Page 8The Anderson County Chamber of CommerceApril 2016Community PartnersPlatinumSilverCopperHOSKINSDRUG STORES& Soda FountainFamily Owned & Operated Since 1930Perscriptions Diabetic SuppliesMedical EquipmentMost Major Insurance AcceptedBronzeApril 2016Vol. 16, No. 4Chamber ToHost Job FairThe Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host a Job Fair to recruit employees for our local businesses and industrieson Thursday, April 28, 3 – 7 p.m., New HopeCenter, 602 Scarboro Rd., Oak Ridge. Thisone-day event allows job seekers to connect face-to-face with local businesses andindustries seeking employees.Job Fair exhibitors to date include: AisinAutomotive Casting Tennessee, AndersonCounty Sheriff’s Department, The CarlstarGroup, Clayton Homes, Consolidated Nuclear Security (Y-12), Denso, Eagle Bend Manufacturing, Emory Valley Center, ExpressEmployment Professionals, Health Markets,King University, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Randstad, Sitel, SL Tennessee,Temp Systems and Tennessee College ofApplied Technology.Attendees may be able to submit resumes,complete applications, schedule interviewsand make contacts for future job openings.Free admission and free parking.Space is available for employers seekingemployees. An 8 x 8 space with 6 ft. table,2 chairs will be provided. Rooms will beavailable for on-the-spot interviews. EarlyRegistration: Chamber Members - 100,Non-Chamber Members - 150. After April1 Registration: Chamber Members 150,Non-Chamber Members - 200. ( 50 maybe applied to Chamber membership).For a registration form or for more information contact the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce at 865-457-2559, email:[email protected],or DRUG STORE865-457-4340111 N. Main St., ClintonHOSKINS MEDICAL SUPPLY865-457-2341333 Market St., ClintonFOR OVER 50 YEARS,TAX RELIEF HAS COMEWITH TWO WORDS:WE’RE OPEN. 2010 HRB Tax Group, Inc.118 Tanner Place Clinton, TN 37716Phone: 865.457.0956 Monday - Thursday 10 am - 5 pmClinton Utilities Board& TVAPartnering together to providereliable, low-cost electricservice to all our customers.Member Focus:Wells Fargo Advisors – Jay BirkbeckAs a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, I helpmanage assets for individuals, trusts, retirement plans, charitable organizations and businesses. Through a long-terminvestment approach, I help clients develop and implementstrategies for building wealth and realizing their goals. Mymission is to provide objective andtimely financial advice and guidance with the highest level of professionalservice - in building and preservingwealth for my clients.I have been working in the financialservices industry since 2006 withWachovia Bank, VALIC, and RegionsBank, before joining Wells Fargo Advisors. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relationsfrom Berry College. With an emphasis on continuing education, I have also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(CFP ) practitioner designation from the College for FinancialPlanning. For this designation, I had to complete approvededucational programs, pass rigorous examinations and meetstringent experience requirements.Wells Fargo Advisors is a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo& Company, one of the nation’s largest, strongest and mostrespected financial institutions. In businesssince 1852 and named on Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”list for 2011, 2012 and 2013, Wells Fargois known and respected for its responsiblestewardship of its clients’ assets.I have been a member of the chambersince the beginning of 2015. Since then Ihave developed many relationships throughnetworking coffees and serving on committees. These exposures have been a great asset to help me continue to grow mybusiness in the Anderson County area.Table of Contents1 – Chamber Hosts Job FairMember Focus2 – Partners in the NewsLBMC Seminar3 – Chamber CalendarWelcome New Members!Member RenewalsEconomic IndicatorsUnited Way SeminarBusiness Seminars4 – Chamber at Work5 – Chamber at Work6 – Student Industry ToursNew Ambassador7 – Members in the News8 – Community PartnersCMYK

Page 2The Anderson County Chamber of CommerceApril 2016PARTNERS IN THE NEWSLBMC Technology Solutions has beenselected as a member of Bob Scott’s VARStars of 2015, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishmentsin the field of midmarket financial software.The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education’s Facilities and Transportation Department office building, managed by ORAU, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, whichsignifies that this building, located off Bethel Valley Roadin Oak Ridge, performs in the top 25 percent of similarfacilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strictenergy-efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.On Wednesday, March 16, American