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 ...

VCEDA Provides Seed Capital Matching Grant to IMPERFKT

Photo above: IMPERFKT, an on-line clothing brand based in Wise, Va., was the recipient of a recent VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant. Pictured, from left are IMPERFKT Owner Holly Kiser; IMPERFKT Model Meagan Caldwell; Wise County Industrial Development Authority Director Carl Snodgrass; and Small Business Development Center Director Tim Blankenbecler. What’s in a word? Even more important, however is what’s ...

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Supreme Court says ‘Add (sales tax) to Cart’

The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowly sided with South Dakota in a case that will have massive implications for the retail industry, online shoppers and state governments. Research done by Barclays indicates that Tennessee is one of five states in the nation positioned to benefit most from Thursday’s ruling. By a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that states have the right to collect sales taxes from retailers ...

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Ballad Health, ETSU partner to create fellowship program in addiction medicine

In a joint release issued late Tuesday afternoon, East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland and Ballad Health Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan Levine announced today a partnership through which ETSU will apply to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to create a new fellowship program in addiction medicine. As part of its commitment to expand education and training i ...

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Roe on board with MSA unification idea

Tennessee First District United States Congressman Phil Roe this week said he would support a plan to reunify the Kingsport and Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Roe told The Business Journal of Tri-Cities, TN/VA and the Johnson City News & Neighbor, “I wouldn’t know why we wouldn’t do it.” “It has never made any sense to me to have Kingsport – a nine-iron from here – to be in a different MSA ...

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Six from Northeast joining Leadership Tennessee for 2018-19

Leadership Tennessee this week announced its 2018-19 class, comprised of 45 leaders (including six from the Tri-Cities) who will spend the next year engaging in collaborative, non-partisan dialogue on issues of statewide importance. Leadership Tennessee is an initiative of Lipscomb University’s College of Leadership and Public Service. The 45 new class members represent each geographic region of the state, ...

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Bristol, Va., sets deadline for Economic Development Director applications

The city of Bristol, Va., hopes to have the resume of its new economic development director in hand by June 26. That’s the cut-off date for applications for the position listed on the city’s website. The city is seeking a candidate with seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in economic development activities required with five years in a supervisory or managerial position. The advertised ...

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VDOT begins consideration of I-81 improvements

The Virginia Department of Transportation hosted its first public hearing regarding potential improvements to the 325 miles of Interstate 81 in the Commonwealth. The hearing, June 6 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, drew around 50 attendees, many with concerns about slow accident removal. In 2017, 30 separate accidents on I-81 took more than six hours each to clear. No numbers w ...

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Greene, Hamblen and Washington counties becoming “College Completion Community”

Greene, Hamblen and Washington counties are joining forces to become a single “College Completion Community” by jointly forming one of five “Completion Councils” in the Complete Tennessee program. That statewide program is designed to address challenges to Tennessee residents attaining post-secondary education. Greene, Hamblen and Washington counties will make up a Northeast Tennessee community. Bradley and ...

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TN Promise seeks thousands of mentors for students

TNAchieves has begun recruiting 9,000 volunteer mentors to meet its goal of providing every TN Promise applicant from the class of 2019 with a local support system. TN Promise affords every graduating high school senior in the state the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition free. Nearly 63,000 students from the Class of 2018 applied for the scholarship, which has a universal accept ...

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NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership releases new regional video

NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership, the economic development organization for Sullivan County and its cities of Bluff City, Bristol, and Kingsport, and marketing and recruitment arm for Hawkins County, launched the first of a series of promotional videos May 31 to serve as supporting pieces to the community video the organization first made public two years ago. Like the first video, the latest marketing piece w ...

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