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Business

  • Proton Power brings energy efforts to Rockwood

    Proton Power has its sights on the future of energy, and its continued success has it expanding into a Rockwood facility for its liquid fuel projects.

    The company, focused on using hydrogen for energy, doesn’t just look at their endeavors as environmentally friendly but economically sound as well.

    “It is energy efficient, environmentally attractive and economical. It has to be all of these to be good in the long term,” said co-founder Dr. Sam C. Weaver.

  • Tennessee recognized for lowest state debt

    Fitch Ratings, one of the country’s top bond agencies, has officially named Tennessee the lowest debt state in the nation.

     The news, which was officially released by Fitch earlier this week, is based on an analysis of total debt ratios in all 50 states. The calculation is measured by combining each state’s total debt and unfunded liabilities and measuring them against the state’s average individual income level.

  • GLA Services joins Roane Chamber

    New Chamber member GLA Services held a new member celebration event at The Roane Alliance on Thursday, May 23.

    Owner George Alter took the opportunity to talk about his business – a general contractor for residential/commercial/industrial markets. According to George, he’s basically a professional ‘handy-man’. George and his wife and co-owner Lisa can be reached by calling 201-5547.

  • Barger partners with Stone Strong

    Precast concrete business C.R. Barger and Sons Inc. of Roane County recently entered a partnership with Stone Strong Systems.
    A fifth-generation family operation, C.R. Barger and Sons Inc. has been in business since 1947 and is headquartered in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park in East Roane County.
    “We’re ready to be partnering with Stone Strong and are thrilled to be able to diversify our product offering and provide our customers with an efficient retaining wall solution,” said Eric Barger, vice president of C.R. Barger and Sons Inc.

  • Enrichment Credit Union’s Dog Days of Summer helps support area pet charities

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union recently raised $10,000 to be split between 12 area animal shelters in its service area.
    During Enrichment’s fifth annual Dog Days of Summer Pet Supply Drive, monetary contributions and supplies such as dog and cat food, towels, blanket, pet beds and other pet-related items were donated.

  • Wyrick heads up Y-12 FCU in Roane

    Amber Wyrick is the new branch manager of Y-12 Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch at 1715 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.
    Wyrick has worked at the Roane County Branch for more than 12 years.
    She started as a teller and also held the positions of head teller and assistant branch manager before being promoted to branch manager.

    “What I love about working at Y-12 Federal Credit Union is that no matter how much the credit union grows, we still have that small town feeling,” Wyrick said.

  • A&W Junk Removal new to Chamber
  • Barger partners with Stone Strong

    Precast concrete business C.R. Barger and Sons Inc. of Roane County recently entered a partnership with Stone Strong Systems.

    A fifth-generation family operation, C.R. Barger and Sons Inc. has been in business since 1947 and is headquartered in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park in East Roane County.

  • Website helps with ACA tax provisions

    The IRS has launched a new Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions website at IRS.gov/aca to educate businesses and individuals on how the health-care law may affect them.

    The new home page has three sections, which explain the tax benefits and responsibilities for individuals and families, employers and other organizations.

    Links and information are available for each group.

    The site provides information about tax provisions that are in effect now and those that will go into effect in 2014 and beyond.

  • Seminar to assist with startup of new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free seminar for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The seminar will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org to register or for additional information.