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  • DeBeauclair new deputy DOE Oak Ridge chief

    Geoffrey “Geoff” G. deBeauclair is the new deputy manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office/Integrated Support Center.

    As deputy manager, deBeauclair will help Oak Ridge Office Manager Ken Tarcza manage the Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center.

    The center provides critical mission support services both regionally and nationally in personnel, finance, budget, procurement, legal, security and emergency management and employee health and safety.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: Are meetings a waste of time?

    Unfortunately, much of the time we spend in meetings is wasted.

    Meetings are often poorly designed, lack facilitation, don’t bring closure to issues and fail to let participants know what is expected of them.

    I am certain that you could add many more concerns to this list. The reality is properly designed and effectively conducted meetings can be time savers.

    Since this topic is so vast and the space in this column is limited, I will offer some basic concepts for your consideration.

  • Roane State courses to aid in manager certification

    Two courses to help managers prepare for the Project Management Professional certification will soon take place on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College, said Sonya Parker, a workforce development and continuing education specialist for the college.

    Completion of the 35-hour PMP Exam Prep course shows that managers have the “experience, education and competency to lead and direct project teams,” according to an announcement of the upcoming training.

  • FULL CIRCLE: Williams brings Frontier back to the Outdoors

    Kingston businessman Brant Williams loves water sports, and 20 years ago he thought about opening a business selling canoes.

    “I always had an interest and love for kayaks and canoes,” Williams said. “In 1999, I said I would sell canoes. I really didn’t think about kayaks because at that time all they really had were sit inside kayaks, whitewater stuff and long, unstable touring boats.

  • Browder’s Ace tops in June

     

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  • Forbes names Covenant Health one of 500 top employers in America

    Covenant Health, parent company of Harriman’s Roane Medical Center, has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine

    Covenant Health is the highest-ranking Tennessee organization to receive the designation this year. 

  • OUT to LUNCH: Lots of food choices at Long Hollow Grill

    Readers of my previous “Out to Lunch” articles may remember that I like to explore unique and out-of-the-way places to eat.

    Our most recent adventure at Long Hollow Grill at the Spring City Resort & Marina is one of those out-of-the-way places. You’ll be pleased with the tasty food.

    The atmosphere of the Grille is a mix of a small hometown café, a bar with good pub food; and an inviting open deck overlooking the lake and marina. The variety of food choices will impress you.

  • Currier Harriman Care, Rehab top stakeholder

    Mark Currier as the recipient of Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center’s Stakeholder of the Month award.

    He is a certified nursing assistant at the facility.

    Currier’s experience at Harriman Care and Rehab began in 2016, when he graduated from CNA class.

    “Since then, Mark has contributed his kindness, collaborative thinking and strong drive to

    the team,” said Benjamin Landy, CEO of Harriman Care and Rehab.

  • MARKETING on a shoestring

    A free workshop next month aims to help businesses with the complex avenues of marketing themselves and their product.

    The seminar, a partnership between The Roane Alliance and Oak Ridge’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will be conducted by Jutta Bangs, director of the Oak Ridge TSBDC.

    It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 in The Roane Alliance at 1209 Kentucky St., Kingston.

    This workshop is ideal for start-up and existing businesses.

  • PANSY HILL BOUTIQUE OPEN IN HARRIMAN