Business

9:00am

Mon May 20, 2013
Business

Confucius Institute Hosts Chinese Culture Summer Camp

MTSU’s Confucius Institute is hosting a different kind of summer day camp filled with fun for youngsters ages 7 through 12.

The Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp is scheduled for June 10-14 in Room 106 of Peck Hall on the MTSU campus.

Activities include formal language lessons in basic vocabulary and conversation. Youngsters also will experience Chinese culture through games, crafts, calligraphy and art.

Courses and activities will start at 9 a.m. Parents may drop off their children as early as 8 a.m. and pick them up at 4:30 p.m.

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10:45am

Wed May 15, 2013
Business

Tenn. New Home Construction Cools in First Quarter

Credit capone.mtsu.edu/berc/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s housing market cooled in the first quarter, even while job creation accelerated.

A first quarter analysis by the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University shows that home construction fell by just over four percent compared to the final quarter of 2012. Home sales stalled and foreclosures are on the rise again.

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9:38am

Fri May 10, 2013
Business

Buchanan Estate Gives $2.5 Million to MTSU Honors College

A $2.5 million bequest from the estate of economist James M. Buchanan to the Middle Tennessee State University Honors College was announced today (May 9) in special ceremonies outside the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building.

Buchanan family member Jeff Whorley of Indianapolis, Ind., made the formal gift announcement to MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, Honors College Dean John Vile, invited guests, the campus community and alumni and friends of the university.

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12:20pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Business

Job Fair Planned for Murfreesboro Friday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Goodwill’s Career Solutions division is hosting 30 job fairs across Tennessee this week, including one in Rutherford County.

Goodwill’s Career Solutions center in Murfreesboro will host eleven companies Friday beginning at 9 a.m. at their offices on Memorial Blvd.

Companies participating include Verizon, Abacus Staffing, Metro Industrial, and Centaur Building Services among others. The businesses are looking to fill more than 150 positions.

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9:17am

Wed May 8, 2013
Business

Middle Tennessee's Non-Profit Sector Thriving

Credit cnm.org/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study says Middle Tennessee’s non-profit sector is t and contributes, directly or indirectly, nearly $21 billion each year to the local economy each year.

The study was conducted by the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University for Nashville’s Center for Non-Profit Management.

Dr. Murat Arik, the report's author, says that about one-in-four Middle Tennessee residents are employed in the non-profit sector.

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