About Carly Harrington
BiographyCarly Harrington has covered business for the News Sentinel since 2004. She joined the Knoxville paper in 2002 when she worked as an online producer for Knoxnews.com. Harrington previously worked as a reporter for The Tennessean in Nashville. She is a 1998 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was managing editor of the school paper, The Daily Beacon. Harrington lives in West Knoxville with her husband, Trey, and children Kyra, 5, and Isaac, 2.
Carly Harrington: Happy Holler festival aims to showcase area
Published 09/12/2013 at 7 p.m.
Local businesses in downtown North Knoxville hope people will come get happy with them as they celebrate the eighth annual Happy Hollerpalooza Street Fair on Saturday.
Carly Harrington: Farm Fresh tackles the winter blues
Published 01/11/2013 at 6 a.m.
The winter months can be particularly harsh for some businesses, especially those that must endure the ebb and flow of seasons.
Carly Harrington: Small businesses set their 2013 resolutions
Published 01/04/2013 at 4 a.m.
Another year, another birthday, right? While some people I know may moan about growing older, the same can't be said for businesses.
Carly Harrington: Couple finds success, flexibility in entrepreneurship
Published 12/28/2012 at 4 a.m.
Tired of moving and wanting more flexibility in life, Bill and Dinah Vogel turned their backs on the corporate world at the front end of a recession to start a business.
Carly Harrington: Petit Nomad offers unique gifts in a small space
Published 12/21/2012 at 4 a.m.
Four days 'til Christmas and still in the market for some holiday gifts? If you're heading downtown to take advantage of local retailers and Saturday's last Market Square Holiday Market, might I steer you toward the corner of 31 Market ...
Carly Harrington: Horn of Plenty adds dinner, live music
Published 12/14/2012 at 4 a.m.
Ask Mike Tragesser about Horn of Plenty, his business on the corner of Middlebrook Pike and Old Cedar Bluff Road, and he'll reply:
Carly Harrington: Group promotes gaming culture
Published 12/06/2012 at 6 a.m.
Dozens of gamers and spectators gathered on the lower level of Latitude 35 on Market Square this week to watch as players tested their skills on the video game Halo 4.
Carly Harrington: StreetJelly streams live musicians
Published 10/05/2012 at 4 a.m.
When Frank Podlaha lived overseas, he would enjoy coming upon various street musicians. Now, living in the suburbs in East Tennessee and working as a software development consultant, the music fan rarely encounters such performances.
Carly Harrington: Businesses tout benefits of local fair
Published 09/14/2012 at 4 a.m.
For a lot of folks, the annual Tennessee Valley Fair at Chilhowee Parkmay conjure up thoughts of rides, concerts, corn dogs and funnel cakes, but for some small businesses, it's all about opportunity.
Carly Harrington: BBQ eatery opens at West Town
Published 08/03/2012 at 4 a.m.
Driving down Interstate 40 heading west near the Gallaher View exit, it's hard to miss the orange and white billboard touting a new barbecue restaurant inside West Town Mall.
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop to franchise
Published 03/08/2014 at 6 a.m.
The owners of Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop have decided to franchise their 4-month-old specialty pie shop concept.
Carly Harrington: The Egg and I restaurant enters Knoxville market
Updated 03/07/2014 at 8:37 a.m.
Breakfast is, as the saying goes, the most important meal of the day. Well, Knoxville, get ready for more options.
Ackermann PR, DMG Bluegill form strategic alliance
Published 03/05/2014 at 6:13 p.m.
Ackermann PR and DMG Bluegill have formed a strategic alliance that will allow them to offer clients a customized marketing approach by integrating traditional marketing communications and digital strategies.
TeamHealth expands in W. Va.
Published 03/04/2014 at 3:28 p.m.
Knoxville-based physician staffing company TeamHealth has announced an operations merger with a West Virginia-based emergency physicians group.
Tennova executive follows father's footsteps
Published 03/03/2014 at 4 a.m.
With his father working in hospital administration, a young Neil Heatherly was never far away from a health-care facility. Now he has returned home to East Tennessee to take the reins of Tennova Healthcare as CEO.
ET well positioned for medical device innovation
Updated 03/03/2014 at 8 a.m.
A valve system that helps regulate fluid in the brain. A probeto assist in removal of scart tissue in the eye. These are among new medical device technologies being developed in East Tennessee.
UT Federal Credit Union launches microfund
Published 02/28/2014 at 9:39 a.m.
UT Federal Credit Union has created a microlending program to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.
Carly Harrington: Inspiring women in business focus of panel
Updated 02/28/2014 at 7:41 a.m.
A panel of businesswomen will be dicussing their insights and advice at Women's Today Expo.
Silver Spoon closes as owner looks to relocate
Published 02/25/2014 at 11:17 a.m.
Silver Spoon Café near Turkey Creek in West Knoxville closed on Monday, but the owner said he is looking for a new spot to relocate.
LED North America, Bandit install new lights at Thompson Boling
Updated 02/24/2014 at 3:42 p.m.
When fans go to watch the University of Tennessee men’s basketball game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, they may notice a brighter Thompson Boling Arena.
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