• Ridgeview gets props for its STOP program

    The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services issued Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services the highest quality classification for providing treatment to individuals who experience substance abuse and mental health issues at the same time.

  • K-31 demo kicks off this month

    Demolition of the K-31 Building at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park began Oct. 8, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.
    The two-story building covers 750,000 square feet and spans a 17-acre footprint. The K-31 facility began operations in 1951, and it was used to enrich uranium for defense and commercial purposes until it was shut down in 1985. In 2005, EM removed most of the hazardous materials from the building’s interior.

  • Williams a certified economic developer


  • Truck Driver Appreciation celebrated


  • Rockwood BPW to mark Business Women’s Week

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will meet on Oct. 21 as part of the group’s celebration of National Business Women’s Week.

    The dinner meeting will be in Victorian Square.

    Adina Chumley, regional public relations specialist for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will speak on issues of interest and importance to working women.

  • Food City named year’s top retailer

    Certified Angus Beef recently named Food City its Retail Marketer of the Year within the large chain category.

    “These retailers continue to identify new avenues for sharing our premium quality and farm-to-table stories with customers,” said John Stika, Certified Angus Beef brand’s president. “They offer a vital link between consumers and ranchers who are equally passionate about bringing their best to the table with the Certified Angus Beef brand.”

  • Beaucoup business openings around Roane
  • UCOR gives $50,000 for UT faculty fellowship

    URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC — known as UCOR — recently presented the University of Tennessee with a $50,000 check for a faculty fellowship in the university’s College of Engineering.

    This check was the latest installment of a $250,000 commitment UCOR has made to the university.

    “As a cleanup contractor of a nuclear site, UCOR is committed to ensuring continued excellence in nuclear education,” said Matt Marston, UCOR chief operating officer.

    “This fellowship is an important step to fulfilling that commitment.”

  • Chamber adds two staffers to aid businesses

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce now has two full-time employees to bring more attention to members and add member benefits through additional products and programs.

    Paulette Ray, director of Chamber operations, returned to The Roane Alliance to work hand-in-hand with businesses to help them grow and succeed.

    Lindsey Stevens joined the Chamber staff as member services coordinator.

  • Wampler heads up board of state grocers group

    John Edd Wampler, president of Family Brands International LLC, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association.

    Wampler assumed the role at the association’s recent annual convention in Nashville.

    A native of Lenoir City, Wampler grew up in the family business, first at Wampler’s Farm Sausage and later at Family Brands International.