Local business news in brief
Jan 11, 2007 at 9:51 AM
Landmark GIS incorporates
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KINGSPORT - Landmark GIS culminated 2006 by completing paperwork to incorporate the company. "Incorporation helped solidify our presence in the local business community," said Russ Davis, president of the company. Landmark GIS began 2006 by being awarded a Kingsport Office of Small Business Entrepreneurship Small Business Startup Contest Award and renewing a consulting agreement with BAE Systems, which operates Holston Army Ammunition Plant. In November, for the third year in a row, Landmark GIS was awarded a Northeast Tennessee Technology Council TechStar Award. The award was received for the use of technology in a government setting. Landmark GIS has been advising Sullivan County in the use of its geographic information system (GIS) by recommending hardware and software purchases, building GIS data layers, and providing mapping and geographic data to support special projects. Davis' company also renewed contracts with clients in 2006 including Sullivan County and Eastman's River Water Utilities Group. In September, Landmark GIS retained fellow Holston Business Development Center tenant Lucent Glow LLC to revitalize the company's Web site for launch in February 2007. Davis said this Web site will allow "the viewer to learn more about Landmark GIS and provide a starting point for more information about the exciting technology of geographic information systems." Davis may be reached at 578-7010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banks sponsoring $1 million sweepstakes
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Regions Bank and AmSouth Bank are making life interesting for customers with their new "Make Life Interesting" sweepstakes and a chance for one customer to win $1 million. Regions and AmSouth launched the new "Make Life Interesting" sweepstakes, to run Jan. 8 through May 19, to celebrate the new Free Interest Checking Account. Each week for the next 19 weeks, two consumer, private banking or small-business customers (one customer each from Regions and AmSouth) will win $10,000 plus the opportunity to participate in the "Big Event" where they could win $1 million. "The merger of Regions and AmSouth is the perfect opportunity to offer our customers incredible new products," Chief Marketing Officer Scott Peters said. "A checking account that offers free interest is something that our customers have requested. We have listened and, as a bonus, want to reward them for banking with us." In addition to their $10,000 prize, each weekly winner will be allowed to pick a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation. To enter, consumers may visit a participating Regions or AmSouth Bank during normal business hours now through May 19 and open a qualifying new account. There will be 19 weekly drawings conducted by independent judges. The weekly winners will be invited to the "Big Event" for a chance at winning $1 million. For details and a list of rules visit www.amsouth.com or www.regions.com. Opening an account is not a requirement to participate in the sweepstakes. To enter without opening a qualifying new account, consumers may mail an entry. Accounts are subject to credit approval.