Technology council to meet
Primerica offers long-term care insurance seminar
WEOC to meet
Workshop set for first-time home buyers
HBDC to hold seminar
Law firm to present â€˜webinar' on immigration
School offers performance improvement courses
NETTC to host inaugural golf tournament
Company to offer operator training
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship will hold its 14th annual business development breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Ridgefield's Country Club. Guest speakers will be Dave Clark, vice president of KOSBE; Jeff Fleming, assistant city manager; Matt Lukas, Merchant Holdings (developer of the Kingsport Pavilion); Kevin Harmon, general manager of the Fort Henry Mall; and Mark Freeman, with Freeman Associates. Advance registration is $25, or $35 after April 20. For more information or to register, contact Vanessa Bennett at email@example.com or (423) 392-8811.
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.
KINGSPORT - Primerica Financial Services will host a long-term care insurance seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at its office, 1901 Brookside Drive, Suite 103. 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. Call (423) 247-1700 to register. The long-term care insurance is underwritten by Genworth Life Insurance Co.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Sullivan County Workforce Employer Outreach Committee (WEOC) will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Bruton Smith Building, third floor banquet room, Bristol Motor Speedway. Guest speaker Kathy Pierce will discuss Workforce Investment Act Programs for employers. The event is sponsored by Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense organization that provides free education, consultation, and if necessary, medication for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. ESGR's goal is to support America's employers who share their employees with the nation to ensure our national security. The WEOC is an ongoing effort to reach out to Tennessee employers and provide information to foster economic development and promote departmental services. Reservations are required, and should be made by Friday, April 27. To register, call Steve Vinsant at (423) 224-1806.
JOHNSON CITY - Alliance Data in Johnson City is partnering with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of East Tennessee to sponsor a first-time home buyer workshop, "American Dream," from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Alliance Data Training Room, 509 Medtech Parkway, Johnson City. The workshop is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. As an accredited community service agency specializing in financial education, CCCS offers community-wide educational programs in money management, credit and consumerism that empower individuals and families to become more economically self-sufficient and financially secure. Trained CCCS counselors will conduct the "American Dream" workshop at Alliance Data, along with guest speaker Rhenda Dye from Wells Fargo Mortgage. "With a certificate upon completion, attendance to â€˜American Dream' will help qualify consumers for a low-interest loan insured by the state, along with a grant to help cover closing costs," said CCCS-East Tennessee President Faith Tapp. The class also meets the education requirements for several conventional mortgage loans that don't require a down payment. The course will include such topics as money management and planning; credit reports and scores; the mortgage loan process; working with a real estate agent; inspection and appraisal; title companies and closing costs; and fair housing regulation. To register for the course, call (423) 952-7331.
KINGSPORT - A seminar titled "How To Do Business with the Government" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at the Holston Business Development Center. The United States government buys more than $200 billion worth of products and services every year, and much of what the government purchases comes from small businesses. The May 18 seminar will teach participants how they can become a government supplier. Topics to be covered include marketing to the federal government; how to find government business opportunities; information regarding federal codes; how to find information on the Internet related to government contracting; and understanding the government contracting process. The presenter is Paul Middlebrooks, marketing consultant, UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center. The seminar is sponsored by the Holston Business Development Center and the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship, in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. To register, contact Debbie Marsh at (423) 578-6235 or email@example.com.
JOHNSON CITY - The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, in cooperation with the Kroll consulting company, will present a joint "webinar" to address a variety of questions about immigration compliance and reform. "Weathering the ICE Storm: Immigration Compliance and Disaster Preparedness" will focus on issues that businesses face from increased enforcement efforts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The webinar will be offered on Thursday, May 3, and again on Tuesday, May 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. each day. Formal presentations will last about an hour, with at least a half hour allotted for questions. Topics to be covered include employer sanctions and prosecution for hiring unlawful workers, employer compliance procedures, and prospects and aspects of immigration reform legislation. The webinar will feature Robert C. Divine, chair of Baker Donelson's Immigration Group, and Barry J. Nadell, senior vice president of the Background Screening division of Kroll. Businesses interested in more information or registration can go to https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/424651561 for the May 3 webinar, or https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/441023686 for the May 8 webinar.
BLOUNTVILLE - Northeast State Community College is sponsoring the first course of the American Society of Training and Development's five-part Human Performance Improvement of HPI Certificate program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 through May 2 in L106 of Wayne G. Basler Library on the main campus, 2425 Highway 75. Human Performance Improvement in the Workplace is a prerequisite for the next four courses. The content will include how the contribution of many disciplines including management sciences, organization development, and systems theories have been blended together to form a systematic approach to solving organizational problems. By the end of this course, a participant will be able to describe the origins and major theories of HPI; name and explain the relationship between the steps in the HPI process; examine and apply analysis models to determine the performance gap and its root causes; describe a process to evaluate the impact of interventions; outline a strategy for selecting interventions that address the root causes of performance gaps; and identify standard practices and relationships engaged in by performance consultants. The fee is $1,070 and the registration deadline is April 24. To register, contact Cindy Tauscher at (423) 354-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MORRISTOWN - ES, Inc., in the Morristown Airport Industrial Park, has introduced a training program for industrial bridge crane and hoist operators. The course will be offered as an in-house, four-hour seminar, and will also be available as an onsite option that can be customized to a particular industry's needs and equipment. The in-house seminars will begin in May at the company's Morristown facility. ES, Inc.'s service manager, Mike Harms, will be the chief instructor. Harms has conducted most of the company's training for the past five years. For more information, call (423) 581-1976.