Local business news in brief
Feb 5, 2007 at 11:21 AM
Three join Citizens Bank in Elizabethton
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ELIZABETHTON - Citizens Bank recently hired Kevin Buckles, Michael Greenlee and Scott Hammerbacher in the main branch at 300 Broad St., Elizabethton. Buckles serves as the bank's funds management administrator in the Accounting Department. He has more than nine years of banking experience and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. Greenlee has entered the Management Trainee Program, where he will become familiar with various banking procedures. He graduated from ETSU with a bachelor of business administration degree in corporate finance and investment. Hammerbacher joins the bank as the compliance assistant after completing an internship with Citizens. He will be responsible for assisting in the bank's regulatory compliance efforts in both lending and deposit areas. He graduated from ETSU in December with a bachelor of business administration degree in corporate finance and investment.
Volunteers donate time, money to BRMC
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BRISTOL, Tenn. - Often the first faces you see as you enter the hospital and the last you see as you leave are also the ones who help fund the facility. Volunteers at Bristol Regional Medical Center, a group called the Bristol Regional Auxiliary, donated $98,500 to the hospital for patient services and care. "Our volunteers spend so much time looking at where to put the money they raise," said Becky Blevins, manager of volunteer services and continuing medical education at Bristol Regional. "They really put their hearts and souls into it. I am so proud of them," Blevins said. Among the items purchased by the volunteers this year were blanket warmers for several departments in the hospital, bariatric geri chairs, a motorized standing frame for the physical therapy department, and an automatic door opener for the outpatient infusion center. The volunteers also renovated a patient room at the Wellmont Hospice House and purchased 12 television sets and two washing machines for the Hospitality House. "It's important to remember that the volunteers are giving their time, as well," Blevins said. "We have 150 volunteers who gave a total of 26,577 hours in 2006." Blevins said 64 percent of those volunteer hours were spent in direct patient care areas. "They do so much," she said. "They escort patients, deliver mail to patients, work in the diabetes center, work at the front desk, go to surgery waiting areas and talk to families, work the front desk and the gift shop and so much more. And they are doing it all because they want to help."
Kingsport Livestock Auction
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Feb. 3. Steers, medium frame 1: 200-300 lbs., $84-84; 300-400 lbs., $100-111; 400-500 lbs., $87-112.50; 500-600 lbs., $84-97; 600-700 lbs., $86-89; 700-800 lbs., $84-88. Heifers, medium frame 1: 300-400 lbs., $70-96; 400-600 lbs., $70-86; 500-600 lbs., $65-85; 600-800 lbs., $50-78.50. Beef cows and calves: $425-800. Stock cows, $300-750. Baby calves, $30-130. Butcher bulls: 1,500 lbs. and up, $56.50-70. Sl cows breakers & boners: $40-47.50. Sl cows lean: $45-58.50. Low dress: $20-25.