Growth & Grit 2022

inc 5000 event

Growth & Grit | Celebrating East TN’s Inc. 5000 Listed Companies Lighthouse Knoxville | Monday, November 14th, 2022 Event Program Location: Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919 5:00 PM Event Opens  5:30 PM Opening Remarks & Introduction of Companies 5:45 PM Round table Discussion with Companies 7:00 PM Open Networking 7:30 PM Event […]

KEC Holiday Gift Guide: Looking Good & Feeling Good

The holidays are getting closer and closer, so if you still haven’t started on your shopping, you might want to! Luckily, the second edition of our Holiday Gift Guide is here! This guide is all about gifts that will have the gift receiver looking and feeling their best. If you haven’t seen our first edition […]

Knox Starts at Meadowsweet

Written by Tala Shatara | Video by Maranda Vandergriff & Tala Shatara   Meadowsweet Massage + Wellness is downtown Knoxville’s main source of meditation, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Meadowsweet has been open for 5 years, and in that time Meadowsweet has been recognized as the Top Massage Studio 2016, the Best Holistic Health Center 2013 here in Knoxville, […]

Innov865 Week Recap

Innov865 Week 2017 is officially in the books! This week-long celebration featured local innovation and technology, summits for young professionals and makers, and a pitch competition with a cash prize of $10,000 (plus much, much more). KEC was proud to be a part of making this week happen and supporting the thriving entrepreneurial community in […]

The Works 2017: Meet Unveil and Buzzergate

The Works 2017 is coming to a close. This year’s cohort of 7 growth-stage companies has participated in a 12 week accelerator program. They’ve worked through intensive strategic planning and brand therapy with industry experts and an in-house marketing agency. At the beginning of the summer we interviewed each team about what they were looking forward to […]

The Maker City Summit 2017 Feature: Mark Schaefer

The Maker City Summit is extremely excited to announce that Mark is one of our keynote speakers. He will be discussing social media strategy. Schaefer has developed social media marketing strategies for some of the world’s best-known brands. See below for more details on his talk.   MARK W. SCHAEFER | Schaefer Marketing Solutions Presents […]

Quips & Tips: FedEx CEO Fred Smith

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