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ADT becomes publicly traded company

ADT becomes publicly traded company

ADT in Knoxville has officially separated from its parent company and is now a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. The change became official Monday.

The security company also plans to add 200 new jobs to the Knoxville community.

ADT says the new positions are in addition to its more than 500 employees already working at its call monitoring center and sales and service office.

Empty Borders stores to re-open with new tenants

Empty Borders stores to re-open with new tenants

Empty retail stores that once housed Borders bookstores are re-opening with new tenants.

Discount beauty chain, Ulta, will open Friday in the former Borders in Turkey Creek. Ulta stores sell makeup, hair care, bath and body products, along with styling tools.

The store will also feature a full-service salon, but it's not taking appointments just yet.

People interested in working at the new Ulta can apply online.

A few miles east on Kingston Pike, the other old Borders will also have a new tenant.

ADT plans on adding several hundred jobs in East Tennessee

ADT plans on adding several hundred jobs in East Tennessee

A company with local ties says it's planning to expand its presence here in East Tennessee.

ADT says it will add several hundred jobs over the next few months at its calling center.

Right now, the security company employs about 350 employees in West Knoxville.

ADT says it will also become a public company on October 1.

Adult business near church on Lovell Rd. doesn't break the law

The WBIR Facebook page has become a forum for your questions and concerns, and one of those questions caught our attention Thursday, and we went looking for the answer.

Looking for lodging? Closer to Neyland, the more you'll pay

Looking for lodging? Closer to Neyland, the more you'll pay

 

If you're looking for a hotel room for the big Tennessee-Florida game this weekend, expect a small number of availabilities for a big cost.

"Look for anything online," said Alan Avriett, a Florida fan coming to Rocky Top. 10News met Avriett and his brother, Scott, a Vols fan, as they were driving to town. "There was nothing less than $300, and I said that's not going to happen, because we're staying three nights," Alan added.

Farragut shopping center has been sold

Farragut shopping center has been sold

The commercial complex that once housed a Food City in Farragut now has a new owner.

Farragut Pointe on Kingston Pike across from Farragut High School was purchased by Farragut Pointe Properties Tuesday.

The complex is more than 71,000 square feet and currently has two tenants, Mario's Pizza and Grill and Fabulous Fido.

First Commercial Real Estate is handling the leasing of the property. It's looking at several uses for the complex, including retail, medical, educational and office uses.

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Vol fans spare no expense during a winning football season.  That is one reason Knoxville businesses hope the men in orange and white keep earning victories.

"If it's an early game, and a win, everybody gets in a good mood.  Hey, if you're in a good mood, you may want to buy a car," said Lance Cunningham at Lance Cunningham Ford off I-640 in North Knoxville.

Cunningham said his dealership is also busy on Sundays after a Saturday win.

A winning season means increased revenue for most businesses in Knoxville.