop’s Knoxville office, was recently one of six attorneys selected to serve on the board of directors of ALFA International, a global legal network with 145 member firms throughout the world.
• King University has joined the East Tennessee Economic Council. ETEC is an organization comprised of private businesses, government entities and other local economic development groups that utilize federal funding in science and security to promote development and explore growth opportunities within the East Tennessee region. read more