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Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Vol fans spare no expense during a winning football season.  That is one reason Knoxville businesses hope the men in orange and white keep earning victories.

"If it's an early game, and a win, everybody gets in a good mood.  Hey, if you're in a good mood, you may want to buy a car," said Lance Cunningham at Lance Cunningham Ford off I-640 in North Knoxville.

Cunningham said his dealership is also busy on Sundays after a Saturday win.

A winning season means increased revenue for most businesses in Knoxville.

HomeGrown: Dee Haslam, RIVR Media CEO & Founder

HomeGrown: Dee Haslam, RIVR Media CEO & Founder

"I feel like I'm the shoe-maker's daughter. You just do what your dad did."

As CEO of RIVR Media, Dee Bagwell Haslam has certainly lived up to the family name. And there are dozens of Emmy-award winning shows on cable to prove it.

"RIVR Media has just a wonderful group of creative, fun people and it just makes waking up everyday and coming to work a great thing to do."

Dee got her first taste of television at a very young age.

Turkey Creek Public Market closes

Turkey Creek Public Market closes

Just 11 months into its opening, the Turkey Creek Public Market closed its doors to the public Sunday.

"It's been very profitable for us. We've also learned (a lot)," said Retta Gregg, who owns and works for local dried foods company Tennessee Tastes. It is just one of the hundreds of vendors at the West Knox County venue.

More than 450 vendors took advantage of the marketplace, following a two-year, $8 million renovation. The site was the former Outlet Mall.