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Business

  • Deadline approaching for hazard standard training

    Dec. 1 is the OSHA deadline for all employers in Tennessee and the nation who work with hazardous chemicals to train employees on the changes to the Hazard Communication Standard.

    The new requirements relating to labeling and safety data sheets are being phased in through 2016; however, the first compliance deadline is rapidly approaching.

    The update will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The major changes are:

  • Armes joins Judkins practice

    Nick Armes recently passed the Tennessee Bar Exam and is now practicing law with the Judkins Law Firm in Oak Ridge.

    Armes is an East Tennessee native and was born and raised in Roane and Anderson counties.

    He graduated with honors from the Appalachian School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the school’s main law review.

    Prior to attending law school, Armes graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and Roane State Community College, each with high honors.

  • Enrichment taking glove donations

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch is embarking on the fifth year of its Gloves of Love campaign.  

    Staff members at the branch office in Kingston are collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County.

    “Many children arrive at school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union is making it their mission to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year,” said Becky Woody, Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch manager.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Old-fashioned flavor and good food at Dean’s Restaurant

    Oak Ridge is known as the Secret City. Dean’s Restaurant & Bakery at Jackson Square may be included as one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
    I’ve previously mentioned that my wife, Carol, and I went to school in Oak Ridge and are involved in planning our high school class reunions.
    Several reunion committee members had mentioned eating at Dean’s, which opened last June, so I suggested a committee lunch meeting there.

  • VEC helps Operation REACH, others
  • Contract managers to meet

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will have its monthly membership luncheon Nov. 6.
    The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Jan Zeigler, South Carolina customer service director for the General Service Administration, will discuss “GSA Solutions.”
    Lunch for $15 for members, $20 for the general public.
    Those planning to
    attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-
    483-9332 by 10 a.m. Nov. 5.

  • Workshops aim to help small-business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center will offer free workshops this week for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
    Two workshops are planned for Nov. 5. “How to Do Business With the Government” will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The Small Business Administration’s 8a Business Development Program will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Two additional workshops will be on Nov. 8. A small-business start-up seminar will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with a session on funding a business from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Skidmore to attend program

    Harriman City Clerk Angela Skidmore has been chosen to attend  the Local Government Leadership Program through the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service.
    The program aims to help government officials enhance their leadership knowledge and skills to fulfill their leadership roles more effectively.
    Those attending will participate in discussions about innovative ways to solve community problems and hear about effective leadership practices.
    Skidmore has been city clerk since 2009.

  • Big Roane County welcome for Santak Waste Services
  • Volkswagen teams up with Dunn Center

    When Volkswagen Group of America’s South East Region Distribution Center recently needed assistance assembling cardboard parts bins, Senior Manager John Kutz knew who to call.
    “When John told us about his needs and desire to help the community, I immediately thought of the Michael Dunn Center,” said Darrell Williams, vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance.
    The Michael Dunn Center provides quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.