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Consultant Mary Pankiewicz recently talked about changing habits to clear a cluttered mind.

Mind over clutter: Pankiewicz offers path to conquer cluttered mind

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

A long weekend calls for either completely forgetting we have jobs or perhaps taking the time to reconsider the way we approach our work days. A few weeks back, local consultant, speaker and author Mary Pankiewicz addressed a capacity crowd at the Morristown Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn on the topic of “Creating the Organized Mind, Reducing Mind Clutter.” Retail developers, lawyers, bankers, local government staffers and directors of

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  • Jana’s School of Gymnastics, Dance and Cheerleading finds new location

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:59 am

    A cheer team supports a flyer’s efforts at Jana’s School of Gymnastics, Dance and Cheerleading.

    From the first forward roll to cartwheels and front tucks — no matter how challenging the cheer routines or tumbling exercises become — the girls are always flying high in Jana Samsel’s eyes. During a lifetime of honing her own award-winning techniques and 23 years of teaching gymnastics, dance and cheerleading in Morristown, Samsel has found that training on the mats supports the life skills her students use every day.

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  • Father, son duo open Cameron Farms in Rutledge

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Andy Cameron stands in front of the big red barn, a Rutledge staple for many years that is now operated by Andy and his father, lifelong Grainger county farmer Mike Cameron. The business is operated under the name Cameron Farms.

    A partnership between father and son, Mike and Andy Cameron, has resulted in the surprisingly quick success of their business venture, Cameron Farms in Rutledge. The partners learned of the opportunity to take over the former Ritter Farms operation in March and opened the doors to the big red barn’s country store in April. “Business is picking up every day. The last few days have been good,” Andy Cameron said.

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  • Colortech to build rail spur with FastTrack grant money

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Colortech Inc. in the Morristown Airport Industrial District will be getting a long-awaited railroad spur, city officials announced this week. Colortech has committed to invest approximately $9.5 million hire approximately 44 new employees over the next three years, officials say. The estimated $857,000 construction price will be offset by a $428,000 FastTrack infrastructure-development grant, according to Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox. The grant will be funneled through city government, but

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  • Wal-Mart donates to Stepping Out Inc.

    Posted on May 3, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Jay McElroy, store manager, along with Bradley Jones and Kristy Sturgill of Wal-Mart at Crockett Square in Morristown, present a donation to Patrice Puglise, founder of Stepping Out Inc. in support of the agency’s new program for men.

    Wal-Mart expressed its support this week of Stepping Out Inc., an adult educational organization located in Morristown that provides a curriculum of life and social skill courses. The mega retailer has endorsed the newest addition to the Stepping Out curriculum, M.E.N.: Managing Emotions Non-Violently. Designed especially for men who habitually act out violently toward their female partner and/or other family members, the program fosters positive behavior change by helping participants

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  • Morristown welcomes Toadily Candles and Soaps

    Posted on May 3, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Robert Ingram began renovations in 2014 on his downtown building that now houses the family business, Toadily Candles & Soaps. He stripped down the walls to the original brick, removed the faux ceiling, preserved the floors and constructed all the cabinetry used in the store.

    Adapting to change is an element of supporting progress, and downtown Morristown is in the thick of it when it comes to new and growing businesses — several of which have reinvented the buildings in which they reside. “The last time I was in this building, I was buying donuts,” said Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce chairman Pete Barile as he welcomed guests to the ribbon cutting and grand opening

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  • Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes small businesses

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Celebrating the naming of The Girls and Me Boutique as 2015 Small Business of the Year by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce on April 21 are from left, Mary Moffit-Helms, Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC (Small Business Awards of Excellence sponsor); Julie Campbell of Girls & Me; Amy Hemminger of Purkey, Carter, Compton, Swann and Carter PLLC (award sponsor), Janet Hofer, owner of Girls & Me; Karen Crumbley and DeAnna Hughes of Jefferson City Health and Rehabilitation Center (Small Business Awards of Excellence sponsor).

    The Small Business Awards of Excellence program was established by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize its outstanding member businesses with 50 or less employees. An awards luncheon was held April 21 in the Family Life Center of First Presbyterian Church in Morristown. The winners in each of the six categories, along with sponsors, are featured in the photographs in this section. The 2015 awards ceremony featured a

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