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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.

Sakura Japanese Steak House opens Morristown location

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

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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  • The Meeting Place draws crowd for ribbon cutting

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    The Meeting Place

    When Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Roni Snyder described The Meeting Place as being located in a beautiful building that has been restored in a wonderful manner on Aug. 1, she wasn’t overstating facts. The large room on Morristown’s Main Street level features a comfortable amount of seating that is surrounded by antiques and collections from yesteryear, creating a pleasant atmosphere for any number of gatherings. The Aug. 1

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  • A rosy view on life: Brad’s Flower Shop opens on 25E

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Participating in the July 29 ribbon cutting at Brad’s Flower Shop,  hosted by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, are from left, Bill Sanders, Chamber ambassador; Dr. Gary Brewster, Chamber chaplain; Nancy Wells, Chamber ambassador; Donna Coldiron, Carol Kapnick, Debbie Hyder, co-owner Kirk Kaufman, Bette Joy Field, Marie Cunningham, Chamber ambassador; co-owner Brad Kaufman, Jerry Kloos, Terry Kloos, floral designer; Marshall Ramsey, Morristown Chamber president and CEO; Dale Pendland and Karen Capshaw, Morristown ambassador.

    Two brothers have a rosy view on life, thanks to a combined entrepreneurial goal that has joined retail interests near Exit 8 off Interstate 81 in Morristown. Brad and Kirk Kaufman opened Brad’s Flower Shop on the southbound side of 25E, Davy Crockett Parkway, in the spring of this year. The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the business’ new membership into the Chamber on July 29 by hosting an

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  • Community celebrates BarcaLounger ribbon cutting

    Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm


    Walking into a store full of relaxing furniture could be a challenge to the average Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador. It’s usually all business all the time for the volunteers who are lent by their employers to welcome new retailers, service companies and industries to Morristown and Hamblen County and taking a break in, say, a recliner might not be conducive to keeping the wheels of the local economy

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