Published September 15, 2021

PYA Expands East Tennessee Area Business Coverage With Teknovation Weekend

Tom Ballard and Marty Brown discuss Teknovation Weekend during this special video announcement.

PYA is expanding its business coverage through its partner site, After nearly 10 years of covering entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology in the East Tennessee region, PYA will add a weekend edition, Teknovation Weekend, that will include stories on local business owners, economic trends, and more.

Similar to the original Teknovation newsletter, which subscribers received once each weekday, subscribers of Teknovation Weekend will receive an email once each weekend with content written by PYA Chief Alliance Officer Tom Ballard and Marketing Content Writer and Editor Kailyn Lamb.

“Over the history of Teknovation, some articles tended to be more aligned with the interests of established business owners,” Ballard said. “Teknovation Weekend will allow us to spotlight topics of interest to those owners and the business executives themselves.”

“As our region continues to grow, PYA wants to keep investing in our community businesses by sharing their stories of success through,” said President and CEO Marty Brown. “Teknovation has always kept its readers up-to-date on the start-up community here. Teknovation Weekend will help provide more visibility to our local businesses and help educate readers on economic development in East Tennessee.”

Teknovation Weekend will launch September 18, 2021. Visit to subscribe.

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