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  • Griffin Makes More Happen for RMC

    Griffin Insurance Agency in Kingston is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with the Fort Sanders Foundation and Roane Medical Center.

    The check was presented at the Rotary Club of Harriman meeting on Thursday, March 5.

  • Fossil Plant gives $5,000 for DAV van

    Employees at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant answered the call for financial support from the Disabled American Veterans Post 86.

    The Post recently replaced its van that takes area veterans to doctor appointments at Veterans Medical Centers at Murfreesboro and Nashville.

    Kingston Plant Manager Doug Keeling presented a $5,000 check to John Maliskey, van rider coordinator, and van drivers J.D. Tedder, Donald Carter and Keith Goldston.

    Carter is also a scrubber board operator, and Goldson is a pipefitter at the plant.

  • ORUD raises $4,700-plus to benefit SAFE

    Oak Ridge Utility District raised $4,714.69 during its recent “Have a Heart, Heat a Home” fundraiser that helps people pay their utility bills.

    The fundraiser offers a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts in February, and the money raised this year “is a significant increase over 2014,” said Nikki Bradley, ORUD’s customer development and marketing manager.

    All proceeds from the sales benefit Project SAFE, which helps low-income families struggling to pay their winter heating bills and facing the loss of energy service.

  • Using social media in marketing to be focus of workshop

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee Tech University will offer a seminar about social media marketing March 24.

    Jen Dangelo, director of the center, will lead “Social Media Marketing – the Smart Way,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT in Johnson Hall 401. Dangelo will talk about different sites, tricks and tools to manage them, and how social media can complement a business’ existing web presence.

  • Save the date for awards banquet

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce will bestow four prestigious business awards during its annual banquet on May 1.

    The banquet begins at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction n Whitestone Country Inn. A gourmet dinner will follow.

    Honors to be given during the event are for Distinguished Service, Business of the Year, Woman of the Year and the Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award.

    Nominations of Chamber members for the award are being accepted through April 10.

  • New ride for The Bridge at Rockwood

    Residents of The Bridge at Rockwood have a new van, which was delivered to the facility last week. The van will be used for resident outings, including those planned to The Dixie Stampede, Tennessee Aquarium at Chattanooga, Tennessee Smokies Baseball, monthly lake outings from April through September and a community service project serving a meal at the Love Kitchen. Call 354-3366 for more about how to volunteer at the facility.

  • You-niQue Cuisine has unique fare in downtown Dayton

    Last November on an “Out To Lunch” adventure in Decatur, I visited with Dayton residents George and Becky Arnold.

    They encouraged me to eat at a new restaurant in Dayton — You-niQue Cuisine

    The Arnolds are retired from LaZBoy Furniture in Dayton. George worked in accounting and Becky in human resources. For years I sold LaZBoy recliners in our Poston Furniture stores. I have toured the Dayton plant and perhaps saw them.

  • Protomet awarded training grant

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $24,450 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to Oak Ridge’s Protomet Corporation.

    Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs.

    “We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to fill the jobs companies want to create in Tennessee, and these grants are a part of the effort to meet the demands of a very competitive marketplace,” Haslam said.

  • Small business seminars set

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with General Services Administration and the Small Busines Administration, will offer a free workshop related to doing business with the U.S. General Services Administration.

    The workshop will be 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 22, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The topic will be government contracting.

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