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Business

  • Chamber members toast of the town

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception on June 2 for its long-standing Chamber members.

    “It’s our way of saying thanks for your loyalty to the Chamber,” said Diana Knobloch, Chamber board chairwoman, during the event in The Roane Alliance building in Kingston.

    The reception honored those who have been Chamber members for more than 10 years with special certificates, cake and champagne.

  • Harbacks help hospital help community

    Roane Medical Center’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation facility has been an important resource for the community for years and generous donations have helped it continue to be so.

    Manager Steve Oran said the facility sees about 500 people a week. It wouldn’t be possible to serve them so well without  generous donations of others, such as a recent one given by Rodney and Kay Harback in memory of Rodney’s late parents, Eddie and Mary Harback.

  • Rewards system to be luncheon topic

    The design and implementation of a nonmonetary reward system will be the topic during the next Roane County Employers’ Association lunch meeting.

    The meeting will start at noon June 14 in the faculty dining room on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

    Lunch is free to those attending for the first time. RSVP by calling 376-1790 by June 10.   

  • June 16 seminar to focus on 30-minute business plan

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a free June 16 workshop on the 30-minute business.

    The seminar will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in The Roane Alliance building at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    It is geared toward helping those who are currently in business and needing new direction for their company.

    In addition to direction, it can provide information for business owners who need to borrow money in order to achieve desired results.

  • Bridge marks Day of Prayer

    The Bridge at Rockwood participated in a coordinated prayer event on May 5, joining millions of other Americans to recognize what has been designated as the National Day of Prayer.

    The Bridge at Rockwood was among the Signature Healthcare facilities that had a prayer service. Some released biodegradable balloons or carried out other symbolic acts. An event at Signature’s Louisville, Ky., headquarters was transmitted via live webcast.

  • Roane slips from elite jobless rate showing

    What a difference a month makes.
    Roane County’s unemployment rate has consistently been among Tennessee’s five lowest for more than a year.
    That all changed in April, according to statistics released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Roane County, which held the state’s fourth-lowest jobless rate at 7.7 percent in March, slipped to ninth place last month with an increase of 0.7 to 8.4 percent, the state reported.
    That increase, in fact, is somewhat higher than in April 2010, when the county registered an 8.2 unemployment rate.

  • Summer’s the perfect time to think about taxes

    The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to know that certain summertime activities may qualify them for tax benefits.
    Some tax issues, however, must be handled correctly now to avoid problems later, said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.
    Boone offers tips from the IRS to help lower taxes and avoid tax problems:

  • Leadership class plans symposium

    The Leadership Roane County class of 2011 will present the fourth annual Symposium on Powerful Teaching in June.
    The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18 at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus.
    The event is for educators from all grade levels.
    A continental breakfast and lunch are included with the $15 registra-tion.
    The registration deadline is June 10.
    The symposium is titled “On the Cutting Edge.” Topics will include innovations in the classroom, technology in education and creative teaching on a budget.

  • State to restore extended benefits

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is making preparations to reinstate unemployment benefits for claimants in the Extended Benefit program.
    Tennessee triggered off of the federal extension of benefits in mid-April.
    The General Assembly passed legislation on May 21 to retroactively reinstate the Extended Benefit program back to April 16.
    The bill will become law upon signing by Gov. Bill Haslam.
    The passage of the bill allows those who were in the last 20 of 99 weeks available to resume benefits while looking for work.

  • Y-12 finishes final Recovery Act demolition

    Y-12 National Security Complex’s final Recovery Act-funded demolition project recently completed three months ahead of schedule when the final truckload of debris left the site of the former Biology Complex.
    The $26.5 million project removed four of the seven buildings from the complex and helped modernize the site through much-needed footprint reduction.
    The deactivation and decommissioning project eliminated 135,812 square feet of deteriorated facilities that will improve on-site safety, reduce environmental risk, and lower the site’s annual maintenance and security costs.