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  • ORAU session gauges nuclear energy rebirth

    Declines in new construction, evolving safe-ty regulations, and building the next generation of nuclear engineers and researchers are among the challenges facing the future of nuclear energy.

    But there is hope, according to a top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official.

  • New Alliance head meets county leaders

     

    Wade Creswell, the new president of The Roane Alliance, introduces himself to Roane County Commission members, including Copper Bacon, right, during the commission’s April meeting last week. Creswell took the reins of The Alliance earlier this year.     The Roane Alliance is Roane County’s economic development organization and consists of both public and private organizations, including the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, the Roane County Industrial Development Board and the Roane County Visitors Bureau.

  • NNSA up for support honor

    Oak Ridge’s National Nuclear Security Administration and its Office of Secure Transportation are among the 58 employers that Tennessee National Guard and Reserve members nominated for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

    The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers supporting employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

    Up to 15 award recipients will be announced this summer and honored at the Pentagon in September at the 19th annual Freedom Award ceremony.

  • Veterans, business startup focus of seminars

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering a couple of free workshops this month to help area business owners and entrepreneurs.

    “Veterans and Franchising: A Perfect Fit” isthe first seminar.

    The seminar, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23, will discuss misconceptions about franchising, as well as programs and incentives available to veterans.
    It is in partnership with FranNet.

    A small business start-up seminar will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 25.

  • OUT to LUNCH: The Cabin back on list, and the eating there is fantastic

    When the well-known Log Cabin BBQ & Restaurant at Loudon burned in August 2010, I removed it from my list of “Out to Lunch” possible places to visit.

    The location, just off Interstate 75 at 10058 Hwy. 72 heading toward Loudon, is now occupied by The Cabin Restaurant.

    It went back on my list last December, when I was told Wade Morris became owner-operator of the restaurant.

  • Dunn Center job a joy to Butler

    Micheale Butler is passionate about the work at Michael Dunn Center to serve people with intellectual disabilities.

    “I’ve never found so much joy in a job,” she said.

    She is looking forward to sharing and spreading that passion through her new role as vice president of development, public relations and quality assurance.

    “When this position became available, I immediately wanted to work at Michael Dunn Center in this capacity,” Butler said.

  • Vogel to address ORNL Friends

    Friends of Oak Ridge Natioanl Laboratory’s luncheon lecture will begin at 11 a.m. April 8 in the UT Resource Center, Oak Ridge

    Hans Vogel, speaker for the session, will discuss heating, fueling and cooling the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project at ORNL.

    This will be the second in a series of three talks on the U.S. ITER project.

  • Women focus of computer careers gathering

    Pellissippi State Community College is offering a computer careers open house for Knoxville-area women today, April 7.

    The event is from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

    The open house is open to female rising eighth-grade and high school students, their parents, Pellissippi State and other college students, and other women in the community interested in learning more about careers in computing.

  • VECustomers Share helps Midway
  • Online wellness toolkit geared for workplace

    The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, through its Healthier Tennessee initiative, has launched

    an online workplace wellness toolkit, “Small Starts @ Work,” to help Tennessee employ-

    ers implement wellness programs.

    The toolkit is available at

    no cost at www.healthiertn.com.

    “A healthy workplace is good for employees, for business, and for Tennessee” Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Rick Johnson said.