The Business Journal Q&A: Brian Noland

The Business Journal Q&A: Brian Noland

Noland walks between the Millennium Centre, which the university is purchasing, and the construction site of the Martin Center for the Arts. Drone photography by Abbie Forrest by S ...

Kingsport among Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award winners

Kingsport among Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award winners

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), announced Tuesday the winners of the 2018 Te ...

Unicoi Announces New Programs under Recently Awarded Rural Business Development Grant

Unicoi Announces New Programs under Recently Awarded Rural Business Development Grant

A northeast Tennessee town is putting federal grant dollars toward entrepreneurial training. The town of Unicoi was awarded a $20,500 grant from USDA Rural Development for entrepre ...

JCDA board votes to purchase John Sevier Building

JCDA board votes to purchase John Sevier Building

Robert Williams, president of the Johnson City Development Authority Board of Directors, announced on Friday that the board had voted to enter into a contract to purchase the John ...

Northeast State, RCAM, manufacturers expanding apprenticeship program

Northeast State, RCAM, manufacturers expanding apprenticeship program

The Northeast State Community College Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is quickly finding more takers for its apprenticeship program. The program combines on-the-j ...

Miyake opens new 45,000-square-foot plant at Phipps Bend

Miyake opens new 45,000-square-foot plant at Phipps Bend

Miyake Forging North America Corporation held the grand opening of its Surgoinsville, Tenn., plant in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park Friday. Company executives including Chairman ...

The American Legends Golf Tournament Drives $56.6 Million in Donations for Mountain Mission Schoo

The American Legends Golf Tournament Drives $56.6 Million in Donations for Mountain Mission Schoo

Pictured, left to right: Jerry West, Betsy King, Peyton Manning, Lanny Wadkins, Dan Marino, Ted Wood, Marc Eubanks, Lorena Ochoa, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Jim McGlo ...

First class in economy

By Scott Robertson By rights, it should have been a nightmare. One of American Airlines’ carriers, PSA, had a massive computer failure last month. Over five-plus days, 2,700 flights were cancelled. Charlotte, N.C. reportedly ran out of rental cars. Hotels were full. The airport concourses were what I refer to as “angry people soup.” There, in the middle of it all, hoping to get to a better place (a low bar ...

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Bringing Back Bentonville’s Biking Buzz: Arkansas seminar on mountain biking and economic development draws attendees from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

Photo above: (L-R) Kayla Carter, Emily Mayo, Katie Dunn, Idalina Walker and Jenny Brock in front of a mountain bike jump near Bentonville. By Scott Robertson     The idea that outdoor recreation can be a beneficial tool for economic development, especially in rural areas, is not new. For the last few years, young professionals have been making decisions about where to live and work based more and more on th ...

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Bucs announce historic multimedia rights agreement

The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced an unprecedented multimedia rights agreement with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment’s collegiate services division last Thursday. The 10-year deal grants Van Wagner exclusive rights to represent ETSU as the rights holder for the program’s sponsorship and media sales, as well as on- and off-campus marketing promotions for the Buccaneers’ brand. I ...

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A.Y. McDonald breaks ground on new 100,000 square foot expansion

A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co., a leading producer of water works, plumbing, pumps and natural gas products, broke ground Monday on an $8 million expansion that will double the size of its Elizabethton operation and create 36 new jobs. The Dubuque, Iowa-based company began operating in Elizabethton 19 years ago and employs 144 full-time workers in a 99,000-square-foot facility. Company officials said the p ...

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Eastman Board elects new director

The Board of Directors of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has elected Kim Ann Mink as a director. Dr. Mink is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Innophos Holdings, Inc., a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional functional ingredients, with applications in food, health and industrial specialties markets. “We are pleased to welcome Kim Ann to Eastman’s Board ...

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BWXT Names John A. Stewart President of Nuclear Fuel Services

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) recently announced that John A. Stewart has been named president of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS). The move became effective on July 1. “John’s impressive history with BWXT and the U.S. Navy make him uniquely suited for this leadership role at NFS,” BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (NOG) President Joel W. Duling said. “NFS is important not only to the company as one ...

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Haslam, Tennessee’s education innovation recognized with two national awards

Tennessee was honored last week with two national awards for education innovation from the Education Commission of the States at its annual National Forum on Education Policy in Washington, D.C. The 2018 James Bryant Conant Award was formally presented to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today. The 2018 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation was awarded to Tennessee for the Seamless Alignment and Integrated Lear ...

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Berkshire Hathaway newspapers under new management effective Monday

Lee Enterprises Inc. has joined with BH Media Group Inc. in an agreement for Lee to manage Berkshire Hathaway’s newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets, beginning July 2. The agreement provides Lee with flexibility to implement revenue initiatives and business transformation consistent with how it manages its own newspaper and digital operations in 49 markets, while Berkshire Hathaway continues as ow ...

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Food City awards $100,000 to charity in centennial celebration

In commemoration of its 100th Anniversary, Food City recently donated more than $100,000 to charitable organizations throughout its market area. “In today’s competitive market place, it’s very rare to see a company celebrating their 100th Anniversary,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Food City is extremely proud to have served our friends and neighbors for the past 10 ...

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