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Conference on imports, exports coming to Kingsport

April 27th, 2007 7:39 pm by Staff report











NETTC to host inaugural golf tournament


HBDC to hold seminar


Workshop set for first-time home buyers


TSBDC offering training opportunities


HRC to offer ‘CPR – Healthcare Provider'


KEDB to meet


Law firm to present ‘webinar' on immigration


Northeast State hosts seminar with Ken Zeigler


KINGSPORT - The Appalachian Logistics League (formerly The Appalachian Traffic and Transportation Club) will hold its 57th Annual Import/Export Conference on May 7 and 8 at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. Presenters from several local companies, including some Fortune 500 corporations, will be on hand to discuss various issues with managing a supply chain within a small or medium-sized company. A seminar luncheon will be held, followed by a panel discussion on Monday. The event continues on Tuesday with a golf tournament at Cattails Golf Course, followed by dinner at MeadowView. Registration deadline is May 3. To register or for more information, contact Michael James at (423) 232-2304.


NETTC to host inaugural golf tournament

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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.


HBDC to hold seminar

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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 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 debbie.marsh@hbdc.org.


Workshop set for first-time home buyers

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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 ‘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.


TSBDC offering training opportunities

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JOHNSON CITY - The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University is offering several training opportunities in May for small businesses. "So You Want to Start a Business" is a three-hour class designed to address many of the questions that potential entrepreneurs have in the initial research stages of getting their businesses started. Part of the class is aimed at what it takes to be a successful business owner; part of the class is aimed at the business idea itself. Participants will examine the lifestyle changes and leadership challenges that many business owners face, such as working 12 to 16 hours a day, being able to get individual health insurance, addressing conflict, handling rejection, and making decisions. The loan process and sources of funding will also be discussed. The class will be taught from 1 to 4 p.m. May 8 at the Greene County Partnership in Greeneville, from 6 to 9 p.m. May 10 at the Slater Center in Bristol, from 6 to 9 p.m. May 22 at the Holston Business Development Center in Kingsport, and from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3 and again from 1 to 4 p.m. May 22 in Johnson City. A new class, "Managing Cash Flow," is being held to help business owners create an operating budget that anticipates monthly expenses. The two-hour class will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 23 in Johnson City. Another new class, "Common Sense Marketing," is being offering to teach participants the basic principles of marketing. Attendees will analyze which marketing strategies work and don't work for small businesses. The class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. May 17 in Johnson City. "Writing Your Business Plan" is the next course in the series. It gets participants started on the key components of every business plan, such as the business description, management plan, marketing plan and finance plan. The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. May 16 in Johnson City and at the same time on May 24 at the Slater Center in Bristol. The fee is $10. To register for classes, contact Teresa Blair at (423) 439-8505 or blairt@mail.tsbdc.org. Unless otherwise stated, training will be held at the ETSU Innovation Laboratory at 2109 W. Market St. in Johnson City.


HRC to offer ‘CPR – Healthcare Provider'

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JOHNSON CITY - The Health Resources Center, Johnson City Medical Center's outreach facility in The Mall at Johnson City, will offer "CPR – Healthcare Provider" from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3; from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5; from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26. This class is designed for healthcare workers and includes CPR for adult, child and infant victims plus AED training and foreign airway obstruction. Completion cards will be issued after successful written and skills tests. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call (423) 952-3700 or (800) 888-5551 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


KEDB to meet

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KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Economic Development Board will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the board room in the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street. The public is welcome.


Law firm to present ‘webinar' on immigration

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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. For more information or registration, 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.


Northeast State hosts seminar with Ken Zeigler

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BLOUNTVILLE - "Organizing for Success," a one-day seminar sponsored by the Institute for Business and Industry Services of Northeast State Technical Community College, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 17 on the college's main campus, 2425 Highway 75, Blountville. The facilitator, Ken Zeigler, is a speaker and author of the course text, "Organizing for Success." His teaching style blends humor with valuable information. Participants will learn techniques that will help them become more organized. Additionally, processes to follow for successful multi-tasking and managing time will be practiced. The fee for the seminar is $199 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a copy of "Organizing for Success." Registration deadline is May 7. To register, contact Cindy Tauscher at (423) 354-2570 or cmtauscher@northeaststate.edu.


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