Downtown Bristol’s First Nationally Branded Hotel Breaks Ground on State Street

Downtown Bristol’s First Nationally Branded Hotel Breaks Ground on State Street

Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s largest hotel management firm, and Tenneva, a local real estate company, held a ceremonial groundbreaking June 7 for a new Holiday Inn and Suite ...

Workforce development a hot topic during Roe’s roundtable discussions

Workforce development a hot topic during Roe’s roundtable discussions

By Dave Ongie Congressman Phil Roe spent most of his day recently listening to the concerns of his constituents during three separate roundtable discussions held at the Carnegie Ho ...

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NFIB endorses O’Quinn

NFIB endorses O’Quinn

The NFIB Virginia PAC, the political action committee of the small business advocacy organization, has announced its endorsement of Delegate Israel O’Quinn, who is seeking re-elect ...

ETSU to host September regional economic forum

ETSU to host September regional economic forum

By Scott Robertson Regionalism will be top-of-mind when East Tennessee State University hosts an economic forum tentatively scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Millennium Center in Johns ...

Global Entry enrollment center opens at TRI

Global Entry enrollment center opens at TRI

Customs agents enroll former TRI Customs Port Director George Faron, the first TRI-based traveler in the Global Entry program, May 22. International travelers seeking to take part ...

Tannery Knobs one step closer to opening after Commission vote

Tannery Knobs one step closer to opening after Commission vote

Grant Summers (right) receives a souvenir from Abraham McIntyre during a SORBA Summit event atop Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park last Friday. PHOTO BY DAVE ONGIE  B ...

Heeere we go!

By Scott Robertson The table is set for a remarkable year. Nationally, the tax package has been signed into law, so money that has been on the sidelines should start flowing back into the economy. The stock market is strong. Unemployment is low. We are told our trade situation will begin improving as existing agreements are modified or scrapped. Senators Collins and Alexander say they have been told the hea ...

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RCAM Academy at Northeast State poised to open

An expansion of the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is nearing completion as Northeast State Community College enlarges both its technical training capabilities and dual enrollment opportunities for high school students around the region. The new facility known as the RCAM Academy at Northeast State prepares to open its door and welcome students in the Spring 2018 semester. The two-story, ...

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25th Annual 40 Under Forty Gala

The 1,000th member of the Tri-Cities’ class of 40 Under Forty honorees was named at the 25th Annual 40 Under Forty gala Oct. 6 at the Millennium Centre in Johnson City. “The 40 Under Forty program, initiated by what was then The Business Journal of Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia in December, 1993, has taken note of individuals who have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs, C-suite executi ...

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Region’s governments unite behind Aerospace Park: Up next: TDOT grant application

Photo above: Bristol Mayor Jack Young, Johnson City Mayor David Tomita, Kingsport Mayor John Clark, Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable, Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge and Tri-Cities Airport Authority Chairman Dr. Jon Smith at a Regional Partnership Agreement signing ceremony at Tri-Cities Airport Nov. 8. Photo by Dave Ongie By Dave Ongie and Scott Robertson The mayors of five northeast Tennessee ci ...

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BTES wins Baldrige Award

Photo above: (L-R top row): Supervisor of Customer Service Diane Smith, Supervisor of Networks Michael Parker, System Engineer Chris De Troye, Supervisor of Electric Engineering David Hacker, Supervisor of Purchasing and Stores Cody Johnson, Customer Relations Representative Leslie Blevins, (L-R bottom row) Business Development Manager April Eads, General Accountant Heather Jenkins, Network Specialist Jesse ...

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KIA dealership the first confirmed tenant at Tri-Cities Crossing

By Scott Robertson The long-awaited first tenant in the Tri-Cities Crossing development at the intersection of Interstates 26 and 81 has been announced. Local automobile dealer Chantz Scott says he will open Tennessee’s largest KIA dealership on the northwest corner of the intersection, across Interstate 81 from the area designated for retail development. “We’re looking at going through the permitting proce ...

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Financial Empowerment Network making $2.25 million investment in Southwest Virginia

By Scott Robertson In Southwest Virginia, nearly 59 percent of the population does not have high enough income to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care, despite a statewide unemployment rate of only 4.5 percent. That means almost three in five southwest Virginians fall into the categories of “below the federal poverty line though employed” an ...

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This was the year that was…

By Scott Robertson One nice thing about The Business Journal is that we don’t exist merely as what comedian Flip Wilson once referred to as a “church of what’s happening now.” The Business Journal, having covered business news in this region since 1988, also serves as historic record.   You can go back and find in our pages the stories of the birth of Eastman (as a stand-alone company aside from Kodak), Mou ...

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