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Business

  • Annual Chamber initiative rewards people for shopping at local stores

    Roane County Chamber, a partner of the Roane Alliance, announced the winners of their “Shop Where Your Heart Is” shopping spree contest at their annual Christmas Open House.

    The goal of the contest is to encourage residents to shop locally and offer a potential reward for those who do.

    Individuals were asked to include the name of the store and the amount spent at the location in addition to basic contact information.

  • SERVPRO First Responder Bowl honors our heroes

    SERVPRO, which has locations in Kingston, recently announced the inaugural SERVPRO First Responder Bowl being played at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium.

    The newly renamed bowl is designed to honor the sacrifice and service of the brave men and women who are the first line of defense in local communities when the unexpected or the unthinkable happens, according to SERVPRO restoration specialists.

    The game kickoff is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, and features the Boston College Eagles and Boise State Broncos.

    It will be televised on ESPN.

  • Workshops teach farmers to develop business plan

    Many farmers may want to start their new year by attending a workshop series designed to teach them how to develop a business plan. “Building a Sustainable Business Workshop Series” will be held in Jackson with satellite locations via web conferencing in Columbia, Knoxville and Memphis.

    The workshop is being conducted by the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture in cooperation with UT-Martin, UT Extension, AgLaunch and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.

  • Bradley wins Young Professionals of Knoxville Impact award for ‘18

    Megan Bradley, a staff member at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, recently won the Young Professionals of Knoxville Impact award, conferred on area professionals ages 21-40 who improve the Knoxville, community by taking leadership roles in community service organizations and achieving career success. The award recognizes five professionals annually.

  • Ribbon cutting marks completion of Harriman Gardens renovations

    Elected officials, housing partners, residents and representatives from LHP Capital celebrated the completion of the $6.8 million renovation of Harriman Gardens Apartment with a ribbon cutting and open house, Tuesday, Nov. 27.

    “After finishing an extensive renovation of all 136 apartments and the property’s community rooms, offices and common areas, we’re ready to celebrate,” said Alvin Nance, CEO, LHP Development, a division of Knoxville-based LHP Capital, which owns and manages the property.

  • What’s the SCORE? Giving to effectively help others

    Now is the annual time for two important charitable activities: finalizing your donations for the year and for making new year’s resolutions, which hopefully include planning how you will invest your time, talent and treasure to help others.

    Are you making the most effective choices?

    In this column, I will provide some personal background and then share my key learnings, which influenced me to make major changes in how I invest my volunteer time and dollars.

    When I fully retired in 2001, I became involved with local nonprofit activities.

  • Grounded Aerial Bungee new way to stay in shape and have fun, too

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

    No … it’s just folks enjoying a fun, new way to exercise and stay in shape.

    If you are looking for a new way to add fun and variety to your workouts, Grounded Aerial Bungee Fitness Classes might be just what you’re looking for!

    The class is a mashup of Yoga, Dance, Pilates and Aerobics. Participants are fitted with a rock climbing harness and attached to a Bungee secured to the ceiling.

  • United Community Bank names president

    United Community Bank is pleased to announce Jack Keener has been promoted to State President for North Georgia and Tennessee. Keener, who has over 25 years of professional banking experience, joined United in 2005 and has steadily led efforts in Hall, Dawson, Rabun, Habersham, Jackson, White and Lumpkin counties in the North Georgia area during that time. In this expanded role, he will now lead 28 offices throughout North Georgia and nine offices in Tennessee.

  • Vetter praised for ORNL work

    Jeffrey S. Vetter of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

    The Director’s Awards were presented by ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia during the annual Awards Night event hosted by UT-Battelle, the management and operating contractor of ORNL for the Department of Energy.

  • Coffee while you shop? No problem at Harriman store

    By Richard Evans

    Looking for a warm beverage, comfort food and a unique shopping experience?

    Look no further than the Rusted Roots Café and Market, located on Roane Street in Harriman.

    The business opened Friday, Nov. 16, and the response has been wonderful, said owner Rheanna Garcia.