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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 ...

The 2019 MATE International ROV Competition

The 2019 MATE International ROV Competition

Direct economic impact and long-term workforce development promise make upcoming event a win for all involved by Scott Robertson This summer, around 1,500 of the brightest young mi ...

Johnson City Center taking shape

Johnson City Center taking shape

A worker helps raise the the new Johnson City Center sign on the former K-Mart property on Peoples Street last week. The new Johnson City Center will be anchored by Hobby Lobby, At ...

Johnson City backs Crown Labs expansion plan

Johnson City backs Crown Labs expansion plan

Jeff Bedard, Crown Laboratories president and CEO The Johnson City Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to sign a letter of support to authorize a $450,000 grant to Crown La ...

Ballad Health announces pay raises for nurse

Ballad Health announces pay raises for nurse

Ballad CEO Alan Levine Ballad Health announced plans on Monday to invest $10 million annually to increase the wages of nurses employed by the healthcare provider. The pay increase ...

Five years later, Creekside Behavioral Health to open

Federal, state and local elected officials Monday joined leaders from Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) in Kingsport to celebrate the grand opening of Creekside Behavioral Health, a 72-bed inpatient hospital that will serve children, adolescents, adults, and seniors facing mental health and substance abuse challenges. Kingsport Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Miles Burdine hosted a ribbon-cutting cere ...

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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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