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Blount County Tourism Sees Growth Spike

Date: 8/25/2020
As a gateway to the Smoky Mountains, Blount County ranked eighth among Tennessee’s 95 counties in visitor expenditures at $425.55 million in 2019 according to the Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee Counties report issued by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Gov. Bill Lee.... Read More

The Dialogue with Marcus Blair

Date: 8/20/2020
This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So, here we go with our 161st installment visiting with Marcus Blair, managing partner of Poribar Consulting and Investing.... Read More

Tennessee Applies for Lost Wages Assistance Grant

Date: 8/19/2020
The state of Tennessee has submitted its application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive grant funding to pay an additional weekly unemployment benefit to claimants who meet the eligibility requirements of the Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance program (LWA).... Read More