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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of February 7th, 2016

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The economic data were mixed. The ISM Manufacturing Index remained below the break even level in January, with a pickup in new orders and a softening in employment.

The ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Index slowed more than anticipated. The January Employment Report seemed to have something for everybody. Nonfarm payrolls rose less than forecast.

However, the unemployment rate edged lower, hours moved higher and average hourly earnings advanced – all likely to catch the attention of Fed policymakers.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce to hold Educating Our Entrepreneurs seminar February 11th

 

Event to Help New and Aspiring Business Owners Achieve Success

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Most new and aspiring business owners have more questions than answers. For that reason, the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce assembled a half-day seminar to address the more elusive but critical components to entrepreneurship. Educating Our Entrepreneurs brings expertise in marketing, franchising, licensing, taxes, permits and more all under one roof.

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Winn Materials becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – Winn Materials celebrated their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification with a green ribbon cutting this week.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, and Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard were there to congratulate Winn Materials on earning their certification.

Winn Materials Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Winn Materials Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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iRis Networks to build Fiber Route to Clarksville

 

iRis NetworksNashville, TNiRis Networks announces plans to construct three new key routes in Tennessee. The key segments, totaling over 897 miles, are Johnson City–Knoxville–Chattanooga, Memphis–Nashville–Chattanooga and Knoxville–Nashville–Clarksville.

Tennessee and the surrounding region are experiencing significant growth in the demand of broadband infrastructure and services.

iRis Networks adds new fiber routes in Tennessee.

iRis Networks adds new fiber routes in Tennessee.

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Convergys Partners with LEAP to Help Youth Obtain Marketable Job Skills

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Convergys Community Action Network (CAN) volunteers in Clarksville, Tennessee partnered with the LEAP Organization to support their Career Readiness Program.

LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, and Perseverance, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.

The goal of LEAP’s Career Readiness Program is to provide youth ages 16 to 24 with critical job skills to prepare them for entry into the workforce.

LEAP Career Readiness Program participants get a tour of Convergys.

LEAP Career Readiness Program participants get a tour of Convergys.

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of January 27th, 2016

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Global worries continued, but the U.S. stock market rebounded somewhat after a sharp slide on Wednesday, lending hope to the view that the worst is behind us. Oil prices also improved, but it’s not clear whether the global outlook was helped by higher oil prices or the other way around.

Yields on long-term Treasuries fell on the flight to safety, but that was partly unwound as global worries eased at the end of the week. Investors also took encouragement from European Central Bank President Draghi’s comments that the ECB will review and reconsider its policy outlook in March.

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Bavarian Polymers Expanding In Dickson Tennessee

 

Extrusion profile manufacturer to create 27 jobs

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Bavarian Polymers officials announced today the company will invest $2.7 million to expand operations at its Dickson Facility.

The door and window extrusion profile manufacturer will create 27 new jobs in Dickson County.

Bavarian Polymers in Dickson Tennessee

Bavarian Polymers in Dickson Tennessee

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Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), a post secondary technical training school, is the latest organization to become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard attended their green ribbon cutting to congratulate TCAT on earning their certification.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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Frazier Allen: Market pullbacks need perspective

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The first three trading weeks of the year have been marked by volatility in the domestic and global equity markets, garnering the attention of investors and the financial media.

There’s a lot going on with stocks stumbling, bond yields falling and oil prices declining. So, it may be helpful to separate the noise from the underlying fundamentals.

Despite slowdowns in China and Europe, domestic economic growth has held up fairly well, supported by job growth and stronger consumer spending power.

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Altra Federal Credit Union hires Jessica Taylor as Real Estate Loan Originator

 

Altra Federal Credit UnionClarksville, TN – Altra Federal Credit Union welcomes Jessica Taylor as new Real Estate Loan Originator.

Taylor brings eleven years of banking experience to Altra. Eight of those years focused on real estate and consumer lending. She was recently an Office Manager/Loan Officer for Heritage Bank in Cadiz, KY.

Jessica Taylor

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