There are bad ideas in brainstorms … And that’s good!

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You are doing yourself and your fellow creative professionals a disservice if you embrace the mantra of “There are no bad ideas in a brainstorm.” Almost every idea in a brainstorm is bad. That’s why only a few – at best – survive. Don’t go negative on me though, bro! All of these bad ideas are not a bad thing. What really is bad is ignoring the opportunity that comes along with a bad idea. Understanding why a bad idea is a bad idea helps to clarify why a good idea is a good idea. Why might an idea be … Read More

WGU Tennessee To Award Ten $10,000 “Tenn-K” Scholarships

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State-endorsed nonprofit university WGU Tennessee today announced it will award 10 Tennesseans $10,000 scholarships as part of its new “Tenn-K” Scholarship program. “WGU Tennessee was founded to set the gold standard for affordable, quality online education customized to the busy lives of working adults,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “The ‘Tenn-K’ Scholarship—in both its size and its name—reflects our commitment to helping more working adults in our state ‘go the distance’ and complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree in 2015.” The scholarship, which covers more than 80 percent of WGU Tennessee’s already-low tuition of $3,000 per term … Read More

Hermitage Celebrates Andrew Jackson With New Exhibit

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The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson announced today that it will launch its first large-scale change to its space in 25 years with a new exhibit on Jan. 8, 2015 commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, where Jackson led a small group of American soldiers to a decisive victory in the War of 1812. In addition, all military personnel, active and retired, will be allowed in free in 2015. Read more in the Nov. 24 edition of The Tennessean. Hermitage Celebrates Andrew Jackson With New Exhibit The Hermitage on Monday announced a new $1.1 million exhibit as … Read More

Santa Train Keeps Christmas On Track

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This weekend was the 72nd running of The Santa Train, an Appalachian Christmas tradition which is co-hosted by MP&F client CSX. Celebrity guest Amy Grant passed out toys, food and goods to children at the various stops along the 110-mile route. Read more about Amy’s experience in the Nov. 23 edition of The Tennessean. Santa Train Keeps Christmas On Track KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Christmas came a month early for hundreds of country girls and boys Saturday as the Santa Train merrily moseyed through rural Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. A 110-mile magical sleigh ride along the rails, this Appalachian holiday tradition … Read More

Amazon’s Scott Campbell Using Veteran’s Talents

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Amazon’s Charleston fulfillment center Senior Operations Manager Scott Campbell was recently profiled in the Nov. 10 issue of the Cleveland Daily Banner. Campbell is one of many military veterans who have found careers at Amazon. The company is always looking to hire more veterans with the help of its dedicated military recruiting team made up of veterans from all branches of the armed forces. Scott Campbell using veteran’s talents Bronze Star recipient making difference at Amazon Recent statistics show the unemployment rate for veterans runs slightly higher than the country at large. That is happening despite the fact service members … Read More