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Bill Brewer

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About Bill Brewer


Bill 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.
Bill Brewer

Position History

  • 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

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Recent Work

  • 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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