Burke to speak at tech council annual meeting
Meeting set on King's Port on the Holston
TSBDC offers finance course
Primerica to host insurance seminar
Small business tax workshop set
ASQ to tour plant
JobSight Network hosting job fair
JOHNSON CITY - The Northeast Tennessee Technology Council will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at The Millennium Centre, Johnson City. The council will review its achievements of the past year and its opportunities for the coming year. Guest speaker will be Andy Burke, president and CEO of the Tri-Cities Economic Development Alliance. To reserve a seat, contact Debbie Boggs at (423) 279-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KINGSPORT - The first public meeting to gain community input on the redevelopment along the banks of the Holston River will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Kingsport Public Library. Anyone who has an interest in this project is encouraged to attend. Two other public meetings have been scheduled for March 12 and May 15 at the library. The City of Kingsport recently secured the consulting firm of Kennedy, Coulter, Rushing and Watson to develop a master plan for the riverfront area, between Wilcox Drive and the North Fork of the Holston River. Over the next six months this firm will be working closely with the community in order to develop a vision, based on community input, for what is being referred to as King's Port on the Holston. The scope of work for the 20-year master plan calls for the incorporation of a civic "magnet" project and the creation of arts programs and opportunities. The plan will also include land use and zoning plans for residential, commercial, recreational and public areas. For more information, contact Chris McCartt at (423) 224-2704.
JOHNSON CITY - A workshop titled "Fundamentals of Financing" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center in the ETSU Innovation Laboratory, 2109 W. Market St., Johnson City. The workshop covers two critical areas of financing: how to position yourself for the loan process and how to get financing. The cost is $45. To register, contact Teresa Blair at (423) 439-8505.
KINGSPORT - Primerica Financial Services will host a long-term care insurance seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at its office, 1901 Brookside Drive, Suite 103, Kingsport. The seminar will be presented by Bob Labout, regional product specialist for Genworth Financial. Participants will receive information about what needs to be done to put a long-term care plan in place and how to protect their financial assets. Seating is limited, and registration is recommended. To register, call (423) 247-1700.
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 email@example.com.
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.
This month, the JobSight work force network is partnering with Lowe's home improvement stores in Wise, Va., and Hazard, Pikeville, and Paintsville, Ky., to offer area residents the chance to get on the fast track toward seasonal spring and summer job opportunities. JobSight will host a day-long regional job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Perry County JobSight workforce center in the L.K.L.P. Community Action Council just south of Hazard on KY 15 at Jeff. Prospective employees can apply for job openings at the four participating stores, according to Sonya Roark, human resources manager for the Hazard Lowe's store. "People interested in working at these Lowe's stores need to come to this job fair," Roark said. "We'll have representatives from each of the stores there so people can apply and interview at the JobSight that day." Roark said Lowe's typically does peak business in the spring and summer months, and the region's stores need plenty of additional seasonal employees to handle the coming demand. "We need cashiers and loaders, and we need people in our lawn and garden, paint, hardware, and plumbing departments," Roark said. "Basically, we need employees throughout the stores." Although the job fair will hire only for seasonal positions, those positions could turn into permanent full-time or part-time jobs later, Roark said. Jack Duff, manager of the Perry County JobSight, said the JobSight's computer-equipped Resource Room will allow job seekers to complete online job applications during the Jan. 30 job fair. For more information or directions to the Perry County JobSight, call Jim Stewart at (606) 218-2106. Directions to the Perry County JobSight can also be found online at www.ekcep.org.