Local business news in brief
Feb 13, 2007 at 6:24 AM
TDEC rep to meet with business owners
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JOHNSON CITY - A representative from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's Business Enterprise Resource Office will be available Thursday to meet with small-business owners, as well as women and minorities who own businesses. The free 30-minute appointments will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Johnson City Development Authority's office, 207 E. Main St. Start-up business owners can receive business planning guidance and information on opportunities for working capital or property renovations. Established businesses can receive information on additional sources of funding as well as contracting and procurement opportunities with the state. For an appointment contact the JCDA at 928-2988.
King appoints chief science officer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. - King Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday announced that it has appointed Dr. Eric G. Carter as the company's chief science officer. Carter will oversee all of King Pharmaceuticals' research and development, as well as regulatory affairs activities. "With his experience, he brings a solid understanding of the commercial facets of product development and life cycle management," said Brian Markison, president and chief executive officer of King. Carter has more than 25 years of clinical development and medical affairs experience, including 10 years of senior management in the pharmaceutical industry. He most recently was vice president and global head of clinical development and medical affairs, gastroenterology, research and development for GlaxoSmithKline. He earlier worked for GSK in other jobs, and before that he worked for Pharmacia & Upjohn as vice president of medical and clinical affairs in the United States and Sweden. In academics, he served as clinical associate professor at the University of North Carolina for the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, School of Medicine, and earlier held academic positions at the University of California directing research programs. He has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of London, a medical degree from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition and has authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific articles.
Kingsport Livestock Auction
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Feb. 10. Steers, medium frame 1: 200-300 lbs., $80-112.50; 300-400 lbs., $93-132.50; 400-500 lbs., $70-116; 500-600 lbs., $93-106; 600-700 lbs., $72-98; 700-800 lbs., $76-88.50. Heifers, medium frame 1: 300-400 lbs., $80-112.50; 400-600 lbs., $80-100.50; 500-600 lbs., $70-95; 600-800 lbs., $60-89. Beef cows and calves: $375-785. Stock cows, $300-825. Baby calves, $15-100. Butcher bulls: 1,000-1,500, $53-67; 1,500 lbs. and up, $54.50-66. Sl cows breakers & boners: $42-49. Sl cows lean: $48-60.50. Low dress: $30-38; crips, $.05-15.