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Business

  • VEC helps Operation REACH, others
  • Contract managers to meet

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will have its monthly membership luncheon Nov. 6.
    The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Jan Zeigler, South Carolina customer service director for the General Service Administration, will discuss “GSA Solutions.”
    Lunch for $15 for members, $20 for the general public.
    Those planning to
    attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-
    483-9332 by 10 a.m. Nov. 5.

  • Workshops aim to help small-business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center will offer free workshops this week for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
    Two workshops are planned for Nov. 5. “How to Do Business With the Government” will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The Small Business Administration’s 8a Business Development Program will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Two additional workshops will be on Nov. 8. A small-business start-up seminar will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with a session on funding a business from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Skidmore to attend program

    Harriman City Clerk Angela Skidmore has been chosen to attend  the Local Government Leadership Program through the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service.
    The program aims to help government officials enhance their leadership knowledge and skills to fulfill their leadership roles more effectively.
    Those attending will participate in discussions about innovative ways to solve community problems and hear about effective leadership practices.
    Skidmore has been city clerk since 2009.

  • Big Roane County welcome for Santak Waste Services
  • 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.