Baker Donelson to hold seminar
ASQ to meet
Tech council to meet
UAW retirees to meet
KOSBE holding finance seminar for small businesses
Ribbon cutting set for new business
Ad federation hosting ADDY awards
Edward Jones to host broadcast
AmSouth opens new branch
KINGSPORT - The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., will present its 11th annual employment law seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport. The seminar, titled "Urgent Issues for Modern Employers," will cover a number of employment issues and will feature a keynote address by Stuart J. Ishimaru, commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. The five-member commission makes equal employment opportunity policy and approves most litigation. Topics to be covered during the seminar include: EEOC charge responses, recent developments in employment law, diversity, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), workplace investigations, Tennessee and Virginia workers' compensation, rules for document retention, national origin discrimination and immigration. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Keller at (423) 928-0181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for the seminar is $85, which includes lunch. The Baker Donelson Labor and Employment Group represents local, regional and national clients in all types of labor and employment matters.
KINGSPORT - The Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Society for Quality will meet Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Eastman Lodge. The meeting will begin with a tutorial at 5:30 p.m., featuring guest speaker James J. Rooney, a professional engineer. He'll speak on preparing to take an ASQ certification exam. The dinner will be held at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m., featuring Susan Farris as speaker. Farris, project manager for DPS at John Deere Power Products in Greeneville, will speak about the Deere production system. For meal details and registration, go to www.asq1106.org or call Neal Roberts at (423) 578-6293.
JOHNSON CITY - The Northeast Tennessee Technology Council will hold its monthly membership meeting from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Johnson City School Central Office building, 100 E. Maple St. Attendees will learn how Johnson City Schools are using technology in the classroom. The program is sponsored by Outsource. To reserve a seat, contact Debbie Boggs at (423) 279-9000 or email@example.com.
JOHNSON CITY - Retirees of the United Auto Workers will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Pipe Fitters Union Hall, 121 Spring St., Johnson City. All retired employees of General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, AMC, and Delphi are encouraged to attend. Joe Gennero of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan will be on hand to update retirees on the 2007 Medicare changes and the negotiated Blue Cross/Blue Shield changes. For more information, call (423) 743-8825 or (423) 743-8778. The UAW retiree group meets monthly.
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.
JOHNSON CITY - A ribbon cutting and open house will be held Monday, Feb. 12, for the newest location of Aid & Assist At Home, now in Johnson City. The business provides professionally trained caregivers to meet clients' non-medical, non-skilled personal care needs. The company has served the region from its Bristol office. Its new Johnson City office is located at 904 N. State of Franklin Road. The open house will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Free blood pressure checks will be offered, along with free neck massages and hand massages. Information about the company's services and how insurance can help pay will be provided. For more information, call (423) 929-0004.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Tri-City Metro Advertising Federation will host the 2006-2007 ADDY Awards at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Country Club of Bristol. With more than 270 entries, the event will display the region's best television, print, radio, Web and other advertising and marketing communications. The event will feature a classic, spy-film theme inspired by the work of ETSU students. For more information, contact ADDY chair, Jessica Bland, at (423) 793-1357. The Tri-City Metro Advertising Federation is one of 210 individual local chapters of the American Advertising Federation. The TCMAF serves a membership and communities within Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
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.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - AmSouth Bank will celebrate the opening of its new South Bristol branch with a neighborhood-style block party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The new branch is located at 1431 Volunteer Parkway across the street from Lowe's. The grand opening celebration includes free lunch and other prize giveaways, chances to play games for cash prizes, discounts at neighborhood stores, a giant slide and face painting for the kids, and pet adoptions with the local humane society. Also, a $500 donation to the American Heart Association will be made by the AmSouth branch staff, as part of the The Queen of Hearts campaign. Other activities include the chance to have your picture made with Ward Burton's race car, free safety screenings from the local police, and free piggy banks for the kids. Visitors may also enter for a chance to win a "Fast Track Driving School Experience" as part of the AmSouth Grand Opening Sweepstakes. AmSouth's newest branch will bring the branch total in Bristol to three, and the total number of branches for the Tri-Cities area to 12. The new branch is a full-service office with specialists in wealth management, consumer, small business and commercial banking and mortgage lending.