Employer Group (AEG) celebrated the grandopening of their new office location witha ribbon cutting ceremony. In attendancewere members of the Anderson CountyChamber ofCommerceandlocalcommunity leaders.In January 2016, AEG moved 90 employees from OakRidge to their new location at 439 S. Charles G. SeiversBlvd. AEG continues to add to its staff and plans on moreexpansion in the near future.AEG is a professional employer organization which specializes in a wide-range of business solutions, includingHuman Resources, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Payroll, Benefits Administration,ACA Compliance, and Risk Management.William M. Arowood, President of AEG, started the company in 2009 out of a desire tohelp business owners find ways to reduce their overall business costs and increase theirannual revenue. Today, the company services over 600 clients across the county.Other members of AEG’s management team include Anne Heath as Vice President ofOperations and Finance, Brandon Martin as Vice President of Business Development, TimKnight as Director of Operations, and Michelle Lacy as Director of Human Resources.Pictured receiving their Community Partner Plaque from Chamber President Rick Meredith, Brandon Martin, along with Tim Knight and Michelle Lacy.To learn more about the company, visit their website at Please seeRibbon Cutting on Page 4.Community Trust Bank, Inc. announces the promotion of RhondaLongmire to President for the LaFollettemarket. She was previously a Senior VicePresident and Senior Market Lender.Methodist MedicalCenter’s President andCAO Mike Belbeck hasbeen promoted to Executive Vice Presidentof Covenant Health.Jeremy Biggs has been named President and CAO beginning April 1.BiggsBelbeckRegions Bank has added Tim Ferraris as a Trust Advisor for the southwest Knoxville market, Roane and Cumberland counties.Tennova Healthcare has named Clyde Wood as Chief Executive Officer of North KnoxvilleMedical Center in Powell, effective March 14. Mr. Wood has been serving as Chief Executive Officer at Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown sinceFebruary 2013.Tennova Healthcare recently became astatewide network by adding five new hospitals: Tennova Healthcare – Jamestown,Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville, Tennova Healthcare – Harton, TennovaHealthcare – Lebanon and Tennova Healthcare – Shelbyville. Tennova isone of the largest healthcare systems in the Volunteer State with 17 hosWoodpitals and more than 100 physician clinics.Tennova Healthcare vice president of external relations Jerry Askew has been named to theBoard of Commissioners for Knoxville Utilities Board.Tennova Healthcare has reached a new agreement with UnitedHealthcare to provide innetwork access to six hospitals in East Tennessee and their services, whether elective oremergency.Enrichment Federal Credit Union has promoted Craig Peters to President and CEO effective April 1. Previously Executive Vice President, Peters replaces M.Wayne Hope, who is retiring.Rogers Group has renewed their Chamber Community Partnership atthe Bronze level. Thanks Rogers!!MEMBER SEMINAR The Benefits of Knowing the Value of Your BusinessThe Anderson County Chamber of Commerce welcomes Andrew K. Lowe, LBMC,who will present aseminar “The Benefits of Knowing theValue of Your Business” scheduled forWednesday, April 27,from 11:30 to 1:00p.m. at the ChamberLoweoffice.Many business owners think that the onlytime they need to know the value of theirbusiness is right before they sell it. Unfor-tunately, this line of thinking often leavesowners with less money in their pocketsafter the sale. Strategic planning with theCompany’s value in mind can pay huge dividends for owners.Join us on April 27th as LBMC’s AndrewK. Lowe discusses the “The Benefits ofKnowing the Value of Your Business.” Mr.Lowe serves as the head of the Valuation,Litigation & Business Transition ServicesGroup in LBMC’s Knoxville office. He is anAccredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics with the NationalAssociation of Valuators and Analysts.Lunch will be provided by LBMC. Limitednumber of seats available.Reserve yourspace for this valuablepresentation by Tuesday, April 26th. Call theChamber at 865-4572559 or email: [email protected] to reserve.Free to Chambermembers - 10 fornon-Chamber members.494-5400111 Acuff Lane, ClintonCorner of NAGAF Road and Highway 61www.meadowviewassisted.comCall to beplaced on ourwaiting listApril 2016The Anderson County Chamber of CommercePage 7MEMBERSIN THENEWSSenator Randy McNallywon the National Association of Secretaries ofState’s (NASS) MedallionAward for his fiscal management of Tennessee andhis support of public.ORNL included in aconsortium that has beenawarded 25 millionNNSA grant. The Department of Energy’s NuclearSecurity Administration(NNSA) announced agrant award of 25 millionto University of