KOSBE to present Dave Ramsey finance program for small businesses
Ribbon cutting set for Curves of Kingsport
Lawrence to address Entrepreneurs Club
Small business tax workshop set
KOSBE book club to meet
Edward Jones to host broadcast
KEDB to meet
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship will present a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Mini Personal Finance Program on three consecutive nights, Feb. 13 through 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. each night at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to help start ups and existing small businesses take steps towards getting their personal finances under control. The program is free for registered clients. The event will be facilitated by KOSBE Executive Director Aundrea Wilcox and Tim Flannagan, Financial Peace University graduate and owner of NuVision Marketing. Class size is limited and online pre-registration is required. To register, go to https://fd2.formdesk.com/kosbe/daveramsey? or call KOSBE at (423) 392-8801.
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Curves of Kingsport at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1401 Bridgewater Lane. Curves is the world's largest fitness center franchise, with Curves of Kingsport being one of 10,000 worldwide. A member of any Curves is a member of every center and members may visit and work out at any Curves Fitness Center for free. Owned by Bee Shelton, Curves of Kingsport offers a comfortable, welcoming exercise center for women. Curves offers a workout circuit, weight management program and a support network of staff and members. Shelton recently moved the location of Curves of Kingsport to provide a larger circuit area, a more comfortable stretching area and member lounge. Following the ribbon cutting, Curves of Kingsport will host an open house and will offer grand re-opening specials. "Curves of Kingsport looks forward to providing women in the community a complete workout in only 30 minutes," Shelton said. For more information, call Curves of Kingsport at (423) 245-1922.
JOHNSON CITY - The East Tennessee State University student Entrepreneurs Club will host Dave Lawrence, director of the ETSU Innovation Laboratory, as guest speaker 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Innovation Laboratory board room. He will discuss the work of the lab and give a tour of the building's new wing. Lawrence has been director of the full-service small business incubator for two years. Prior to that, he was a business counselor in the Tennessee Small Business Development Center within the lab, and he served as an adjunct instructor in management and marketing at ETSU. Lawrence is retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 31 years of service. An ETSU alumnus, Lawrence earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in business administration at the university. The program is free, and the public is invited. Directions to the ETSU Innovation Lab can be found at www.etsuilab.org/map.asp. For more information, contact Mitzi Brookshear at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 439-7444.
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.
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship Book Club will meet monthly on the last Friday of each month beginning Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the new Max Max franchise, By the Trax Deli, a new coffeehouse and eatery inside the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The first meeting will feature discussion of the book "The One Thing You Need to Know â€¦ About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success" by Marcus Buckingham.
KINGSPORT - Edward Jones investment representatives in Kingsport will host a free satellite broadcast titled "How Far Away is Your Retirement?" at 11:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. The program, to feature Mike Rose, retirement planning expert and author of "The Retirement Decision," will explore important questions one should ask to prepare for retirement. The interactive event is presented at select Edward Jones branches nationwide via the firm's private video network. To reserve a seat or for more information, call G. Leslie Wright at (423) 378-5678, for the 11:30 a.m. showing; Stu Fisher at (423) 245-0021 for the 11:30 a.m. showing; or Luke Anderson at (423) 245-0021 for the 6:30 p.m. showing. Additional viewing opportunities are available for those unable to attend the Feb. 13 event.
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Economic Development Board will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the board room of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street. The public is welcome.
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