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 ...

Klososky points SWVA Economic Forum toward “digital transformation”

Klososky points SWVA Economic Forum toward “digital transformation”

Technology expert Scott Koslosky used the keynote address at the Southwest Virginia Economic Forum at the University of Virginia – Wise to encourage attendees to move toward earlie ...

Merj Enters CBD Arena, Bringing Large-Scale Industrial Hemp Cultivation  and Processing to Northeast Tennessee

Merj Enters CBD Arena, Bringing Large-Scale Industrial Hemp Cultivation and Processing to Northeast Tennessee

A transformation is taking place in northeast Tennessee, one that could propel the region to being recognized as the hub of hemp production for the Southeast and beyond. For many y ...

ebm-papst to bring 175-200 jobs to Washington County

ebm-papst to bring 175-200 jobs to Washington County

(L-R) Allen Borden, Bobby Rolfe, Joe Grandy, Alicia Summers, Joe Wise, Mark Shiring, Michael Wackenhut, Mitch Miller. Photo courtesy NeTREP by Scott Robertson A Germany-based elect ...

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Cantler named president and CEO of Johnson City Chamber

Cantler named president and CEO of Johnson City Chamber

Above: Bob Cantler with Gary Mabrey Bob Cantler was introduced this morning as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City, Jonesborough, Washington County, a ...

NN Inc will pay taxes in Johnson City despite departure

NN Inc will pay taxes in Johnson City despite departure

Above: Richard Holder, NN president and CEO NN Inc. will pay 67 percent of 2019 property taxes due on its former headquarters in north Johnson City – rather than zero – after falli ...

Tri-Cities Airport Authority offering director post to Cossey

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) is moving forward with the process of hiring Gene Cossey, currently the executive director of the University of Illinois – Willard Airport in Champaign, Ill., to be the next executive director at the TRI. Cossey was one of three executive director candidates interviewed Monday, January 7, by the TCAA. “We interviewed three extraordinarily well-qualified candidates,” T ...

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Tri-Cities Airport Authority narrows search for executive director to three

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) has released the names of the executive director candidates who will be interviewed on Monday, January 7. The finalists being interviewed are Gene Cossey, executive director of the University of Illinois – Willard Airport, Champaign, Ill.; Rick Feltner, airport director, Minot International Airport, Minot, N.D.; and Shaun Germolus, executive director, Chisholm-Hibbing ...

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Three regional Chambers sign regionalism resolution

The 2018 and 2019 chairs of the Chamber of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Johnson City, Jonesborough and Washington County; the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Chamber of Commerce have joined the presidents/CEOs of those organizations in signing a resolution to establish a committee to foster regional cooperation. The resolution says the committee will, “determine how to ask the hard que ...

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2018 KOSBE Award winners announced

Thirteen local small business award winners were announced at the 2018 KOSBE Awards at Meadowview Marriott in Kingsport on December 13th. · 2018 Food Business Excellence – Santa Fe Mexican Grill · 2018 Franchise Business Excellence – Stanley Steemer · 2018 New Business Excellence – Taylor’s Martial Arts Academy · 2018 Retail Business Excellence – Just Dandy Boutique · 2018 Woman-Owned Business Excellence – ...

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Bristolians hear good and bad news regarding passenger rail

Consultant Rich Sampson speaks in Bristol, Va. The good news is: there is a financial justification for extending Amtrak passenger service from Roanoke to Bristol. The bad news is: the railway that owns the tracks will have to be heavily incentivized to come to the table. That was the word from Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Communications Director Richard Sampson and his team at a p ...

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Johnson City Chamber plans move to Mill; Mabrey to move on

Owner Grant Summers explains renovation details during a November 2018 tour of the former Model Mill building. Photo by Bill Derby, publisher. The Board of Directors of the Chamber of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Johnson City, Jonesborough and Washington County announced a pair of planned changes for 2019. The Chamber plans to move its headquarters to the newly renovated former Model Mill at some point i ...

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Stacy, McGlothlin pitch casino for former Bristol Mall property

Jim McGlothlin stands in front of what he hopes will be the entrance to the new casino in the old Bristol Mall. Photo by Tara Hodges, SweetSnaps Photography By Scott Robertson Clyde Stacy and Jim McGlothlin, two men with a history of starting successful companies, are taking a long-shot gamble with multi-million dollar stakes in Bristol, Va. It’s a necessary gamble, they say, because the city is facing a bo ...

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Carrico, Q’Quinn to carry casino referendum legislation

Delegate Israel O’Quinn listens as State Senator Bill Carrico briefs reporters on plans for the bills to authorize a referendum in Bristol on the casino. Photo by Scott Robertson By Scott Robertson Calling themselves the two least likely Virginia state legislators to carry gambling legislation, Delegate Israel O’Quinn and State Senator Bill Carrico announced they would, nevertheless, do just that. At a news ...

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