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Business

  • Workshop prepares employers in event of active shooter

    Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident.

    That’s why the Roane County Employers Association is planning active-shooter preparedness training for its next lunch meeting.

    “We must be vigilant in our efforts to protect ourselves and others,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance. “This requires preparation.”

  • Business Briefs

    • Kim Jarrard and Erik Garkovich have been named new private client relationship managers for First Tennessee Bank branches in the Knoxville area.

    In their new roles, Jarrard and Garkovich will work to provide an elevated level of personal attention to

    their clients’ banking needs by delivering professional insight into the services right for their financial

    goals. First Tennessee has a branch at 616 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

  • New Regions combines Harriman, Kingston branches

    Regions Bank has cut the ribbon to celebrate the official opening of its modern Harriman facility designed to serve the people and businesses of Roane County.

    The new branch, at 2018 Roane State Hwy. in the Pinnacle Pointe shopping center in Midtown, replaces two older Regions facilities in Harriman and Kingston, incorporating both operations under one roof.

  • Coaching for better performance

    In a recent column, we discussed the positive impact on employees when a manager focuses on the their individually tailored, professional development.

    My advice was simple: Make it a priority to look for things that you can do for your people, that they can’t do for themselves, with a focus on professional development.

    Of the other things, that employees can’t do for themselves, is a key one which is a major responsibility of any people manager.

  • Alice’s to be MeMe’s

    The era of Alice’s Restaurant in Rockwood is coming to an end.

    Alice Langley moved her tiny Westel eatery to Gateway Avenue in 2014. After a move across the street a year later, she’s offered customers home-cooked meals, dessert, coffee and her signature fried pies.

    In a letter to customers, Langley said she closed Alice’s on April 21 for the last time.

    “Unfortunately, this past year has brought me lots of health issues with myself and my husband and the passing of my last sister,” Langley explained.

  • Jobless rate takes turn for the better in Roane, 81 other Tenn. counties

    Roane County’s unemployment rate fell in March by 0.5 percent.

    The county’s unemployment rate at 4.0 percent was confirmed late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    That’s 0.9 percent lower that a year ago, when Roane County recorded a jobless rate of 4.9 percent.

    Eighty-two of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment rates when compared to February.

  • Federal regulators give Harriman Care & Rehab top rating

    Federal regulators with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently awarded Harriman Care and Rehabilitation with five stars, its top star rating.

    “Our staff is passionate about providing quality health care, and I am proud to see this exceptional rating from CMS,” said Benjamin Landy, CEO at Harriman Care and Rehab.

  • Cold War Patriots resource fair in Oak Ridge to cater to Y-12, ORNL, K-25 workers

    Cold War Patriots, a community resource and one of the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice advocating for worker benefits, will host a free community resource fair for nuclear weapons workers and their families this month.

    The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the New Hope Center at 602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge.

    “These events are a lot of fun, while also offering important information and resources for Y-12, X-10/ORNL, and K-25 workers,” said Tim Lerew, Cold War Patriots chairman.

  • Regions Bank opens Midtown location this week

    The new Regions Bank branch in Harriman’s Midtown area, is expected to open Monday.

    The branch lobby will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The drive-thru will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6.

    Video banking capabilities will also be available at the drive-thru Video Banking ATM.

    Video Banking ATMs allow customers to choose to connect with a Regions Video Banker via live, two-way video.

  • Volunteer Electric donations to Roane area organizations

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations in April.

    Local groups receiving grants include Midway Youth Development Organization ($225), 30 Plus Club ($250), Midway Hall of Fame ($325), Roane County Youth Leadership ($450), Youth Department of Salem Baptist Church ($500), and Midway Quarterback Club ($750).

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $6.3 million to various community-service organizations across VEC’s 17-county service area.