California,Berkley-led consortiumof eight universities forresearch and developmentin nuclear science and security.The City of Rocky Tophas announced that theyhave settled the lawsuitwith the copyright holdersof the popular song andthe company who spurredon the city’s name changehas announced they toohave reached an agreement with the House ofBryant.Mortgage InvestorsGroup, Lisa Wiles, wasnamed the MortgageBanker of the Year andearned the PlatinumAward and President’sClub status by the Knox-ville Mortgage BankersAssociation. PlatinumAward and President’sClub status recipientsChris White,Kim Martin;Norma Shelton receivedthe Platinum Award. GoldAward Recipients wereDebbie Windisch, DonnaCrye, Autumn Lane, GarySturm, Kristin Abouelata and Tandy Shuler.Silver Award recipientsincluded John Bruington,Scott Worley, JenniferTorgeson, SamanthaKnight and Jeff Seagraves. Bronze Awardrecipients included LorieJaynes, Shannon Ochiltree, Kim Swann, FredWright, Robert Carter,Mike Sutton, Debbie Hill,John Parish, and Deborah Stroud, Vicki Williams, Jeannie Sidwelland Darren Poppen.ORNL Federal CreditUnion, Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Associationawarded Travis Morrowand Bridget Mounger theSilver Award.Clayton Homes buysNew York-based mobilehome retailer G & I.Anderson County HealthDepartment has earnedInterest Level Recognitionin the Annual Excellencein Tennessee recognitionprogram administrated bythe Tennessee Center forPerformance Excellence(TNCPE).Don Edens has joinedTechmer ES as emergingmarket manager.Bart McFadden hasjoined the Boys & GirlsClubs of the TennesseeValley as President andCEO.Michael Dunn Centercelebrated their 45th Anniversary. The Center beganserving people with disabilities on March 8, 1971.Helping Hands of HopeThrift Store will be holdingtheir 3rd Anniversary Celebration, April 14, 8:00-9:30AM, 841-4 Clinch Avenue,Clinton.Angela Farmer openedFirst Lady Specialty Shopfor Women in the CancerCenter of North KnoxvilleMedical Center.ORNL Federal CreditUnion (FCU) has appointed Chris Boler asthe president of its CreditUnion Service Organization, CU Community, LLC(CUC).Ed Curtis has been promoted to CEO of SummitView Medical Group.Consolidated NuclearSecurity, LLC, hosted150 female high schoolstudents from five areaschools as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineeringin early March. Accent Furnishings Accessories Florals Garden Accessories Pictures Plaques865-457-1133865457 1133326 N. MAIN ST., CLINTONWWW.SAMUELFRANKLIN.COMNHC Healthcare, OakRidge has earned Interest Level Recognition inthe Annual Excellence inTennessee recognition program administrated by theTennessee Center for Performance Excellence.Five Star Food Service, aTennessee based companyannounced the opening oftheir 500th micro-marketlocation.CMYK

Page 6The Anderson County Chamber of CommerceApril 2016Student Industry VisitsThe Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Education Workforce Development Committee in collaboration with Anderson County, Campbell County, Clinton and Oak Ridge HighSchools hosted Student Industry Tours for 22 students on February 23. Industry visits were made to Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc., Eagle Bend Manufacturing, Inc. andSL Tennessee, LLC, where the students were introduced to the world of Tier 1 automotive parts manufacturers and opportunities for future employment.April 2016The Anderson County Chamber of CommerceWelcomeNew Members!Loudon Co. Fence CompanyConstruction/ Home ImprovementsJeff Jones5482 Highway 321 NorthLenoir City, TN 37771(865) 988-9935www.lcfence.comTimely TopicsNon-Profit/ Community OrganizationDeborah Jenkins204 Westwood Dr.Clinton, TN 37716(865) 457-9183Individual MembersJack Spangler, HR Manager for Eagle Bend Manufacturing,Inc., reviewed the history of Magna from founder Frank Stronachto today, products manufactured and their importance, and explained the employment opportunities and training necessary toapply for these opportunities. Eagle Bend is undergoing an expansion that will add an additional 150,000 square feet and 188employees. Students also toured the facility witnessing first-handthe manufacturing process. Rusty Wallace Chevrolet provided a2016 Honda Pilot for students to visualize the finished product.Aisin Automotive Plant Manager Steve Barnes and staff posewith students at the end of the Aisin facility tour. Barnes and staffreviewed employment opportunities at Aisin as well as trainingand skills needed. Aisin manufactures engine components andcurrently employs 720 and will add an additional 70 to the workforce. The AISIN Group, of which AISIN Automotive Casting TNis a member, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and 11 years inClinton. Fox Toyota provided a 2016 Toyota Camry, highlightingthe products that Aisin manufactures.Scott Laska, Plant Manager for SL Tennessee toured