• Leadership Roane County: Class of 2016
  • Sacketts now in Angus group

    Sackett & Sons Cattle Co., Kingston, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    Headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo., the American Angus Association has more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.

    One of the largest beef breed associations in the world, its computerized records include information on more than 18 million registered Angus.

    The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members.

  • All Sales Vinyl in new digs

    All Sales Vinyl, Rockwood, is in a new location.

    The full-service sign shop is now at 720 N. Gateway Ave.

    All Sales Vinyl provides an array of other products, including silk-screen T-shirts, business cards, custom license plates and graphics.

    Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Visit www.allsalesvinylsignshop.com or call 466-6896 for details.

  • BPW marking 95th anniversary

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will celebrate their 95th anniversary with a special dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in Victorian Square at 241 S. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood.

    Reservations are necessary and may be made by contacing Lee Ann Gaddis at 250-8149 or leeann4002@yahoo.com.

  • Premier Sharp supports breast cancer awareness

    This October, Premier Sharp Funeral Home, at 209 Roane St., Oliver Springs, is showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a unique way.

    Throughout the month, staff members at the Oliver Springs funeral home will be wearing pink ties and scarves to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

    Premier Sharp is also making a donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation in Knoxville, located at 318 Nancy Lynn Lane.

  • WHAT'S THE SCORE? Employee fraud prevention basics for all organizations

    By Dana Peterka
    An Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report indicates that small organizations are the most common victims in fraud instances at 31.8 percent.

    The report estimates that the median losses for small organizations, with fewer than 100

    employees that experienced a fraud, were $147,000.

    The goal of this article is to make sure that you are aware of the potential for fraud and that the organizations (businesses, government agencies and nonprofits) you are affiliated with are effectively addressing this issue.

  • Ruffles and Kennedy spur mom’s new venture and aid for Hurler syndrome

    A new clothing business will help young girls be stylish, but, more than that, will hopefully help find a cure for a serious disease.

    KFrances, named in honor of 2-year-old Kennedy Frances Ladd of Rockwood, had its grand opening Sept. 23 in front of Carmella’s in Kingston.

    The shop itself is conveniently mobile. Kennedy’s parents, Allie and Ryan Ladd, own the business.

    Allie Ladd said Ryan ordered a car hauler, and put in the flooring and clothing racks himself.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts opening this week

    The wait is almost over.

    Tuesday marks the opening of the Dunkin’ Donuts in the Midtown area of Harriman.

    “We’re thrilled to be here,” store owner Dave Baumgartner said on Friday.

    “We expect this to be a great location. We want to supply travelers and local customers with the sweet nectar of Dunkin’ Donuts.

    “We’re really excited.”

    Baumgartner’s company, Bluemont Group, owns 25 Dunkin’ Donuts stores.

  • What’s the SCORE? By Dana Peterka: Are you using the rearview mirror to run your business?

    First, let’s start with some definitions.

    Custodial or financial accounting is precise and must adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other regulations.

    Custodial accounting reports are prepared to present the past financial performance of an organization to external parties.

    These may include the board of directors, stockholders, financial institutions and government agencies.

  • Almost time to make the doughnuts

    Dunkin’ Donuts nears completion of its store in Harriman’s Midtown area.

    City officials said they’ve heard the store, popular for its coffee as well as its sweet treats, is set to open the first of October.

    One of the features is a drive-thru window for customer convenience.

    The store is in a new development, which will also reportedly include a Great Clips hair salon.