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  • RSCC’s Wurth draws employees to GIS

    When it comes to her expertise, Roane State Community College’s Pat Wurth occupies a unique niche in Tennessee, and she has won a first-ever award for it.

    Wurth, an associate professor at the college for nearly 19 years, recently received the accolade of appreciation for her “distinguished career developing GIS professionals.”

    That’s what it says on the plaque she received during an April conference of the 500-member Tennessee Geographic Information Council. “It was quite an honor,” Wurth said.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: SWOT can be a useful business tool

    I recently conducted a half day strategic planning workshop in a nearby county.

    A key step in the planning process is a SWOT analysis session by carefully selected participants.

    SWOT analysis is a powerful business tool that can be used on a regular basis to increase your organization’s effectiveness.

    In other words, it can be a powerful tactical tool in addition to its strategic use. It can be used personally on a routine basis. Before we get into examples, let’s discuss the traditional strategic use of SWOT analysis.

  • Unemployment down for May

    Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Roane County’s unemployment rate is 3.4, down from 4.3 in April, with 22,030 of the 22,800 workforce employed.

    Davidson County has the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 2.1 percent, a decline from 2.7 percent during the prior month.

  • Harbor Freight now open in Rockwood
  • Kimble Chase changes name to DWK

    Kimble Chase Life Science and Research Products LLC of Rockwood has officially changed its name to DWK Life Sciences LLC.

    DWK stands for Duran, Wheaton and Kimble, which are among the strongest brands in the world’s laboratories for decades, the company said at a breakfast event held last week at Roane State Community College.

    The three brands have different regional strengths.

    While Duran is better known in Europe, Wheaton and Kimble are more famous in North America.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Seafood feasts and more a treat at Euchee Marina

    As I’ve mentioned in previous “Out To Lunch” articles, restaurant locations remain, only the names and owner’s change.

    Evidently at this time of the year I’m drawn to the many places to eat along Watts Bar Lake. This will be my fifth “Out To Lunch” adventure at the Euchee Marina. The first article was written in June of 2009. We enjoyed the food on all visits.

    My son Bryan wanted to celebrate Father’s Day this year with me at the Euchee Grille & Brewhouse off River Road at 200 Euchee Lane, Ten Mile.

  • LeMond, Deakin University enter into agreement

    LeMond Composites has entered into a global, exclusive 20-year licensing agreement with Deakin University in Australia to commercialize their patent pending manufacturing process to increase production of high performance, low-cost carbon fiber.

  • Signature recognizes Harriman’s Cutshaw

    National Nursing Assistants Week recognizes the people behind long-term care communities.

    CNA’s are often the first to comfort families and the ones who truly create a home for residents. Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce Freda Cutshaw, a dedicated CNA, as the recipient of the Stakeholder of the Month award for June 2017.

  • Eddie’s Body Shop continues tradition of quality service

    Eddie’s Body Shop in Harriman has a reputation for quality service.

    It’s a reputation the new owners Adam Clark and Brandon Moore plan to continue and build upon the legacy left by former owner Rodney Harback.

    “Rodney and Eddie did a great job of building a company here. We hope to keep it going,” said Clark.

    “We just want them to know the customer service they are used to over the last 47 years is not going to change.”

    That means above the industry standard in quality.

  • 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.