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Business

  • Dogs to Go: Couple takes restaurant initiative on the road

    Kingston residents Rusty and Jayme Summers have dreamed of owning a restaurant for years.

    Now that dream is, in a way, becoming a reality as the husband-and-wife duo recently purchased a food truck, Vol Dogs.

    “We’ve wanted to do a restaurant, but this opportunity presented itself and it’s a lot more affordable,” Jayme said after Vol Dogs served lunch at Kingston’s Michael Dunn Center on Friday.

  • Out to Lunch: Relax with lunch at Harrison's

    The husband of one of my high school classmates recommended our latest “Out To Lunch” adventure at Harrison’s Grill & Bar in Clinton.

    Nathan Stonecipher went to school in Oliver Springs and married Ellis Mae Darby from Oak Ridge. They are both members of our Oak Ridge High School, ’54-’55-’56 Reunion Committee.

    Unfortunately, Nathan and Ellis were traveling out of the state and missed our lunch meeting at Harrison’s.

  • What’s the SCORE? Millennials part of plan for business

    By Dana Peterka

    At a recent meeting, several business managers were talking about millennials being snowflakes.

    Also, I have a nonprofit client, in a nearby county, who is working to understand the behaviors, attitudes and motivations of millennials as part of their strategic planning process.

    This prompted me to do research on generational differences with a focus on millennials.

  • Hear how to make search engines work for you

    There are over 3.5 billion webpages on the internet.

    How do you get yours noticed?

    That’s what Introduction to Search Engine Optimization will cover.

    The free workshop, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10, will be in The Roane Alliance at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    Jutta Bangs, director of the Oak Ridge Center’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will teach this introductory seminar in which those attending will be taught:

    What is SEO?

    What are keywords, and how to research them?

  • HARRIMAN’S REGIONS BANK on the move
  • Holloway heads up Y-12 Federal Credit Union office in Farragut

    Rockwood native Tim Holloway is the new branch manager at Y-12 Federal Credit Union’s Farragut Branch.

    Holloway has been in the financial services field more than 20 years.

    Prior to joining Y-12 Federal Credit Union, Holloway worked for a bank in Roane County and has served as a part-time Lenoir City police officer for five years.

    A 2006 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Tennessee and an associate’s degree from Roane State Community College.

  • Third time's the charm

    Unemployment rates in Tennessee decreased last month in all 95 counties and significantly dropped in many rural counties, which often have the highest unemployment rates in the state.

    The county figures were released one week after the state posted an August statewide unemployment rate of 3.3 percent – the lowest in recorded history.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Tommy’s has lots of good eats

    Readers of my “Out To Lunch” articles may remember that occasionally I like to explore unique and out-of-the-way places to eat.

    I want to thank Hugh Willett, Roane County News editor, for suggesting an “Out to Lunch” adventure at Tommy’s Over The Hill Grill. It’s in the Stop-N-Shop, just off Interstate 75 at 16571 Hwy. 72, in Loudon.

    Many times we’ve gone by what I thought was only a Stop-N-Shop market. I never realized it was what we now discovered to be – A GREAT PLACE TO EAT.

  • RedZone Performance now open
  • Dollar General opens in Ten Mile

    Dollar General’s newest store at 9820 Hwy 68 East in Ten Mile is now open to offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials.

    “Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”