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New Dates announced for the 2020 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit

The Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) has announced new dates for its 2020 National Summit celebrating 25 years of innovation in transforming the region. The Summit will now be held July 15-16, 2020 at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact daily life, organizers felt this postponement would help ensure the safety and well-being of the hundreds ...

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ACP utilizing compounding lab to produce hand sanitizer for use in region

Pictured Above: Dr. Faisal Hossain, left, and Dr. Mamoon Rashid with several bottles of the hand sanitizer now being produced at ACP As the demand for hand sanitizer has grown and supplies of it have become almost non-existent as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) has ramped up its compounding lab and turned the lab’s focus to production of han ...

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Food City adjusts to strained supply chain, adds employee bonus plan

Pictured above: Food City President and CEO Steve Smith In a wide-ranging virtual press conference, Food City President and CEO Steve Smith announced Tuesday his company has joined a long list of grocery retailers offering increases in compensation for employees. “We are in the process of implementing a bonus payment system totaling around $3 million to reward our associates for their hard work and unpreced ...

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Senator Crowe dedicates office staff to helping constituents navigate COVID-19 resources

Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City, pictured above), Chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, announced today that due to the numerous calls and requests coming in regarding the coronavirus situation, he has officially repurposed and focused his senate office and staff to work directly, during the senate recess, as a resource center to quickly deal with and provide contacts regarding resources, re ...

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United Way organizations across Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia initiate joint campaign

A task force incorporating seven United Way organizations across the region has launched a $1.9 million fund-raising campaign to help address the challenges posed to families and individuals in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia by the effects of COVID-19 and the response to it. The regional taskforce includes United Way of Bristol TN/VA, United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County, United Way of Great ...

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A note to our readers, advertisers and subscribers

While we must grudgingly accept the new normal within the business community for at least the next few weeks, we don’t have to like it. So, please be aware that The Business Journal and maintain our commitment to providing you with news and information to help you do business, even if you (and we) are doing it from remote locations. We are fortunate that if this pandemic had to hit, it hit in a ...

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First Tennessee Development District planning to use foundation for regional economic development

Pictured above: Pat Hardy By Scott Robertson Six individuals representing the governments of the cities, towns and counties of Northeast Tennessee are working on a plan to use the First Tennessee Development District Foundation as a regional economic development hub. FTDD Executive Director Chris Craig and Retired FTDD Executive Director Susan Reid are working with Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable, Was ...

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Eastman responding to existing and potential effects of Coronavirus on operations, supply chain and markets

Pictured Above Mark Cox By Scott Robertson Eastman’s approach to the Coronavirus is to be overprepared but to respond proportionately to whatever arises, said Mark Cox, senior vice president, chief manufacturing, supply chain and engineering officer. Cox is heading up Eastman’s task force responding to Coronavirus concerns. Cox spoke with recently about the company’s response to the crisis in t ...

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