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Business

  • ACE helps area companies grow

    Roane State Community College’s new Advanced Composites Employment accelerator is more than a training program.

    The grant-funded program also teaches companies, including small businesses, how they can utilize breakthroughs in the composites industry to grow and create jobs.

    “It’s an economic development opportunity with a training component to it,” ACE director Mike Farmer said during the recent kickoff meeting for the program at Tech 20/20. “That’s the purpose of what we are doing.”

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Archer’s brings Memphis-style barbecue to Farragut

    When my longtime friend, Nick Drewry, suggested Archer’s BBQ for an “Out to Lunch” visit, I had to ask where it was.

    Nick lives in Farragut, where you’ll find Archer’s. He’s the former publisher of the Roane County News, and a member of my Kingston First Baptist Sunday school class.

  • Opening grand for Peoples Home Equity

     

  • Chamber banquet
  • Keep track of unemployment info being sent

    New federal requirements to the unemployment insurance system require in-person case management meetings and documented work searches, and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making several recommendations to help claimants.

    “We’re encouraging everyone to pay attention to the information we send in the mail and attend these case management courses,” Commissioner Karla Davis said.

  • Amedysis program aims to help patients with swallowing disorders

    The simple act of swallowing is something people take for granted.

    Yet every year, an estimated 10 million Americans are diagnosed with swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia.

    Nearly all dementia patients develop dysphagia, and swallowing disorders are associated with stroke, progressive neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, as well as respiratory and other medical conditions.

  • Leadership Roane County makes capitol visit

    Members of the current Leadership Roane County class meet with Gov. Bill Haslam, front row center left, and state Sen. Ken Yager, front row center right, during a recent visit to the Tennessee Capitol.

  • Harriman Rotary makes significant pledge to hospital

     Harriman Rotary Club has pledged $135,000 to support the “One Community. One Hospital.” campaign for Roane Medical Center.

    “The opportunity presented for our club to make a lasting impact on the lives of our community through this gift was a perfect fit for us,” said Brantley Rivers, president of the Harriman Rotary Club.

    The contribution will provide for the equipping, furnishing and ongoing support of a community education and resource center in the new hospital.

  • Reddick new RMC pharmacist

    Ryan Reddick has joined the Roane Medical Center staff and pharmacy department.

    As a clinical pharmacist, Reddick will work closely with Roane Medical Center physicians, advising them on the prescription of correct drug dosages and possible side effects.

    In addition, he also will assist patients with any concerns regarding drugs prescribed.

    Reddick also will work with the medical staff in choosing the safest, most efficacious and most cost-effective medications to ensure positive patient outcomes.

  • UCOR, tech park get green kudos

    Most people in the area are aware of the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to clean up legacy contamination, much of it dating back to World War II and the Cold War.

    DOE wants the work done in an environmentally friendly way, such as by using products and materials that use less energy and that can be recycled, thus generating less waste.

    The DOE Office of Sustainability Support helps DOE sites such as East Tennessee Technology Park set goals and recognizes sites and contractors that achieve them.