Business basics workshop set
Edward Jones offering broadcast
Financial seminar set
Coal council to hold conference
Revenue department holding tax workshop
Law firm to present â€˜webinar' on immigration
Northeast State hosts seminar with Ken Zeigler
Leadership seminar set
KINGSPORT - The Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association will announce the winners of the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. The awards program pays tribute to individuals, businesses and organizations for exemplary quality and performance in tourism development and promotion. Commissioner Susan Whitaker, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, will attend the event and present the Volunteer Award. For more information, call (423) 913-5550.
NORTON - Southwest Virginia CDFI, a nonprofit program of People Inc. of Southwest Virginia, is offering a three-hour "Business Basics" workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. May 8 at the Pioneer Center, Hotel Norton, in Norton, Va. The instructor will be Crystal Breeding. For more information, call Breeding at (276) 619-2284.
KINGSPORT - Edward Jones financial advisors in Kingsport are hosting a free broadcast titled "Take Charge of Your Financial Security" at 11:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. May 8. Only 25 percent of women are responsible for their investments, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Yet experts predict that 80 percent to 90 percent of women will be solely responsible for all financial decisions at some point in their lives. During the Edward Jones broadcast, nationally syndicated personal financial columnist Terry Savage will discuss practical strategies that may help participants move forward in securing their financial future. This interactive event is presented at select Edward Jones branch offices nationwide via the firm's private video network. To reserve a seat or for more information, call G. Leslie Wright, Stu Fisher, or Brian Murray at (423) 378-5678. Additional viewing opportunities are available for those unable to attend the May 8 broadcasts.
KINGSPORT - The Institute for Financial Education has developed a series of free public workshops for East Tennessee homeowners and future buyers. Alice White, owner of Pinnacle Equity Management, will lead a workshop titled "Owning Real Estate Right" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Holston Business Development Center, 2005 Venture Park Drive, Kingsport. This program will introduce a four-step cash flow plan that turns the homeowner's mortgage into his most powerful cash accumulation tool. To register, call (423) 578-7777.
KINGSPORT - The Eastern Coal Council is sponsoring its 28th annual conference and exposition, "Coal: Providing American Energy Security," May 21 and 22 at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. This year's meeting will highlight clean coal technologies and opportunities for new markets, carbon capture and storage, coal to liquids, direct carbon fuel cell that converts the chemical energy in coal into electricity without the need for gasification, and more. U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Abingdon, will headline the event. He is chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Conference attendees will hear the latest on the federal and state levels regarding legislation to regulate the industry. The annual golf outing will be held Monday morning, May 21, at MeadowView's Cattails Golf Course. Limited exhibit space is available. The cost for exhibit space is $500. For more information or to register, call (276) 964-6363, or e-mail ECC@Netscope.Net. For more information on the conference, visit the Eastern Coal Council's Web site at easterncoalcouncil.org.
JOHNSON CITY - The Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold a free bimonthly new business workshop from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. May 10 at the department's Johnson City regional office, 204 High Point Drive. The workshop is designed to assist those encountering business-related taxes for the first time. Areas of discussion will include business tax, sales and use tax, unemployment tax and tax enforcement procedures. Interested individuals may register online at http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/ bustaxworkshops/newbusworkshops.htm or call (423) 854-5321.
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 Tuesday, May 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 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/441023686.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRAY - A leadership seminar, "The Maximum Impact Simulcast: The Influence Index" will be broadcast May 11 to more than 80,000 business professionals participating via satellite downlink in 600 cities across North America. Locally, the event will be broadcast at Tri-Cities Baptist Church. The seminar will be hosted by Dr. John C. Maxwell, author of "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" and "The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork." Maxwell is founder of Maximum Impact and INJOY, organizations dedicated to providing resources and training for personal and professional growth. The May 11 event will focus on the qualities that all great leaders have in common. To request tickets, e-mail Joy Preston at email@example.com or call (423) 239-4501 or (423) 477-4484.