ASME to hold distinguished lecturer program
APICS to meet
Chambers hosting legislative breakfast
Edward Jones to hold investment seminar
Pinnacle sponsors seminar
HYPE to meet
Small business tax workshop set
ASQ to tour plant
Northeast State hosts ISO course
Six Sigma Green Belt Training scheduled
KINGSPORT - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will hold its yearly distinguished lecture program at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Amato's Restaurant. Dr. Leighton E. Sissom, former dean of engineering at Tennessee Technological University, will speak on product liability. To register, contact Jason Doran at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Jan. 15.
JOHNSON CITY - The Appalachian Chapter of the Association for Operations Management (APICS) will hold a dinner meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the House of Ribs in Johnson City. The speaker is Ellen Hopson, a Greeneville native who spent 10 years at Dea-Mar Corp., and then 19 years at John Deere Power Products. The presentation will focus on how a Dashboard solution supports better day-to-day business decisions and the financial impact of those decisions. The meal cost is $15, and guests are welcome. To register, contact James Kilby at (423) 232-2499 or email@example.com.
KINGSPORT - The Northeast Tennessee chambers of commerce will host the "2007 Regional Legislative Breakfast" from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center. State legislators will be on hand to provide a briefing on the upcoming legislative session. The cost is $25 per person, and pre-registration is required by Tuesday, Jan. 16. To register or for more information, contact Judy Francisco at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce at (423) 392-8806 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is sponsored by Appalachian Power, Atmos Energy, Eastman Chemical Co., Holston Valley Medical Center, and King Pharmaceuticals.
KINGSPORT - Local Edward Jones investment representative Luke Anderson will present a three-session "Investing Basics" seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 22, and 29 at 1567 N. Eastman Road, Suite 10, in Kingsport. The seminar will help participants examine their financial situation, control taxes, and identify and manage financial risks. The cost for all three sessions is $15 per person or $20 per family. Seating is limited and registration is suggested. To register or for more information, call (423) 245-0021.
KINGSPORT - Pinnacle Equity is sponsoring a seminar titled "Missed Fortune - Dispel the Money Myth Conceptions" to introduce mortgage planning concepts. The seminar will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, and again on Jan. 31, at the Allstate Building, 1000 E. Center St. The event is free for residents of East Tennessee. For guaranteed seating or more information, contact Alice White at (423) 578-7777 or email@example.com.
JOHNSON CITY - HYPE, a networking group dedicated to "Helping Young Professionals Excel," will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Firehouse Restaurant, 627 West Walnut St., Johnson City. Becky Hilbert, community relations director for the city of Johnson City, will join the group as special guest. All young professionals ages 20 to 40 are encouraged to attend.
KINGSPORT - The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU is sponsoring two small business tax workshops on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the ETSU/UT campus in Kingsport. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon will address filing requirements for sole proprietors, partnerships, and S and C corporations; the basics of record keeping; estimated tax; and the business use of the home. The afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. will address withholding income and Social Security tax on employees; depositing employee withholdings using EFTPS; and federal unemployment tax. The workshops are designed for start-up businesses that haven't filed business returns before; for businesses that have added employees since their last returns and need help with employee taxes; and for business starts that want to prepare their record keeping for next year's returns. The cost is $5 per person, per session, paid in advance. To register, contact Teresa Blair at (423) 439-8505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TELFORD - The Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Society for Quality will tour the Bush Hog, LLC, plant in Telford on Thursday, Jan. 25. Bush Hog manufactures a variety of agriculture, commercial turf and landscaping products. The dinner begins at 6 p.m., following by the plant tour at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be supplied by Heavenly Ham. The meal cost for ASQ/IIE members is $8, and the cost for non-members is $9. Deadline for reservations/cancellations is noon Wednesday, Jan. 24. To register or for more information and directions, call Neal Roberts at (423) 578-6293.
BLOUNTVILLE - The Institute for Business & Industry Services of Northeast State Technical Community College is sponsoring an ISO Internal Auditor class Jan. 24 and 25 at the college's main campus 2425 Highway 75, Blountville. The course provides attendees with understanding in the principles and practices necessary for performing internal audits of a quality management system (QMS). The QMS standard used will be ISO 9001:2000. Topics covered include the primary role that an audit fulfills for an organization, how to interpret the ISO 9001:2000 standards, developing audit questions, how to write and report a nonconformity, and closing out an audit. The comprehensive scope of the audit process will be covered through discussion, case studies, and a live audit. The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The deadline to register is Jan. 17. To register or for more information, contact Cindy Tauscher at (423) 354-2570 or email@example.com.
BLOUNTVILLE - The Institute for Business & Industry Services of Northeast State Community College is sponsoring Six Sigma Green Belt Training on Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 25 through May 24, 2007. The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Northeast State's main campus, 2425 Highway 75, Blountville. Green Belt Training introduces the participant to the full DMAIC process of Six Sigma. Each class will include a combination of lecture and hands-on study. Upon course completion and passing of a comprehensive exam, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Northeast State and Quality America. The course is designed for anyone who will be leading Six Sigma deployment in his or her organization as well as those who will be participating in any Six Sigma project work. For more information, contact Cindy Tauscher at (423) 354-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.