Chamber to hold coffee
College offers â€˜Explore Your Future' program
American Society for Quality to meet
Home buying seminar set
NETTC to host inaugural golf tournament
Technology council to meet
Community Express Loan Expo to be held
Pharmacy Tech course begins at Northeast State
HRC to celebrate 10th anniversary
Knoxville ASQ to meet
Non-profit sponsors real estate investment course
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce will hold ribbon cuttings Wednesday, April 11, for two new businesses in town. The first ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. for Carter's Cosmetology College, followed by a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. for Bahama Breeze. Both businesses are located at 111 Jack White Drive, behind Grand Furniture.
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its coffee club meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at HealthSouth, 113 Cassell Drive, behind Holston Valley Medical Center. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be given away. For more information, call (423) 246-7240.
BLOUNTVILLE - Northeast State Technical Community College and some of the region's top employers will unite Tuesday, April 10, to demonstrate the link between education and career goals at the second annual Explore Your Future event at the college's Blountville campus. From 1 to 7 p.m., the public can meet with representatives from a variety of regional companies, who will talk with each attendee individually about employment and educational requirements. Participating companies include BAE Systems, American Electric Power, American Water Heater, Bachman Car Dealership, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Bush Hog, Eastman Chemical Co., Eastman Credit Union, Edwards & Associates, Frontier Health, Holston Medical Group, James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kingsport City Police, Koyo, Mountain States Health Alliance, Northeast Correctional Complex, Nuclear Fuel Services, NETWORKS - Sullivan Partnership, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Touchstone Wireless, Wellmont Health System, Domtar Paper Co. (formerly Weyerhaeuser) and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The event is open to everyone from recent high school graduates to adults looking to extend their education and improve their current employment situation. For more information call the college's Institute for Business and Industry Services at (423) 354-2570 or e-mail cmtauscher@NortheastState.edu.
KINGSPORT - The Northeast Tennessee section of the American Society for Quality will meet Thursday, April 19, at the Eastman Lodge in Kingsport. A tutorial featuring a basic overview of Six Sigma begins at 5:30 p.m. Howard Rauch, with Eastman Chemical Co., is the speaker. The dinner will be held from 6:15 to 7 p.m., followed by the main program, "LeanSigma: The Best of Both Combined." The program will be led by Kevin Schutt, with Nuclear Fuel Services. Deadline for reservations is noon Wednesday, April 18. To register, contact Neal Roberts at (423) 578-6293 or go to www.asq1106.org.
KINGSPORT - A seminar titled "Home Buying 101" will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at 317 Cherokee St., Suite 103, Kingsport. The free seminar is designed to educate the public on all the steps involved in the home ownership process. For more information, call Sandy at (423) 612-7411.
KINGSPORT - The Northeast Tennessee Technology Council will host its inaugural golf tournament at MeadowView Cattails Golf Course Friday, May 11. The day starts at 9 a.m. with touring the Microsoft RV on the MeadowView Resort and Convention Center grounds. Lunch will be served at noon with a four-person team Captain's Choice shotgun start at 1 p.m. Corporate sponsorships are available and company logo items are being accepted for gift bags. For more information or to sign up, call the NETTC office at (423) 279-9000 or visit http://www.netntech.org/golf.
GRAY - The Northeast Tennessee Technology Council's April membership meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Bailey Computing Technologies Inc., 110 KLM Drive, at the Boones Creek exit off Interstate 26. Breakfast and door prizes will be provided. To reserve seats contact NETTC at (423) 279-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOHNSON CITY - The Community Express Loan Expo, a program aimed at helping small businesses, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., in downtown Johnson City. The Community Express loan is a Small Business Administration loan program that helps minority, women and veteran-owned businesses get access to funding for their businesses. The program includes free technical and management assistance. Qualified participants can borrow up to $25,000 with no collateral. Loans can be funded in as little as 25 business days. The Johnson City NAACP Chapter, the Johnson City Development Authority and the state of Tennessee Business Enterprise Resource Office are co-hosting the event. For more information, call (423) 928-2988.
BLOUNTVILLE - The Northeast State Technical Community College Office of Community Education will offer a pharmacy tech examination review course from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 16 through July 23. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist, filling prescriptions and preparing medications for dispensing to patients. This course is designed to acquaint students with the knowledge required to complete the pharmacy technician certification exam (PTCE). The course will be taught by Dr. Robin Mottern, an experienced clinical pharmacist and former preceptor with the University of Wyoming and University of Tennessee pharmacy programs. Registration deadline is Monday, April 9. Course fees of $599 do not include instructional materials. To register or for more information, call the Office of Community Education at (423) 323-0222, extension 3222, or e-mail email@example.com.
JOHNSON CITY - The Health Resources Center, Johnson City Medical Center's outreach facility in The Mall at Johnson City, will hold its 10th anniversary celebration at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Annex Classroom. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, call (423) 952-3700 or (800) 888-5551.
KNOXVILLE - The Knoxville section of the American Society for Quality will meet Tuesday, April 17, at Rothchild's Catering, 8807 Kingston Pike, in Ten Mile Center, Knoxville. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature Jim Keiffer, who will highlight TVA's journey in the development of its Balanced Scorecard. The dinner cost is $20. Dinner reservations are requested by Friday, April 13. To register, contact Sherman Meade at (865) 453-7177.
ASHEVILLE - The nonprofit Carolinas Real Estate Investors Association will once again offer its "One Weekend Toward A Better Tomorrow" course in basic real estate investing April 20 through 22. Held at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, the course covers such topics as why to invest in real estate, how to know what to pay, the impact of taxes, management skills, screening tenants, legal aspects of investing and renting, home rehab skills and the various ways of building wealth or cash flow from single family homes. The course is taught by veteran investors Bill Goacher, John Maltry and David Maggard. The cost of the class is $250 for CREIA members and $300 for non-members. To register, go to www.creianc.org or call 1-800-477-1778. For more information or to check the availability of special room rates for out-of-town guests, call Bill Goacher at (828) 216-6066.