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Business

  • Business is booming for Shoppes at Walden Ridge

    A new sports bar and restaurant, physician’s office and a bevy of small storefronts have opened up at Rockwood’s Shoppes at Walden Ridge.

    “We’ve got this whole side filled. It has been unreal to see we could do that in such a short time,” said Jane Long, who moved her longtime business Roane Realty into the complex.

    She, along with other partners, closed on the shopping complex in January.

  • Beginning 2 End Events now open in Kingston

    Beginning 2 End Events celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event at The Roane Alliance to provide a chance to hear about their new event-planning business in Kingston.

    Taking part in the celebration are, from left, Paulette Ray, Kim Harris, Beginning 2 End Events owners Christina Branham and Jennifer Tipton, Nikki Bradley, Darrell Williams of The Roane Alliance, Marilyn McCormick and Jan Treadway.

    Branham and Tipton also discussed how they can help throw a wonderful event from beginning to end.

  • Enrichment credit union kicking off Gloves of Love

     Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch will soon begin collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County through its annual Gloves of Love campaign.

    Many children go to school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union aims to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year.

  • Leadership Roane County Class of 2013

    Leadership Roane County recently announced members of its class of 2013.

  • Barger new to RSCC Foundation

    Roane County business leader Eric Barger is the newest member of the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.

    Barger is vice president of C.R. Barger & Sons Inc., a Roane County company founded in the early 1960s by his grandparents, C.R. and Mary Barger.

    A 1994 Harriman High School graduate, Barger completed his associate’s degree at Roane State in 1997 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

  • Barger new to RSCC Foundation

    Roane County business leader Eric Barger is the newest member of the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.

    Barger is vice president of C.R. Barger & Sons Inc., a Roane County company founded in the early 1960s by his grandparents, C.R. and Mary Barger.

    A 1994 Harriman High School graduate, Barger completed his associate’s degree at Roane State in 1997 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

  • Enrichment credit union kicking off Gloves of Love

     Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch will soon begin collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County through its annual Gloves of Love campaign.

    Many children go to school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union aims to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year.

  • Christmas lighting among Gala offerings

    Auction items are pouring in, and the rumor is that Men in Black, James Bond and many of the Bond girls will be attending the 2012 Roane Alliance Gala: Mission Possible.

    “This year’s theme is a celebration of the year’s successes,” said Leslie Henderson, president/CEO of The Roane Alliance.

    “We see our 2012 Gala as a chance to enjoy those successes — from our new Volkswagen plant to our new hospital and all the new retail in between.”

  • Roane jobless rate down to 7.1% in Sept.

    Statistics released late last week indicate things are looking up on the employment front both in the area and across the country.

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports Roane County’s unemployment rate for September continued to decrease.

    The rate, at 7.1 percent, is 0.7 percent lower than in August. It’s considerably lower than in September 2011, when the county recorded a jobless rate of 8 percent.

  • Kingston Gold Buyers now open

    Kingston Gold Buyers LLC is now open at 207 E. Race St.

    “We are a locally owned gold and silver buyer and case knife retailer,” said owner Bobby Cox, who serves as buyer with Max Cronan.

    “We specialize in gold, silver, jewelry or coins, also sterling flatware,” Cox added.

    Pepper spray is also available for sale.

    Cox said offering different brands of knives and collectible coins are avenues he’s eyeing for future expansion.