Group aids employers in Roane

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Roane County employers now have a forum in which they can talk over workforce and human-resources issues.

The Roane County Employer’s Association meets monthly for networking, lunch and a speaker who addresses som e aspect of workforce or human resources issues.

“I feel strongly that this group provides a good avenue for each of our employers to learn about issues concerning workforce, as well as to network with others in similar circumstances,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

“The Chamber is a partner in this group in that we agreed to collect the dues and pay the bills for the lunches,” she added, “but the members are the ones who elect their officers, arrange for the programming, etc.”  

Each meeting typically has a roundtable discus-sion in which participants share their concerns or talk about issues they are facing.

Annual dues are $80 and are applied solely toward the cost of lunch.

“This is not a profit-making effort,” Henderson said. “It is only to provide an opportunity for our businesses to participate in an activity that should help them be more efficient and successful.

Call Henderson or Wanda Pinkerton at 376-5572 for more information or to RSVP to attend the association’s November session.