Business Briefs

• Knoxville Salvation Army is partnering with City of Knoxville, Knox County and other local organizations to provide a large warming tent at The Salvation Army, 409 N. Broadway in Knoxville.

This will be a large tent with lighting and heat to allow those in the cold with no home to find warmth. The Salvation Army said volunteers would be greatly appreciated, as finding people during the holiday season always is a challenge.

• Blount Memorial Hospital recently filed a lawsuit in Blount County Chancery Court asking for the hospital’s operation to be declared independent of political control of Blount County Commission and the Blount County mayor.

• University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers Basketball fans and supporters can kick off the New Year to support, meet and hang out with their favorite Lady Vol athletes and coaches. A special event organized by the Lady Vol BOOST(HER) Club is from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, in Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 S. Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville. Attendees will enjoy access to the Women’s Hall of Fame tour, food, drinks and access to Lady Vols student-athletes plus a silent auction.

Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper will join members of the Lady Vols 1997 NCAA National Championship team and coach Alison Ojeda.

The auction will include unique items autographed by Lady Vol coaching legend, the late Pat Summitt, Harper, UT Men’s Basketball head coach Rick Barnes, UT Football head coach Josh Heupel, Lady Vol and WNBA All-time great Candace Parker, Dolly Parton and Vol Football star quarterback Hendon Hooker.

The Lady Vol BOOST(HER) Club provides a platform to create and develop NIL opportunities for Lady Vol student-athletes, which includes events, clinics, apparel and endorsements.

Money raised from this event will go back to these student-athletes who have partnered with the Lady Vol BOOST(HER) Club. For more info, call Terri Holder at 865-414-6255 or e-mail