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Knoxville Black Business Directory helps customers find entrepreneurs to support

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Caring for people’s skin is not easy in a pandemic. 

“It’s been a wild, weird ride,” said Sybil Bailey, a licensed esthetician who founded her company, Afro Mermaid Skincare, in January. 

It’s the fulfillment of a 30-year passion for Bailey, 50. 

So far in year one, she’s focused on surviving. She has faced mandated closures and enacted extra precautions during the pandemic. 

What she and so many entrepreneurs need now is belief and more customers.

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Afro Mermaid Skincare owner Sybil Bailey is photographed at her treatment room located at MBK Wellness Center in Knoxville’s Bearden neighborhood on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. (Photo: Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel )

“I need my community and my clients to believe in the service that I’m providing and to lift me up by spreading the word,” said Bailey. 

Afro Mermaid Skincare is one of more

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Knox.biz reveals 40 Under 40 class of 2020 for Knoxville, East Tennessee

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Scenes from 2020’s 40 Under 40 celebration in the Knoxville Convention Center Thursday, Jan 16, 2019.

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The Knox.biz 40 Under 40 class of 2020, presented by Lincoln Memorial University, has been selected. 

This is the 14th class that Knox.biz, formerly the Greater Knoxville Business Journal, has honored.  

Each year the list features the best of the best from East Tennessee’s business community. Our cohort is made up of individuals under the age of 40 from a variety of industries, communities and backgrounds. 

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The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Honored with WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award – Press Release

PHILADELPHIA–(Business Wire)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and SSRN are pleased to announce the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as the 2020 WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award winner for the North America region.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200924005021/en/

2020 North America WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award winner (Photo: Business Wire)

The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award series elevates the visibility of impact-focused research and the institutions that conduct it. Each year, awards are presented to rising business schools from North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions to highlight innovation and research excellence. As a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides the leading business intelligence, data analytics and research platform to global institutions – enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.

Together, WRDS and SSRN, the world’s leading scholarly research network, are advancing

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Knoxville firm and Dream Big winner Strata-G sold to employees

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Strata-G founder Dan Hurst talks about selling the company to his employees.

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For the first time in 18 years, Strata-G founder Dan Hurst has just one decision to make: finding and conserving 100 acres of land meant for Strata-G employees to enjoy. 

It’s a transition for someone who, as a small-business owner, made thousands of decisions year in and year out. 

Ranked as the largest veteran-owned business in East Tennessee by the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Book of Lists, Strata-G has been sold by Hurst to two longtime vice presidents.

Elliott Barnett will take on operations as CEO, and John Patterson will handle business development and growth as president. 

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From left, Dan Hurst, Darrell Daugherty and John Patterson pose for a portrait at their company, Strata-G, the largest veteran-owned business in East Tennessee, on Aug. 2, 2020. Hurst has sold the company to employees Patterson

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