Business

10:48am

Tue November 26, 2013
Business

Foster Experience Inspires Mid-State Youth Entrepreneur of the Year

Matt Matlock formed the company Unshatter when he was a High School Sophmore.
Credit unshatter.me

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A college freshman was recently named one of the mid-state’s top entrepreneurs.

Matt Matlock is the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Youth Entrepreneur of the Year.  Matlock was one of 15 individuals and organizations to receive this year’s NEXT awards, honoring the area’s groundbreaking entrepreneurs and top performing companies.

Matlock launched his first business while a sophomore at Nashville’s Pearl Cohn High School.  He formed a company called Unshatter that repaired cell phones and tablet computers.

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8:27am

Tue November 26, 2013
Business

First MTSU Mechatronics Gift of $15K Will Go Toward Endowing Scholarships

Southeast chapter of the International Beverage Packaging Association representatives Bill Batty, left, and Jimmy Davis present a $15,000 check to MTSU Engineering Technology chair Walter Boles. It marks the first gift to the MTSU Foundation for mechatronics engineering scholarships for students. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

A $15,000 gift from the Southeast chapter of the International Beverage Packaging Association to the MTSU Foundation will go toward endowing student scholarships for the new mechatronics engineering program.

Southeast chapter members Jimmy Davis of Murfreesboro and Bill Batty of Murfreesboro and Fort Myers, Fla., delivered the check to Walter Boles, who serves as chairman of the Department of Engineering Technology.

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11:19am

Mon November 25, 2013
Business

Gov. Haslam's Family Business Settles Rebate Claims for $84.9 Million

Credit pilotflyingj.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge in Arkansas has approved $84.9 million in payments to settle claims that a truck stop chain cheated trucking companies out of promised rebates.

The payments include interest on money due to about 6,000 companies that purchased fuel from Nashville-based Pilot Flying J since 2005. An additional $14 million goes to the lawyers.

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10:41am

Fri November 22, 2013
Business

Tennessee Jobless Rate Finally Headed Down?

Credit tn.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s stubbornly high unemployment rate inched down slightly in September and October.

State Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips announced this week that Tennessee’s jobless rate for both months dipped to 8.4 percent, down one tenth from August.

September and October were reported together, and somewhat later than usual, because of the federal shutdown in early October.

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12:24pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Business

Job Fair Planned for Shelbyville Thursday

Credit calsonicarena.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A job fair is scheduled for Thursday in Shelbyville at Calsonic Arena.

The job fair is a partnership between the Tennessee Career Centers, State Senator Jim Tracey and State Rep. Pat Marsh.

Companies scheduled to attend include FedEx, Calsonic Kansei, Lowe’s, and Titan Transfer.

Senator Tracey says he is seeing some signs of economic recovery in his district, which stretches from Murfreesboro through Shelbyville into Lewisburg and Fayetville.

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