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Business

  • Learn about work conflict at luncheon

    The next Roane County Employer’s Association lunch is focused on addressing conflict in the workplace.

    The lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the faculty dining room of Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus. Reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 9, and can be made by emailing alutz@roanealliance.org or calling 376-2093.

  • ORNL tech supports first responders

    As hurricanes barrel toward the coastlines and wildfires rage in arid regions of the United States, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are providing critical geospatial data to support first responders as they work to save lives and property.

    When disasters strike, many homes and buildings succumb to winds, floods or flames.

  • Free marketing on budget class is set for Nov. 8

    The Roane Alliance, in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will host free workshops for potential and existing small business owners and entrepreneurs.

    Marketing on a shoestring is a free seminar from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Roane Alliance, 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    Speaker will be Jutta Bangs, director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center of Oak Ridge.

    The center advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area at no cost to them.

  • ORNL aids emergency responders with novel computing

    As hurricanes barrel toward the coastlines and wildfires rage in arid regions of the United States, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are providing critical geospatial data to support first responders as they work to save lives and property.

  • Recovered Relics

    If it’s interesting, odd, unique or vintage, Domenic Parisella either has it on the shelf at Recovered Relics at 710 N. Kentucky St. in Kingston, or he’s looking to buy it.

    Parisella and his sister Deanna Parisella-Sacket relocated from Rhode Island, bringing their love for antiques and collectibles with them.

    Their shop in Kingston is crammed full of interesting things ranging from old cameras, toys and furniture to books, pocket knives and old sewing machines.

  • Tennessee Promise needs 4,500 volunteers

    With only seven weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, needs 4,500 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every applicant from the class of 2019 with a local support system. 

    Roane County needs 16 more mentors to meet student demand.

    Each TN Promise applicant is assigned a volunteer mentor who assists the student in eliminating the barriers associated with college access and success.

  • SWEET SURPRISES

     

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    The Bettye Rose Bakery is opening soon at 105 E. Race St. in Kingston next to the Humble Bee flower shop. The store is among several new businesses opening on Race Street, including a coffee shop called Our Town Coffee Shop. Soon Kingston residents

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: Cost of not quality work

    During a recent meeting with education leaders in an area county, we discussed how their four K-14 education institutions could better meet the worker skill needs of local employers.

    They discussed a common employer complaint, which can be summarized as follows: “Workers do not care about doing their jobs in a quality manner. Why don’t you teach your students the importance of doing their jobs right the first time?”

    This immediately reminded me of the teachings of a guru of Quality Management, Philip B. Crosby.

  • DOE award recognizes UCOR for great safety performance

    URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) has been recognized by the Department of Energy for outstanding safety performance in its role as lead cleanup contractor for the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge.
    UCOR received the DOE Voluntary Protection Program Star of Excellence at the VPP Participants Association national conference in Nashville.
    This is the second consecutive year UCOR has won the award.

  • VECustomers Share awards Midway funds

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations in September.
    Local groups receiving grants include Midway Youth Cheerleading Organization ($500), Midway Quarterback Club ($500), Midway High School Baseball Boosters ($500), Midway Girls STEM Club ($500) and Midway Youth Development Organization ($500).