• 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.

  • AT&T supports Michael Dunn Center
  • Volunteer Energy gives to Roane agencies

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

    Groups recently collecting grants include Midway Elementary School Back to School Bash Club, $1,000; South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department’s Junior Firefighter Training Program, $500; Midway Middle School’s Beta Club, $500 grant; and South Roane Volunteer Fire Department’s Dry Fork Valley Station 4, $500 grant.

  • Victorian Square welcomes its new executive director


    Victorian Square Assisted Living and Memory Care is proud to announce Trudy Smith as new Executive Director.  

    Smith brings 12 years of long-term care experience to the Victorian Square community.  

  • Medical Clinic reopening doors


    Family Nurse Practitioner Linda Cole is reopening Coalfield Medical Clinic on Sept. 15. 

    The clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners Cole and Lynn Craig. Timothy Bell is supervising physician. 

  • Prize funds tinker space for business incubator


    The Cumberland Business Incubator, on Roane State Community College’s Cumberland County campus, received a $50,000 prize to create a space where entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into working prototypes.