About Bill Brewer
BiographyBill Brewer is business editor for the News Sentinel. Since joining the News Sentinel in 1990, he also has been a business writer and copy editor/page designer.
- Business Editor
06/15/2007 - 03/09/2012
- Business writer
04/15/1997 - 03/09/2012
- Copy editor/Page designer
10/15/1990 - 03/09/2012
Ch-Ch-Changes: Bill Brewer leaves News Sentinel
Published 03/11/2012 at 5 a.m.
I'm not a fan of goodbye columns. But like many of you, I'm captivated by history and trends.
Bill Brewer: Tempting Georgia with Aqua-Volva
Published 02/19/2012 at 4 a.m.
Beware of Georgians bearing airplane passengers.
Bill Brewer: Dreaming of better days and other silly notions
Published 01/01/2012 at 4 a.m.
Quick, call a tutor. We must be failing history.
Bill Brewer: Washington a dream or nightmare?
Published 10/02/2011 at 4 a.m.
I've been converted. Count me among the believers. I'm ready to be a Washingtonian and join the Beltway gang. What a Capitol idea. Enough of this real world stuff.
Bill Brewer: Turning the sun into gold
Published 07/17/2011 at midnight
Rooftop solar panels and earthen foundations two floors deep. Geothermal heating and cooling tubes snaking under backyards. Remote-controlled thermostats and lighting with those weird, squiggly light bulbs. The stuff of "green nutjobs."
Bill Brewer: Abuse by districts must end
Published 07/03/2011 at midnight
Wall Street hasn't cornered the market on abuse of power and the public's money. Apparently the issue touches Tennessee's utility industry.
Bill Brewer: Economic order restored
Published 06/05/2011 at midnight
It was a "great" recession while it lasted.Hollywood couldn't have written better drama. Thousands of workers laid off and small businesses closed with nothing but a wink from Washington while the nation's largest corporations merit huge federal bailouts at the ...
Bill Brewer: Apply for financial makeover
Published 01/23/2011 at midnight
Allow the sinner to lecture you today on sins.
Bill Brewer: Public vs. private - It's no secret
Published 11/28/2010 at midnight
The symbolism was unmistakable, even for this former C student in a room full of future CEOs. A recent University of Tennessee Corporate Governance Center discussion on public versus private companies was led by Ruby Tuesday CEO Sandy Beall, who ...
Brewer: Is Knox left out of rail loop?
Published 06/20/2010 at midnight
Get ready for the platinum age of railroad. We may be watching it ride on by.
Navigating complex financial issues
Published 09/03/2012 at 3 a.m.
An unexpected thing happened to Ed Pershing on his way to a career as a corporate lawyer — the health-care industry exploded.
Harper upgrading second dealership for Tennessee-made auto
Published 03/02/2012 at 7:40 p.m.
The popularity of Volkswagen's Chattanooga-made Passat has been a boon to Knoxville's recently expanded VW dealership, and that result has led Harper Dealerships to launch a similar upgrade of its Harper Infiniti business, which will begin getting Tennessee-made Infiniti luxury ...
Comcast cutting some local jobs, adding more
Published 02/29/2012 at 7 p.m.
As Comcast cuts 16 local positions and transfers the work to Chattanooga, the telecommunications company is filling 85 other jobs at its Asheville Highway operations center.
National Seating exiting Tellico Plains, another company entering
Updated 02/13/2012 at 8:57 p.m.
One company’s loss is another company’s gain, and Monroe County is glad it’s a wash.
Caris Healthcare acquires S.C.-based Solaris Hospice
Published 01/31/2012 at 7:50 p.m.
A Knoxville-based hospice care network is finding growth in this nascent health care business through acquisition.
South College receives pharmacy accreditation
Published 01/23/2012 at 8 p.m.
South College, which has admitted its first doctorate class in pharmacy and has been awaiting formal approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, received notice Monday that the new program is accredited to begin classes.
Local VW dealership riding Passat wave
Published 01/05/2012 at 4 a.m.
Shannon Harper has a front-row seat to Volkswagen's sales performance. His VW dealership's 2011 sales reflect the automaker's strong overall results. In fact, Harper is making a hefty bet that sales of VW models, led by the Chattanooga-manufactured Passat, will ...
Wyko Tire Technology sold to China company
Published 12/01/2011 at 8 p.m.
Wyko Tire Technology, a Greenback company that makes tire production tooling equipment and was at the center of an industrial espionage trial a year ago, announced Thursday that MESNAC Co. of China is taking a 100 percent equity position in ...
TVA economic development activities have $4.9B impact
Published 11/22/2011 at 8:15 p.m.
Across the Tennessee Valley, 2011 is ending much the same way it began — with an uptick in economic activity.
Redflex sues Farragut over new traffic camera law
Published 11/17/2011 at 4 a.m.
For the second time in a week a traffic camera vendor is suing local government because citations for improper right turns on red have been halted by a new state law.
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