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  • Signature again cited as one of ‘Best Places to Work’

    Signature Healthcare, parent company of Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center and The Bridge at Rockwood, recently accepted the Best Places to Work Award from Modern Healthcare.

    This is the third time Signature has received the honor from Modern Healthcare, widely considered one of the nation’s preeminent media outlets for news about the health-care industry.

  • AMTEC details available at meetings

    Anyone interested in Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center — a no-cost, high-tech job training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed — is welcome to attend upcoming meetings at the college’s Clinton location and on the Oak Ridge campus.

    The meeting in Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility, 214 Nave St., will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 2.

    The meeting at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave., will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in the back room inside Anderson’s Grille.

  • OR city manager to speak to association

    Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson will be the guest speaker at the next East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association monthly membership luncheon.

    The luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in Oak Ridge DoubleTree Hotel.

    Watson will discuss “Negotiating with Large Corporations: City of Oak Ridge and Major Retail Developments.”

    Lunch for members is $15; interested members of the public wishing to attend pay $20.

    RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Dec. 3.

  • ‘That is like blogging gold’

    Finding and sharing do it yourself projects, fixes and solutions are a fun hobby turned career for a Harriman woman and her daughter.

    They turned that hobby into a business when daughter, Lesley Clavijo, discovered a moleskin solution to poking underwire bras.

    Clavijo and her mother, Denise Iroler, also are getting sponsors for their blog postings at Chaotically Creative.

    Clavijo, who blogs as Lesley Warren, went into her toolbox at home and found the moleskin to put on her bra, and her mother recommended she put it on the blog.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Oodles Uncorked nice way to usher in the holiday season

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go,” the song says.

    It definitely was in downtown Knoxville (Old City) and Market Square for this “Out to Lunch” adventure.

    Knoxville’s annual Christmas in the City celebration runs through Dec. 31. This year’s theme is “A White Christmas in Knoxville.”

  • More choosing a career in nursing

    Enrollment is up — and programs are expanding in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University.

    The nursing program’s expansion is in response to the increased demand for health-care professionals across the country.

    The school admits students to its bachelor’s degree program twice a year and will increase admissions by 25 percent after the second round at the end of the fall semester.

  • Meet Ordee

     

    Sasha Benjamin introduces the public to “Ordee,” the new mascot of Oak Ridge Utility District. Ordee is a “flame-asaurus” who will visit day care centers, preschools, schools and public events to educate the public about natural gas and natural gas safety.

  • Business Brief: Seiber completes basics

    Oliver Springs Police Department Patrolman Samuel Cody Seiber is among the 43 graduates who recently completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy Class at Walters State Community College.

    The academy offers the eight-week training required of all new law enforcement recruits during their first year of employment.

  • Deadline approaching for hazard standard training

    Dec. 1 is the OSHA deadline for all employers in Tennessee and the nation who work with hazardous chemicals to train employees on the changes to the Hazard Communication Standard.

    The new requirements relating to labeling and safety data sheets are being phased in through 2016; however, the first compliance deadline is rapidly approaching.

    The update will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The major changes are:

  • Armes joins Judkins practice

    Nick Armes recently passed the Tennessee Bar Exam and is now practicing law with the Judkins Law Firm in Oak Ridge.

    Armes is an East Tennessee native and was born and raised in Roane and Anderson counties.

    He graduated with honors from the Appalachian School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the school’s main law review.

    Prior to attending law school, Armes graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and Roane State Community College, each with high honors.