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Business

  • Free workshops aimed at those starting business

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College are offering three free workshops for those who are considering or have recently started  their own business.  

    All workshops will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in The Roane Alliance at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.
    The first workshop, “Small Business Start-up,” will be on March 7.

    It is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment or are at the beginning stages of starting a business.

  • Meetings discuss DOE worker issues

    Cold War Patriots has organized two town hall meetings on March 7 to inform the community on issues that may affect current and former workers of Y-12, K-25 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    The meetings will be at 2 and 6 p.m. in the American Museum of Science and Energy at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

  • OUT to LUNCH: How sweet it is! Lunchtime goodness at Tupelo Honey Café

    Today’s “Out To Lunch” adventure was at Knoxville’s Tupelo Honey Café.

    It’s at Market Square at Union and adjoins the Historic Oliver Hotel, built in 1876.

    The fact this article is published the day after I spent a week in Tupelo, Miss., at the Furniture Market is coincidental.

    The café’s name is a reference to the Tupelo honey used as a sweetener in many of its recipes. A bottle is on every table.

  • The Year of Volkswagen: Roane Alliance calls center top '12 project

    To The Roane Alliance — and to many across Roane County — 2012 will be remembered as the year of the Volkswagen Distribution Center project, The Alliance’s newly released annual report said.

    “The VW project was certainly the biggest project we have landed for our community in recent memory and will no doubt have a significant impact on Roane County for years to come,” The Roane Alliance President/CEO Leslie Henderson said in an introductory letter in the report.

  • Cantor may be summit speaker

    The Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit will return to its Oak Ridge origins the last week of May, with dates dependent on the schedules of anticipated speakers, including U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

    Cantor is among the senior decision-makers representing academia, government and industry from Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina who will convene in the New Hope Center at Oak Ridge’s Y-12 National Security Complex for the two-day meeting, said U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, summit host.

  • Ferri retiring; Bradford now up at UCOR

    Mark Ferri, who has led the safe, successful deactivation and demolition work at K-25 since URS/CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC arrived in Oak Ridge in August 2011, is retiring at the end of February.

    Ferri has accepted a CH2M Hill corporate opportunity in the United Kingdom.

    He was part of the original handpicked leadership team by the company, also known as UCOR.
    Leo Sain, UCOR president and property manager, said the company will use this opportunity to streamline its organization and gain efficiencies.

  • Out to Lunch: More meanderings that are sure to please

    In my last “Out To Lunch” article, I began a brief highlight of some of our unique adventures during 2012. Today I continue with some more enjoyable experiences you might have missed.

    If you would like more on any of the following places, I invite you to email me at postonplace@bellsouth.net.

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    Yum Yum Chinese Restaurant is at 1039 Roane St. (Hwy. 27) in Harriman, across from Earl Duff Subaru.

  • Roane natives come home for Champion

    There is a new choice for physical therapy in Roane County — brought to the area by two Roane County natives.

    Champion Physical Therapy recently opened its third clinic in the newly renovated The Shoppes at Walden Ridge on North Gateway Avenue in Rockwood.

    Other clinics are in Knox and Sevier counties.

    Roane County natives and physical therapists Chris Robinson and Jason Eble will operate the center and provide care to patients.

  • Education Matters!

    The Roane Alliance’s Education Matters! initiative has been recognized by the state and Aligning Education and Business for a Better Tennessee conference as a best practice to help improve students’ access to postsecondary education and careers.

  • Sisco opens Kingston dental practice

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently celebrated the opening of a new dental clinic in Roane County.
    State Sen. Ken Yager, state Rep. Kent Calfee and Kenyon Mee of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce joined members of the business community who helped mark the opening of Sisco Family Dentistry, a new comprehensive family dental clinic in Kingston.

    “My family and I are excited to be a part of the Roane County community,” said Dr. Travis Sisco, owner of Sisco Family Dentistry.