Frontier Secure’s sale to SYKES will not affect VCEDA loan payments: Belcher

Frontier Secure’s sale to SYKES will not affect VCEDA loan payments: Belcher

Officials with Frontier Secure, VCEDA and the Wise County IDA pose with a $5.6 million check, June 29, 2016. Thursday, May 25, 4:30 p.m. – The anticipated sale of Frontier Communic ...

YWCA fetes 2017 Tribute to Women Award recipients

YWCA fetes 2017 Tribute to Women Award recipients

Photo above: The 2017 class of Tribute to Women Award recipients: (Back row, L-R) Brenda Barnicki, Ruth Moseley King, Melody Trimble, Susan Reid, Carol Transou, (Front row, L-R) Ti ...

Johnson City Power Board polling potential broadband business customers

Johnson City Power Board polling potential broadband business customers

Photo above: Ira Stone of MiniFibers, (right) discusses broadband with Eric Ogle of Magellan Advisors, working on behalf of the Johnson City Power Board. Photos courtesy JCPB By Sc ...

Pies in the sky: Cootie Brown’s Internet gambit

Pies in the sky: Cootie Brown’s Internet gambit

Photo above: Tony Vella poses with Cootie Brown’s key lime pie delivery container at Lot 8 on State of Franklin Road in Johnson City. Photo by Collin Brooks By Scott Robertson and ...

Aerospace Park continues ascent

Aerospace Park continues ascent

Photo above: Patrick Wilson and David Jones discuss runway repair work. Photo by Scott Robertson By Scott Robertson The Tri-Cities Airport Authority continues to move ahead with it ...

Emory & Henry receives $1 million business chair endowment: College announces $80 million fundraising campaign

Emory & Henry receives $1 million business chair endowment: College announces $80 million fundraising campaign

Photo above: James Curtis Hughes, donor Representative and family member and Emory & Henry President Jake Schrum shake hands after signing the Kathryn Burke Greever endowment a ...

Milligan dedicates engineering college facilities

Milligan dedicates engineering college facilities

Photo Above: Bob Hart, Etta Clark, Dr. Bill Greer, Chrissy Idlette and CeeGee McCord commemorate the opening of the Eastman engineering lab on the campus of Milligan College April ...

Kingsport 100 Magazine

The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia is excited to partner with the City of Kingsport to publish a commemorative edition celebrating Kingsport 100, a look back at the businesses and people that have made Kingsport a great place to live, work and play for 100 years! View this special edition by clicking here. Download a PDF version by clicking here. ...

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Exide commits to return 40+ jobs to Bristol

Exide Technologies has announced plans to resume operations in Bristol, Tenn., where it was once a leading employer. The company said in a press release it has submitted the necessary paperwork to restart operations with around 40 new employees in September. The company said it plans to add additional shifts based on demand. 
 Rumors of the resumption of operations had been flying with reports of the compan ...

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Residential, Commercial realty boundaries fading

Photo above: The Commercial and Industrial Committee of the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors. Photos by Scott Robertson By Scott Robertson In an increasingly competitive business landscape, nobody can leave money on the table. Realizing that, the Commercial Multiple Listing Service realtors in the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors are hoping to break down the walls that have long separa ...

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Southwest Virginia Economic Development Summit showcases GOVirginia

Photo above: Virginia Highlands Community College President Dr. Gene Couch, (left) hosted the summit, which included a panel discussion featuring Mike Quillen and Delegates Terry Kilgore and Israel O’Quinn. Photos by Scott Robertson By Scott Robertson Mike Quillen, the former chairman of Alpha Natural Resources, flashed a PowerPoint slide from a George Mason University economic development study on the scre ...

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Oh, WOW!: KOSBE initiates effort to connect entrepreneurial women

By Lynn J. Richardson Anna Davis wasn’t sure what she would find when she showed up at a recent gathering of the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE)’s newly created group, Women of Worth (WOW). Currently the general manager of her family’s business, Seaver’s Bakery in Kingsport, Davis was one of about two dozen women who attended the February 22 event at the Model C ...

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From the Editor: Kingsport 100

By Scott Robertson Congratulations are due the city of Kingsport, particularly its business community, on the centennial of the city charter, signed by Governor Tom C. Rye on March 2, 1917. We specify the business community because Kingsport is a city created by businessmen with specific community aims and goals in mind. Between 1910 and 1915, executives of the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway had the ...

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Supporting Work Ready Communities is free, easy and beneficial to business

By Jeff McCord In Northeast Tennessee, we have long understood that the prosperity of a region lies in the capability of its people. We have a history of innovative educational initiatives and have lived on the forefront of workforce development efforts that become models for others to follow. Still, it hasn’t gotten any easier. In the face of a demographic bubble that finds baby-boomers retiring while need ...

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