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Business

  • Trio of new businesses now open in Rockwood
  • OUT to LUNCH: ‘Grand Canyon’ view at McCloud Mountain

    “Out To Lunch” readers know that my articles are about food, people, and sightseeing. Today’s adventure qualifies in every area.

    Over two years ago our Knoxville furniture friends, Jerry and Mickey Pease, invited us to go eat with them at McCloud Mountain Restaurant, near LaFollette, TN.

    “I’ve got to come back here in the fall, when the leaves are changing and write about McCloud’s,” I told our group.

  • Alliance Gala planned for next month

    Mission Possible! The Roane Alliance believes so, and so goes the theme for this year’s annual Gala on Nov. 9.

    Planned as a night of celebrating The Alliance’s successes, it is also an opportunity to go as a favorite “secret agent” — anyone from James Bond to The Pink Panther. Or not, as costumes are optional.

    This year will be remembered as one that continued to bring many challenges to The Alliance and its partners.

  • Volunteer Energy supports agencies
  • Renfro executive resident for state pharmacy assn.

    The Tennessee Pharmacists Association has selected a former Harriman resident as its sixth conscutive executive resident.

    Zac Renfro, a graduate of the inaugural class of the Belmont University College of Pharmacy of 2012, began his residency during the summer.

    He is the son of Lee and Mike Renfro of Harriman. His grandparents are Grace Crabtree of Harriman and Louise Renfro of Rockwood.

  • Leadership Roane County Alumni social slated Oct. 10

    Johnny Griffin, Leslie Henderson and Mike Albertson are among those who might be at the annual Leadership Roane County Alumni Association social event from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Roane County Park shed 2.

    The new 2013 Leadership Roane County class will be in attendance.

    In addition to entertainment, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs and other picnic-style food.

    It is a great opportunity for alumni to meet the new class.

  • Take job, or get the benefits boot

    Claimants of unemployment benefits can be disqualified from receiving further benefits if they refuse to accept a suitable job offer, according to a statement last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Recent changes to Employment Security Law redefine what is considered suitable and revise the standard based on the length of time unemployment benefits are receiv-ed.

    If the agency finds a claimant has refused otherwise suitable work based solely upon the rate of pay, then his claim is stopped for refusing such work.

  • Workshop focuses on writing contract proposals

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College will give a workshop that covers how to write proposals for government contracts.

    The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in The Foundry at 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville.

    The workshop is a cooperative effort between the Roane State center and PQC Solutions.

  • Grand opening for Curves of Harriman

     

    Curves of Harriman representatives, area officials and Roane County Chamber of Commerce members participating in the recent grand-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration at Curves of Harriman are, from left, Danice Turpin, Tami Wright of The Roane Alliance, Mary Ann Pugh, Darlene Wright, Faye Abston, Kenyon Mee, Janice Coker,  Johnny Griffin, Kristen Coker, Kent Calfee, Steve Byerly, Janice Hall, Rose Meza, David Webb and Stephanie Ferguson.

  • Workers at DOE unite to feed the hungry

    U.S. Department of Energy employees at Oak Ridge donated 11,437 pounds of food last week to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

    The donation was part of the national Feds Feed Families campaign.

    This is the third year DOE’s Oak Ridge site has participated in the annual summer campaign, which helps replenish food banks and raises awareness about the prevalence of hunger nationally.