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Business

  • Greenhouse paving its way
  • Participants in Roane State program offered chance for ORNL internship

    Austin Dickson of Farragut understood the educational benefits of Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center when he signed up for the courses.

    He wanted to learn new skills and broaden his résumé, and the AMTEC program’s classes — including Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety certification and computer skills — fit his goals.

  • Phipps tops at MMC for Jan.

    Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge recently named Teresa Mayton Phipps of Harriman as January’s MMCer of the Month.

    Phipps is a registered echocardiographer in the cardiodiagnostics department. She performs ultrasound imaging of the heart and assists cardiologists in conducting transesophageal echos and stress echos.

    She is “wonderful with patients, always putting their best interest first,” said Shelia Doughty, manager of the hospital’s cardiodiognistics.

  • AT&T retailer in Harriman now part of NewWave

    The AT&T Authorized Retailer in Pinnacle Pointe shopping center at 1828 Roane State Hwy., Harriman, is among the stores included in a merger between Thompson Wireless and We’re Wireless.

    The new company, NewWave Link, is one of the largest groups of AT&T Authorized Retailers in the U.S., with more than 80 locations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas and Virginia.

    Thompson Wireless was founded in 1993 and headquartered in Hernando, Miss. We’re Wireless was founded in 1990 with headquarters in Jackson.

  • New Roane Medical Center shaping up
  • Roane area Food City stores applaud workers’ volunteerism

    Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs recently recognized employees through the supermarket chain’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

    Cory Hines of the Harriman store was honored for his work with the Harriman Fire Department and Roane County Rescue Squad.

    The Kingston store applauded Cory Frye for his work with the Lenoir City Youth Football Organization.
    Megan Webster, an associate at the Oliver Springs store, was honored for her work with the Oliver Springs Historical Society.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Save room for Rockwood pie at Gallaher Grill

    Many Roane Countians will remember the destination of this “Out to Lunch” visit as the former location of the Huddle House on Gallaher Road, in view of Interstate 40.

    Partners Joel Meza and Dr. Mancel Wakham remodeled the building and last March opened Gallaher Grill.

    As manager, Joel brings his seven-year IHOP experience to the new operation. His wife, Rose, worked as a nurse for Wakham.

  • Mediator Janis Stone moves to Roane with business of PRACTICING PEACE

    Mediator Janis Stone is in the business of practicing peace in the courtroom.

    Stone’s business, Practicing Peace Mediation Services is located above Tom McFarland’s office on 100 E. Race St. in Kingston. Through the business, she offers affordable mediation to her client base.

    Mediators can come into legal matters as a way of cutting costs in a drawn-out situation, whether it be for domestic or substance abuse, divorce or custody arrangements.

  • Grants focus on dodging layoffs

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce has $500,000 in incumbent worker grants is still available to Tennessee employers looking to avoid layoffs.

    The grants are designed to assist employers with the expenses associated with skills upgrade training for the company’s employees or process improvement training of the company, thereby keeping the business competitive.

  • Y-12 site manager retires amid much fanfare