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Business

  • Chamber banquet set for April 20

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 66th year and considered by many the spring social event for Chamber members, will be on April 20 in Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

    The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a four-course gourmét meal.

    That will be followed by the presentation of this year’s prestigious business awards: the Athena Award, Business of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and the Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award.

  • Roane Medical Center launches new mobile website

    Harriman’s Roane Medical Center has launched a mobile website to ensure important health care information is easily accessible to consumers accessing the Internet from their mobile devices.

    The new mobile site, m.roanemedical.com, will make it easier for patients and visitors to find the information they need quickly, such as phone numbers, maps and driving directions.

    Designed specifically for mobile use, the website has been designed to be simple to navigate with easy-to-read text and pages that load quickly.

  • Harriman Care and Rehab given five stars

    Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center, a Signature HealthCARE facility, has climbed into the top tier of the nation’s nursing homes by receiving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ coveted five-star ranking.

    The facility, at 240 Hannah Road, is the latest and 13th to join the ranks of Signature’s five-star buildings.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awards the rating to only the top 10 percent of nursing homes.

  • Unemployment claimants must show proof of work searches

    Beginning in April, significant changes to the unemployment insurance system will require in-person case management and documented work searches for nearly 56,000 claimants.

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said the state received word last week from the U.S. Department of Labor outlining new requirements for select claimants to continue receiving unemployment benefits.

  • Chamber banquet set for April 20

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 66th year and considered by many the spring social event for Chamber members, will be on April 20 in Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

    The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a four-course gourmét meal.

    That will be followed by the presentation of this year’s prestigious business awards: the Athena Award, Business of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and the Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award.

  • Roane Medical Center launches new mobile website

    Harriman’s Roane Medical Center has launched a mobile website to ensure important health care information is easily accessible to consumers accessing the Internet from their mobile devices.

    The new mobile site, m.roanemedical.com, will make it easier for patients and visitors to
    find the information they need quickly, such as phone numbers, maps and driving directions.

    Designed specifically for mobile use, the website has been designed to be simple to navigate with easy-to-read text and pages that load quickly.

  • Harriman Care and Rehab given five stars

    Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center, a Signature HealthCARE facility, has climbed into the top tier of the nation’s nursing homes by receiving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ coveted five-star ranking.

    The facility, at 240 Hannah Road, is the latest and 13th to join the ranks of Signature’s five-star buildings.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awards the rating to only the top 10 percent of nursing homes.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Reunion plans at New China Palace a tasty treat

    You may remember that my wife, Carol, and I grew up in Oak Ridge and schedule “Out to Lunch” high school reunion committee meetings. This lets us plan our reunions, provides an column-writing opportunity, and we get to enjoy a fun lunch.

    Our reunion committee has met several times at New China Palace on Melton Hill Lake Drive in Oak Ridge, but I had never written an “Out to Lunch” column on it until this visit.

  • Methodist sought out by Alabama hospital for orthopedics program

    The successful outcomes of Methodist Medical Center’s patients have gained national recognition through such organizations as U.S. News and World Report, VHA Inc., the American College of Cardiology and Patient Research Consultants.

    Methodist’s orthopedics program is just of one of the services that has been consistently ranked high for both clinical and service excellence.

  • Jobless rates up in Jan.

    Roane County’s 8-percent January unemployment rate may be slightly higher than reported last month, but it’s still lower than it was during the same period in 2011, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the most recent posting is up 0.6 percent over December’s 7.4 percent rate.

    That means 25,790 workers in the county’s 28,030 labor force were employed in January.