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  • Umbehagen on co-op at Lennox

    Tennessee Technological University mechanical engineering major Mark Umbehagen of Kingston will spend one year working for Lennox Industries on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.

    Umbehagen will maintain factory machines, design new assembly lines and assist on-site engineers in a variety of other tasks.

    “Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tough job market,” said Don Foster, Career Services associate director.

  • Management group to meet on Feb. 5

    Richard Brown of Y-12 Site will give an update on the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 Site during East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association’s luncheon meeting on Feb. 5.

    The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge Double Tree Hotel. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for the general public.

    Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Feb. 4.

  • Management group to meet on Feb. 5

    Richard Brown of Y-12 Site will give an update on the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 Site during East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association’s luncheon meeting on Feb. 5.

    The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge Double Tree Hotel. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for the general public.

    Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Feb. 4.

  • Out to Lunch: Bubba Gump a fun, lively place to visit in Gatlinburg

    During the Christmas season, and on our birthdays/anniversary (all the same day), my wife, Carol, and I like to spend a few days in Gatlinburg. Our getaway place is the Riverhouse Motor Lodge on the river, where we have stayed for many years.

    Our South Knoxville furniture friends, Jerry and Mickey Pease, joined us for our latest visit.

    They looked forward to our “Out to Lunch” visit to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant, on the Parkway at Airport Road, next to the Convention Center.

  • Business tips given on healthcare reform

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in the area at no cost.

    The United States Small Business Association, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center and Tennessee Primary Care Association, is offering a free seminar where small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their business and employees.

  • Review continues with Market Street Bistro, Roane Street Grill

     

    This is the second and final of my “Out to Lunch” reviews on our 2013 adventures. It is not in a rating, but places that made a strong impression for my wife, Carol, and me as we look back on 2013.

    Market Street Bistro is next door to Food City in Kingston’s Ladd Landing. Opened last April by Roy Vomfel, The Bistro’s menu consists of European-style deep-dish pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches.

  • GET FIT ANYTIME: New gym offers convenience, flexibility

     

    Making time to work out is now easier than ever.

    That’s because Anytime Fitness, a national gym chain known for offering its members 24/7 access to its fitness facilities, opened last week in Harriman.

  • Tennessee ‘State of the Year’

    Tennessee is the “2013 State of the Year,” according to Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication.

    Tennessee’s top economic development projects created 6,900 jobs, $3.2 billion in capital investment and included seven expansions and three new recruitments. 

    The magazine picked the state after evaluating the top projects for the number of jobs created and amount of capital invested from Oct. 1, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013.

  • MORE MITTENS, HODGEPODGE OF HATS

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch finished its biggest Gloves of Love campaign ever over the holiday season.

    In the campaign, the public donates new gloves, hats and scarves for area school children.

    “This is the largest donation we have been able to give the schools,” said Becky Woody, Enrichment Roane County Branch manager. “We collected 1,600 items this year.”

    The credit union started the Gloves of Love campaign in 2009 to collect knit winterwear for area students.

  • Record day for power

    Tennessee Valley residents set a single-day record for electricity use while keeping warm during last week’s arctic cold wave, Tennessee Valley Authority representatives said.

    Homes and businesses across TVA’s seven-state region used 703 gigawatt-hours of electricity on Jan. 7, the most ever for a 24-hour, one-day period.

    This came one day after TVA had its fourth-highest “energy day” ever — on Jan. 6, with 678 gigawatt-hours.

    TVA’s previous record was 701 gigawatt-hours on Jan. 8, 2010.