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Business

  • What’s the SCORE?: What are your 2017 objectives?

    By Dana Peterka

    In the previous column, we talked about a process for effectively setting your long term business and personal goals.

    This column addresses how to turn your goals into objectives for the new year. Moving from a strategic level to the tactical.

    Here is a positive, motivating way to view the objective setting process. Translate your dream that makes you smile into work and life actions that cause the same smile.

  • UCOR head awarded national trade honor

    Kenneth J. Rueter, president and project manager of URS/CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC — known locally as UCOR — is the recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ prestigious 2016 Management Division Award.

    Rueter will receive the honor during AIChE annual meeting in San Francisco.

    Rueter has led his company’s success in providing positive solutions for large-scale nuclear environmental cleanup, restoring once-contaminated land for future economic development purposes.

  • KUDOSTOVOLUNTEERS

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

    Keyona Dickens of the Harriman store was honored for her work with Second Harvest, a hunger-relief charity.

    The Kingston store applauded Emily Clark, who volunteers her time as a cheerleading coach.

    Teresa Hall, an associate at the Oliver Springs store, was honored for working with the Oliver Springs Historical Society.

  • New report details high-demand jobs in Volunteer State

    There is a high demand for workers in engineering, health care, information technology and production jobs throughout Tennessee, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

    The state’s annual Labor and Education Alignment Program report is a regional study of occupations in high demand among employers throughout Tennessee.

  • What’s the SCORE? Resolutions, the power of goals

    By Dana Peterka

    Yes, it is that time of year when many of us start the new year with resolutions to improve the quality of our lives.

    How long does the average person keep their New Year’s resolutions?

    Surprisingly, 75 percent of resolutions will be continued through the entire first week of January, with 46 percent making it past six months.

    In this column, we will discuss The Power of Goals, a tool that we cover in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Time Management: Strategic Concepts and Practical Time Savers workshop.

  • HOSPITAL HELP

    Roane Medical Center recently received a generous donation from a couple of community partners.

    Alison Savard of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Midtown, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, worked with the hospital to provide new clothing items for patients in their care.

    Many times, patients in the facility are in need of clothing. Depending on their situation, they may not have been prepared for their visit to the hospital, especially if in an emergency, or they just might not have what they need to get discharged and returned home appropriately.

  • Tax credit saves Tenn. employers millions

    The Workforce Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is on track to issue a record number of Work Opportunity Tax Credits to employers across the state.

    Through the end of October, the Department issued 71,336 Tax Credit certifications. Those certifications represent potential tax savings to Tennessee employers of more than $159 million.

  • Celebrating ORNL Credit Union’s new look
  • Grow Bio Plastics A-Sizzle

    State, local and federal agencies are partnering to bring innovative agricultural technology startups to the Sizzle TechStart business incubator at the Roane Industrial Park.

    Representatives of the agencies gathered at the Sizzle TechStart facility in the Industrial Park Thursday.

    Sizzle TechStart joins a group of statewide incubators and accelerators that are collaborating as part of the state-funded AgLaunch initiative to help launch 100 new startup companies related to forestry and agriculture by 2020.

  • Human resource classes offered

    Roane State Community College Workforce Development is offering Society for Human Resource Management course next year on the main campus between Harriman and Rockwood.
    The course provides training toward certification for both SHRM-Certified Professional and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional.
    Those holding SHRM-CP are human resources professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services and perform operational HR functions.