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Business

  • Volkswagen teams up with Dunn Center

    When Volkswagen Group of America’s South East Region Distribution Center recently needed assistance assembling cardboard parts bins, Senior Manager John Kutz knew who to call.
    “When John told us about his needs and desire to help the community, I immediately thought of the Michael Dunn Center,” said Darrell Williams, vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance.
    The Michael Dunn Center provides quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Zaxby’s chicken is coming to Harriman

    The first hurdle for popular chicken restaurant Zaxby’s to locate in a front lot of the Pinnacle Pointe shopping complex is done.
    A subdivision of a lot at the shopping development anchored by Lowe’s and Kroger was approved by the Harriman Regional Planning Commission this month.
    Harriman Building Inspector Maria Nelson said she’s not seen a site plan for the proposed strucure, yet, however.
    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason was happy to see another retailer come to the area.
    “Welcome,” Mason said. “We are excited.

  • Rockwood’s Alba Health gets pink for October

    Alba Health employees showed their support for  Breast Cancer awareness month by wearing all pink and releasing balloons Friday. “We have several people affected by breast cancer in the building and we wanted to show that we love and care about them,” Amanda Roberts, customer service manger, said.

  • Brown-Forman donate to Education Matters!

    Tennessee state Sen. Ken Yager announced a new partner for the continued funding of The Roane Alliance’s award winning Education Matters! program today.
    Yager presented a $5,000 check at the beginning of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce regular monthly board meeting.
    He presented the check to Allen Lutz, Education and Workforce Development Specialist for the Roane Alliance, on behalf of Brown-Forman – the global, multi-billion dollar company that produces and markets Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey.

  • U.S. Bank awards grant to Michael Dunn Center

    The U.S. Bank Foundation recently awarded the Michael Dunn Center a $2,000 grant to help fund services to people with disabilities.

    This grant will help to feed those who live in the Michael Dunn Center Residential Habilitation Program.

    The Michael Dunn Center spent more than $215,000 in Fiscal Year 2013 to feed the residents in its 23 homes throughout Roane County.

    Michael Dunn Center currently serves 400 children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Out to Lunch: Nothing disastrous about Titanic tea at the Paris Apartment

    My previous “Out To Lunch” article mentioned that my wife, Carol, and I share the same birthday — plus, we got married on our birthday.

    Our son Barry, and wife Judy treated us for the celebration lunch that I wrote about in the article.

    This “Out to Lunch” was another birthday/anniversary celebration treat by Carol’s sister, Jean Miller. We also invited our son, Buddy, and his wife, Faye, to join us. They all live in Knoxville.

  • Three named to Oak Ridge board

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management recently appointed three new members to its advisory board.

    The agency appointed Wanda Smith, Noel Berry and Mary Hatcher to two-year terms to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, a federally chartered citizens panel that provides independent advice and recommendations about cleanup conducted throughout the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • HUB appreciates customers

    Steven Roberts gets some treats at the Harriman Utility Board customer appreciation day last week.

    Giveaways, one-on-one discussions with customers and a grand prize of a Kindle Fire was among the activities at the event.

  • 3rd industrial site certified by SelectTN

    A third prime industrial site in Roane County — the Jones Road site in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park —  has successfully been certified through the SelectTN state program.   
    “In the industrial recruiting world, a certified site is the cream of the crop,” said Leslie Henderson, President/CEO of The Roane Alliance, which includes the Roane County Industrial Development Board.
    The Jones Road site is the county’s latest to achieve the coveted certification in Roane County.

  • Tractor Supply opening PetVet Clinic

    As part of a continued commitment toward catering to all customers’ pet needs, Tractor Supply Co. is launching a PetVet Clinic to protect pets by providing all of their vaccination needs.
    Tractor Supply’s PetVet Clinic, operated by PawsPlus, will be available beginning this month at the Rockwood store at 1494 N. Gateway Ave.
    For information about clinic dates and times, call Rockwood’s Tractor Supply Co. at 354-0446 or visit www.petvet.pawsplus.com.