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: A mother's invention takes decade to realize
Published 07/11/2014 at 6 a.m.
No one ever told Elizabeth Jarnot that it would take a decade for her invention to finally get to market.
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.
Love Bus provides 'event' transportation option
Published 07/12/2014 at 6 a.m.
The brightly colored, converted school bus is easy to spot on Knoxville roads with its hand-painted hippie design, bringing smiles to onlookers and honks from passing cars.
BPV launches new large cap value fund
Published 07/09/2014 at 6:08 p.m.
Knoxville-based BPV Capital Management has teamed up with a Philadelphia-based asset manager to launch a new large cap value fund.
Tennova invests $3M at Harrogate cancer facility
Published 07/07/2014 at 2:43 p.m.
Tennova Healthcare plans to invest $3 million to upgrade radiation equipment and renovate its cancer facility in Claiborne County.
Carly Harrington: Exposure provides nice boost for businesses
Published 07/04/2014 at 6 a.m.
When news surfaced that pop superstar Katy Perry had spent the day at Dollywood last week, my oldest daughter declared that she wanted to go, too.
StoneMill Log and Timber evolves over 40-year history
Published 07/03/2014 at 11:34 a.m.
With the housing market slowing a few years ago and customers putting projects on hold, StoneMill Log and Timber saw signs of economic trouble ahead.
Travel Channel postpones debut of Adam Richman's new show
Published 07/01/2014 at 12:16 p.m.
Knoxville-based Scripps Networks Interactive has pulled its second cable television show in two months because of public controversy with its stars.
Lakeway Regional seeks approval to end OB services
Published 06/30/2014 at 5:05 p.m.
Lakeway Regional Hospital, a Community Health Systems facility in Morristown, is seeking state approval to discontinue its obstetrics services.
Mentoring program helps at-risk youth find green jobs
Published 06/29/2014 at 4 a.m.
On a recent June afternoon, students, volunteers and staff of SEEED grabbed shovels and pickaxes and began digging.
Social Media Day to be celebrated in Knoxville
Published 06/27/2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Tennessee has joined other cities and states in setting aside a day recognizing the growing significance of social media.
Carly Harrington: My dad, a man of integrity, retires
Published 06/26/2014 at 5:49 p.m.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — When I reflect on my childhood and think about my father, one word usually comes to mind: dedication.
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