American now booking TRI-DFW passage for September flights

American now booking TRI-DFW passage for September flights

Above: TRI Executive Director Gene Cossey announces new service to DFW. American Airlines is now selling seats on the recently announced twice-daily flights between Tri-Cities Airp ...

Women in Manufacturing seminar focuses on challenges, opportunities

Women in Manufacturing seminar focuses on challenges, opportunities

Above: Carolyn Powers, IPN Packaging; Carol Blankenship, ABB Bland; Christa Glassburn, PBE Group. Back row: Megan Pack, Woodgrain Millworks; Nichole Manz-Young, Northeast State. Ph ...

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Inaugural Regional Business Excellence Awards

Inaugural Regional Business Excellence Awards

By Dave Ongie You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone with as much faith in the future as Ballad Health Chief Experience Officer Tom Tull, who served as the keynote speaker of the ina ...

Anita’s breaks ground on 40,000-square-foot Kingsport plant expansion

Anita’s breaks ground on 40,000-square-foot Kingsport plant expansion

Above: Ricardo Alvarez and Jim Street at the Anita’s groundbreaking March 29 When the building that currently houses Anita’s Snack Foods in Kingsport opened under the ownership of ...

Thirty-five businesses to offer IGNITE internships

Thirty-five businesses to offer IGNITE internships

Above: Travis Staton United Way of Southwest Virginia CEO Addressing the gap between the worlds of education and employment in Southwest Virginia, the United Way of Southwest Virgi ...

Bridging the gap from education to employment

Bridging the gap from education to employment

BTES CEO Mike Browder welcomes teachers and employers to the March 25 event. More than 70 teachers from the Bristol Tennessee School System were paired with 21 local industries Mar ...

Regionalism’s next step: Sullivan, Washington County Commissions to hold joint workshop

Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable and Washington County, Tenn. Mayor Joe Grandy Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable today sent county commissioners an email formally announcing a called work session in conjunction with Washington County, Tenn., Mayor Joe Grandy and the Washington County Commission. The session is slated to be held Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. at TRI-Cities Airport. The text of Venable’s message ...

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Milligan, Northeast State renew nursing transfer agreement

Milligan College President Dr. Bill Greer and Northeast State Community College President Dr. James King renewed an agreement today giving Northeast State students who plan to transfer to Milligan’s bachelor's degree in nursing program the option to co-enroll in courses at Milligan. L-R: Dr. Sam Rowell, vice president for academic affairs; Northeast State Community College President Dr. James King; Milligan ...

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Downtown Kingsport Association hopes chill in the air warms wine lovers’ hearts

Melissa Sanders (standing) and Sue Attebery Photo courtesy Downtown Kingsport Association by Dave Ongie Change will be in the air when the Downtown Kingsport Association presents its largest fundraiser of the year on Oct. 13. Traditionally held in August, the fourth annual Kingsport Wine and Brew Festival has been moved to the fall in hopes of cooler weather. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the ...

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Ground broken at Aerospace Park

Representatives of the Tri≠Cities Airport Authority; the Cities of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City; and Sullivan County and Washington County; as well as State of Tennessee officials, celebrate the next phase of development for Aerospace Park. Photo by Randy Gentry, Fresh Air Photographics, courtesy Tri-Cities Airport Community leaders were in attendance and construction vehicles were on display Oct. 4 ...

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United Way Leaders Breakfast focuses on Ignite Program successes, expansion

Leaders from the business, government and not-for-profit sectors gathered Sept. 26 in Abingdon to hear about efforts to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and the workforce. “Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Leaders Breakfast” was hosted by the United Way of Southwest Virginia. Travis Staton, president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Virginia recapped successes and announced additions to t ...

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President Trump to tout economy in Johnson City visit

President Donald Trump will make a midterm campaign appearance on behalf of the Marsha Blackburn US Senate campaign. The President will speak at an event scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1 at the civic center on the campus of Liberty Bell Middle School in Johnson City. A release issues by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., said, “This is the sixth rally that President Trump has held in Tennessee and the ...

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Levine speaks to Congressional Committee

Alan Levine, executive chairman, president and CEO of Ballad Health, testifited before the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Tuesday. Below are his prepared remarks. 
Chairman Enzi, Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Sanders, Ranking Member Murray, and members of the committee, thank you for the invitation and opportunity to app ...

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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 Scott Robertson East Tennessee State University is the largest institution of higher education in the region, and has been so for more than a century. Founded in 1911 to train teachers to educate the citizens of Northeast Tennessee ...

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