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NETTA announces 2020 Pinnacle Award winners

NETTA announces 2020 Pinnacle Award winners

Above: Kayla Carter holds a trophy presented to organizers of the Meet the Mountains Festival. The Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association has announced the 2020 winners of the Pin ...

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The DC, United

The DC, United

How Food City pulled together around its Abingdon distribution center to handle the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by Scott Robertson While many of the region’s bus ...

Higher Education 2020

Higher Education 2020

Unprecedented challenges, but surprisingly strong fall enrollment projections After spring break 2020, almost every college and university in America switched from on-campus delive ...

Local Business Recovery Fund grants awarded

Local Business Recovery Fund grants awarded

by Scott Robertson Officials representing several Chambers of Commerce in the region as well as the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership and NETWORKS Sullivan Partners ...

Tennesseans Favor Republican Candidates but are Divided on the Partisan Question of Voting by Mail

Tennesseans Favor Republican Candidates but are Divided on the Partisan Question of Voting by Mail

The Tennessee Poll, conducted late last month by the Applied Social Research Lab at East Tennessee State University, sought to take a snapshot of the state’s potential voters in ad ...

Senator Crowe dedicates office staff to helping constituents navigate COVID-19 resources

Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City, pictured above), Chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, announced today that due to the numerous calls and requests coming in regarding the coronavirus situation, he has officially repurposed and focused his senate office and staff to work directly, during the senate recess, as a resource center to quickly deal with and provide contacts regarding resources, re ...

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United Way organizations across Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia initiate joint campaign

A task force incorporating seven United Way organizations across the region has launched a $1.9 million fund-raising campaign to help address the challenges posed to families and individuals in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia by the effects of COVID-19 and the response to it. The regional taskforce includes United Way of Bristol TN/VA, United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County, United Way of Great ...

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A note to our readers, advertisers and subscribers

While we must grudgingly accept the new normal within the business community for at least the next few weeks, we don’t have to like it. So, please be aware that The Business Journal and bjournal.com maintain our commitment to providing you with news and information to help you do business, even if you (and we) are doing it from remote locations. We are fortunate that if this pandemic had to hit, it hit in a ...

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First Tennessee Development District planning to use foundation for regional economic development

Pictured above: Pat Hardy By Scott Robertson Six individuals representing the governments of the cities, towns and counties of Northeast Tennessee are working on a plan to use the First Tennessee Development District Foundation as a regional economic development hub. FTDD Executive Director Chris Craig and Retired FTDD Executive Director Susan Reid are working with Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable, Was ...

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Eastman responding to existing and potential effects of Coronavirus on operations, supply chain and markets

Pictured Above Mark Cox By Scott Robertson Eastman’s approach to the Coronavirus is to be overprepared but to respond proportionately to whatever arises, said Mark Cox, senior vice president, chief manufacturing, supply chain and engineering officer. Cox is heading up Eastman’s task force responding to Coronavirus concerns. Cox spoke with bjournal.com recently about the company’s response to the crisis in t ...

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Baumgardner to oversee Food City media and public relations

Tammy Baumgardner Food City recently announced the appointment of Tammy Baumgardner to the newly created position of senior manager of Public Relations. Baumgardner brings more than 32 years of industry knowledge and experience to this key role, including 22 years in media and community relations. “Tammy’s broad experience inside our organization makes her uniquely qualified for this very important role,” s ...

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On-again, off-again Northeast State hangar project at TRI is on again

Executive Director Gene Cossey (center) reports on the proposed memorandum of understanding between the airport, Northeast State Community College and the Tennessee Board of Regents. PHOTOS BY SCOTT ROBERTSON Northeast State Community College and Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) are back in the workforce development business together. A project in which the college and airport will work together to create a space f ...

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Jarden Zinc Products rebranding to ARTAZN LLC

Tom Wennogle Change marks half-century in the Greeneville, Tenn., community by Karen Janette Those with long memories will know this is not the first time the name on the sign has changed, but the leaders of what has since 2004 been known as Jarden Zinc Products point out a long history of service to the community, whatever the name. In fact, 50 years ago, when Jarden Zinc opened the doors to its Greenevill ...

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When Bristol went to Greenville

Greenville Mayor Knox White addresses the Bristol Chamber Board of Directors. Bristol Chamber Board picks the brains of the best and brightest in South Carolina’s upstate by Scott Robertson The scene could easily have been State Street. Two dozen or so Bristolians walked briskly through cold morning air on wide sidewalks alongside a two-lane main thoroughfare. But on the morning of February 20, the scene wa ...

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