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Cantler named president and CEO of Johnson City Chamber

Cantler named president and CEO of Johnson City Chamber

Above: Bob Cantler with Gary Mabrey Bob Cantler was introduced this morning as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City, Jonesborough, Washington County, a ...

NN Inc will pay taxes in Johnson City despite departure

NN Inc will pay taxes in Johnson City despite departure

Above: Richard Holder, NN president and CEO NN Inc. will pay 67 percent of 2019 property taxes due on its former headquarters in north Johnson City – rather than zero – after falli ...

The 2019 MATE International ROV Competition

The 2019 MATE International ROV Competition

Direct economic impact and long-term workforce development promise make upcoming event a win for all involved by Scott Robertson This summer, around 1,500 of the brightest young mi ...

Johnson City Center taking shape

Johnson City Center taking shape

A worker helps raise the the new Johnson City Center sign on the former K-Mart property on Peoples Street last week. The new Johnson City Center will be anchored by Hobby Lobby, At ...

Johnson City backs Crown Labs expansion plan

Johnson City backs Crown Labs expansion plan

Jeff Bedard, Crown Laboratories president and CEO The Johnson City Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to sign a letter of support to authorize a $450,000 grant to Crown La ...

Ballad Health announces pay raises for nurse

Ballad Health announces pay raises for nurse

Ballad CEO Alan Levine Ballad Health announced plans on Monday to invest $10 million annually to increase the wages of nurses employed by the healthcare provider. The pay increase ...

Ballad Health donates EMS property to Greene County

Above, (L-R): T.J. Manis, EMS operations director; Calvin Hawkins, EMS director; Greene County Mayor David Crum; Tammy Albright, Takoma Regional Hospital’s chief executive officer; Rex Johnson, advanced emergency medical technician; and Jeff Johnson, emergency medical technician/paramedic. The Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Service substation building on Coolidge Street has a new owner. Officia ...

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Education to Employment Summit scheduled for today

Students meet employers at the Career Quest event, another education/employment program of the First Tennessee Development District. A regional Education to Employment Summit (E2E) is being held today at Grace Meadows Farm in Washington County, Tenn. The event is designed to bring together k-12 and post-secondary educational leaders, business and industry leaders, economic and workforce development professi ...

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GO Virginia Region One project approved for funding

The GO Virginia State Board at its Aug. 14 meeting, accepted the approval of an enhanced capacity building project that will promote Southwest Virginia’s workforce and bring new jobs to the region. The SWVA Hub Link proposal was recently recommended by the Region One Council for administrative approval to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The proposal was approved for $27,547 in ...

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Northeast State, King University sign dual admission agreement

Northeast State President James King (left) and King President Dr. Alexander Whitaker The presidents of Northeast State Community College and King University  signed an agreement Aug. 21 providing qualified Northeast State students with dual enrollment and guaranteed admission to King. The signing took place on the campus of Northeast State.   “Research has indicated that students who complete an associate’ ...

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ETSU plans to purchase Millennium Centre

The Johnson City Commission this evening will consider ending the city's lease of Millennium Centre from the Johnson City Public Building Authority so the PBA can sell the Millennium Centre and its adjoining properties to the state of Tennessee for $5,824,584. Should the city approve the resolutions this evening, the PBA must still give 90 days notice to Sodexo, which operates the property, before the sale ...

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GO Virginia hosts Region One grant workshop

Robyn Lee Parties interested in applying for Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity (GO VA) grants were walked through the process by the regional program director at a Monday event in Abingdon. Robyn Lee had good news for the gathered individuals, including the fact that this year, more money is available to Region One (Southwest Virginia) than was available last year. There are two main pools of m ...

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Opportunity Knocks: $1 million grant to help ACFCU revitalize neighborhoods

ACFCU CEO Ron Scott A $1 million grant will help Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union (ACFCU) and partners to revitalize neighborhoods and allow more than 100 low and moderate-income families to purchase or renovate homes over the next five years in the greater Tri-Cities. The U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund’s “Capital Magnet Fund” award supports affordable housing activities that attract private capital to ...

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Public forum scheduled for Northeast State presidential search

The Tennessee Board of Regents is inviting the public to provide input on priorities in selecting Northeast State’s next president. A public forum is scheduled for Aug. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the Blountville campus, 2425 Highway 75. The purpose of the forum is to clarify and understand the expectation of all stakeholders. Greenwood/Asher & Associates s ...

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First job fair held for displaced Bristol Compressors employees

The parking lot of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center was full Friday, Aug. 10, as displaced employees of Bristol Compressors met with representatives of 48 employers. Bristol Compressors announced July 31 it would close its Washington County, Tenn., plant, eliminating 470 jobs. The Aug. 10 job fair, which was sponsored by the Virginia Employment Commission, Washington County Virginia, the New R ...

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