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Business

  • UGO head state’s top retailer for ’15

    Gary Buchanan of United Grocery Outlet has been named Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s 2015 Retailer of the Year.

    The award was presented during a ceremony at TGCSA’s annual convention in Chattanooga.

    United Grocery Outlet has a store at 508 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

  • Workshop to cover accounting for small businesses

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop on accounting for small businesses.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Topics to be covered include types of financial statements, do’s and don’ts, best practices and resources available.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2668 or jbangs@tsbdc.org to register.

    Registration is also available online at www.roanestate.edu.tsbdc.

  • Ridgeview opening outpatient clinic

    Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services is expanding its services to Roane County with the opening of a new outpatient clinic at 307 Devonia St., Harriman.

    The clinic is adjacent to Ridgeview’s Louise Singleton Center at 221 Devonia St.

    “The Harriman clinic also offers same day accessibility to mental-health care with its walk-in clinic,” said Outpatient Facility Director Traci Golbach.

  • Master Donuts opening in Harriman

    The latest in sweet doughy confections will be open in Harriman in the coming weeks.

    Master Donuts will offer a variety of doughnuts and other treats when it opens its doors on Roane Street.

    “We love to make doughnuts, said Sophak Sopheap. “That is why we are here.”

    Harriman is the latest East Tennessee presence for Master Donuts. The Clinton shop opened in December. Another shop is in LaFollette.

    “We are planning to open one more in Lenoir City in July,” Sopheap added.

  • Tennessee a Gold Shovel state in job creation, investment

    Tennessee is ranked among the best states in economic development by Area Development, a publication focused on site selection and facility planning.

    Tennessee received one of the magazine’s 2015 Gold Shovel Awards in recognition of 2014 projects which created a significant number of high-value-added new jobs as well as investments.

  • Out to Lunch: Hot dog! Grab a frankfurter and ice cream at D&B’s

    “This Saturday, I’m going to have one of those hot dogs that I told you about,” said my former classmate, Jan Harlan, as we were leaving a recent Oak Ridge High School 60th reunion meeting.

    In grade school there were only two houses on the street between my house and Jan’s.

    Readers of my previous articles will understand when I shout, “Hot dog!” That’s because I’ve often written about my fondness of hot dogs.

    I called Jan the next day to ask if my wife, Carol, and I could join her.

  • More Tennesseans employed in April

    More Tennesseans had jobs in April, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Roane County was among the state’s 94 counties that saw improvements over the month.

    The county’s unemployment rate for April was down by 0.6 percent, reflecting a jobless rate of 6.1 overall.

    That means 21,900 workers in the county’s 22,320 labor force were employed during the month.

  • Wakham practice part of Tennova

    Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Dr. Mancel Wakham to his new medical practice at Tennova Primary Care, Harriman.

    Wakham, a family medicine physician, will soon be accepting new patients at his office at 2497 S. Roane St., Suite 110.

    Same-day appointments will be available. For more information, call 1-855-TENNOVA (836-6682).

    “I am committed to offering a personalized healthcare experience to patients of all ages and with all sorts of conditions,” Wakham said.

  • Not too Shabby at White Owl: New digs, better parking for Kingston boutique

    The Shabby White Owl Boutique & Gift Shop has a new home in a shared space with Rosemary’s Florist, Kingston.

    It’s a big undertaking for Annette Leamon, who opened her shop of popular women’s clothing, handbags and accessories last year.

    “I just wanted to try something different in the area,” said Leamon. “There are so many great vendors out there with very updated and trendy clothes. I just go to them and pick out what is cute and trendy.”

  • Looking for work? Job fair may have the right fit for you

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce will have a job fair from 3 to 7 p.m. June 17 to recruit employees for area businesses and industries.

    The event at Roane State Exposition Center will allow employers to meet job seekers face to face and have the opportunity to receive résumés and completed job applications, schedule interviews, and have applications on file from job seekers.