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Workforce Investment Area acknowledges development

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:58 am

During the Oct. 8 meeting of the Smoky Mountains Area Workforce Investment Area board of directors, attendees were witness to how WIA grants are changing the face of business and industry. Sevier County Bank and Alcoa Howmet in Morristown were acknowledged by the board for applying the grant funds to real-time needs in workforce development. “This gives us an opportunity to bring employers we work with before the board to

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  • The Hot Spot opens in Morristown

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Joanne Sams, left, and Craig Copley, owner, have opened The Hot Spot at 3211 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy. in Morristown, featuring pizza and specialty dishes seven days a week, along with Karaoke and live music on the weekends.

    Entrepreneur Craig Copley is not afraid of a challenge, especially when it comes to opening his first restaurant, The Hot Spot in Morristown. Just getting the doors open on Sept. 1 required nine months of renovations at the site at 3211 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., which formerly housed a cosmetology school. “There was nothing here as far as the kitchen goes. We had to re-do everything to get it up

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  • Worldwide Equipment Leasing open Morristown division

    Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    World Wide Equipment Leasing

    The Morristown division of Worldwide Equipment Lease celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 3, with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce. Following the official Chamber welcome, the facilities located at 1524 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy. were opened from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to more than 200 invited guests. The celebration included food and product giveaways to customers, vendors and guests. Dan Dennis, vice president

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  • Sakura Japanese Steak House opens Morristown location

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Pending beer and liquor licenses, the round bar at Sakura Morristown will seat 20 and features several flat screen televisions. The Japanese steak house offers booth and table seating and flat screens throughout.

    The tale of the restaurant soft opening gone viral is a familiar one to Morristown. Word of a new eatery, especially one that offers a break from the usual fare, tends to spread quickly across the city. Johnny Lin, who started Tops China Buffet nearly 10 years ago and operated it for several years prior to selling the business and moving on to develop a regional Japanese restaurant brand, is

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  • Studio Se7en fitness gym expands clientele

    Posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    The staff and instructors at Studio Se7en Fitness are ready to help new clients reach their goals.

    Where there’s no fear, there are no limits and no excuses. That’s the motto of the new Studio Se7en fitness gym by owner Crystal McKinney. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because McKinney is also the owner of Avalon Athletic Club off Morris Boulevard. She created Studio Se7en to expand her fitness reach and open more space for classes and new clientele. Studio Se7en is located in the former KaTom

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  • MHA cuts ribbon on Computer Learning Center

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Celebrating the official opening of the Morristown Housing Authority Computer Learning Center on Kennedy Circle in Morristown are from left, MHA Learning Center Coordinator Pat Hayward, MHA Deputy Director Leigh Shepherd, MHA board member Mike Giles, Morristown Ambassador KC Alvarado,  Morristown Chamber Chairman Roni Snyder, MHA board member Susie Washington, MHA Executive Director Marilyn Medley, Stepping Out Inc. representative Melanie Owen and Morristown Chamber chaplain, the Rev. Gary Brewster.

    Already dubbed “the people’s learning center,” the newly installed Morristown Housing Authority Computer Learning Center on Kennedy Circle invited local service organizations to participate in its recent official ribbon cutting. Along with staff and volunteer ambassadors with the Morristown Chamber of Commerce, MHA Executive Director Marilyn Medley’s invited guests included representatives from the Tennessee Career Center, Habitat for Humanity, Stepping Out Inc., Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation, Lincoln Heights Elementary School,

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  • Boulder Crest housing development opens on Douglas Lake

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new lakeside housing development to Dandridge this week, the gated community Boulder Crest. From left, are Max Fultz, Chair of the Economic Development Oversight Committee; Daryle Keck, President CEO of  Chamber; Jeremy Lawson, Chamber Board; Eric Rose, Owner and Builder of Bouldercrest; Glen Glafenhein, Developer at Honors Reale Estate Services; Jim Williams, Realtor with Honors Real Estate; Bob Jarnagin, Chamber Board; Doug Hodge,  Developer of BoulderCrest Villas and Will Glafenhein, Realtor with Honors Real Estate.

    Sitting on a peninsula on Douglas Lake just off the Dandridge town limits is the brand new private housing development, Boulder Crest. The new development is managed by Knoxville based Honors Real Estate Services, a real estate sales and development firm with more than 130 years of experience in East Tennessee. Honors Real Estate held a ribbon cutting ceremony last week with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to show

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