studentsthrough the headlamp facility, explained employment opportunities and reviewed skills needed to apply for employment. SLcurrently has 1100 employees and will add an additional 500 employees in the next 5 years. SL also manufactures tail lamps andgear shifts. SL recently completed a 250,000 square foot building for the tail lamp facility. SL is an award winning supplier toGeneral Motors. Laska and the students paused to check out the2016 Chevrolet Malibu provided by Rusty Wallace Chevrolet.Norris Area Community FoundationCharitable/ Community OrganizationJim Hayes and Trudy HughesP.O. Box 1089Norris, TN 37828(865) 494-7502www.easttennesseefoundation.orgRocky Top ClinicHealth Care/ MedicineMarty Layman224 South Main Street, Ste. 3Rocky Top, TN 37769(865) 630-1648www.rockytopclinic.comMEMBER SEMINARThe benefits of putting banking, retirement and insurance tools to work to build and protect your business.The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce welcomes member Michael Ousley, AAMS?, who willpresent a free seminar “The Entrepreneurial Equationscheduled for Wednesday,April 20, from 12:00 to 1:00p.m. at the Chamber office.The Entrepreneurial Equation seminar is designed tohelp small-business owners understand the financialstrategies and tools availableto help run their businessmore effectively. Topics include:Ousley Various banking, retirement plan and insurance options Valuable strategies that can help you create valueoutside your business Strategies for building, creating value and protect-ing your businessMichael is a Financial Advisor for Edward JonesInvestments in Clinton. Edward Jones was recentlyawarded the prestigious J.D. Power President? Awardrecognizing its commitment to excellence in client andfinancial satisfaction. The award is presented periodically and recognizes companies demonstrating dedication, commitment and sustained improvement inserving customers. During the 40-year history of J.D.Power, only 11 companies have previously receivedthe award.Lunch will be available for 6 or you may bring yourown. Limited number of seats available. Reserve yourspace for this valuable presentation by Tuesday, April19th. Call the Chamber at 865-457-2559 or email:[email protected] to reserve. Youcan register online by going to, click on the event and register.Free to Chamber members - 10 for non-Chambermembers.Summit View of Rocky TopHealth Care/ MedicineMarty Layman224 South Main Street, Ste. 3Rocky Top, TN 37769(865) 630-1648www.rockytopclinic.comTechmer PM, in partnership with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, hosted aplant tour for Anderson County GEAR UP students and their English teacher Duncan Coble.The students will participate in an ongoing project with Techmer to utilize writing skillslearned in the classroom to complete practice applications. These real world experiencesenhance the Anderson County Schools GEAR UP and Chamber Workforce DevelopmentCommittee’s objective to enable students to be college and career ready.Thank you foryour Renewal!Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc.Anderson County Health DepartmentBoys & Girls Clubs of TN ValleyBristol Park ApartmentsCitizens First BankExpress Employment ProfessionalsHoskins in the FlatMeadowview Senior LivingMorning Pointe of ClintonMortgage Investors GroupMortgage OptionsOral & Maxillofacial Surgical Specialist, P.C.Pizza Hut-ClintonPizza Hut-Oak RidgeR & S LogisticsResource MFGShawmut CorporationStardust MarinaSummit Medical Group & Express Clinic -?Oak RidgeThe Antique Merchants Guild of ClintonThe McKameys Inc.Thermocopy of TennesseeIndividualsRepresentative John RaganElenora E. EdwardsP.O. Box 502Clinton, TN 37717Betty Robbins Hollingsworth127 Redbud Dr.Clinton, TN 37716(865) 463-8250Joy O’ShellP.O. Box 383Kingston, TN 37763(212) 256-1920Economic IndicatorsFebruaryNew Business Licenses Issued - 26Building Permits Issued - 14Unemployment – 4.9(January)Non-Profit WorkshopSeminar Series“Fund Raising”April 15, 20168:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Presented by SCORE and United WaySpace is limited, call 865.483.8431or email: [email protected] reserve your spot!SEMINARSTuesday, April 129:00-11:00 Am“Small Business Start-Up”Jutta Bangs, TSBDCChamber officeLimited SpaceRSVP to 865-457-2559Thursday, April 219:00-11:00 Am“Small Business Planning”Jutta Bangs, TSBDCChamber officeLimited SpaceRSVP to 865-457-2559Page 3APRILChamber CalendarWednesday, April 6, 8 – 9:30 a.m.Ribbon Cutting – Pleasantly EssentialChamber Office, 457-2559,Breakfast and DemonstrationThursday, April 21, 8- 9:30 a.m.Networking Coffee- Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Keeton & Associates117 Charles Seivers Blvd., Clinton, 463-9484Thursday, April 7, 8- 9:30 a.m.Networking Coffee- Maurice’s128 Tanner Place, Clinton, TN, 457-1280Tuesday, April 21, 9- 10:00a.m.Small Business Planning Seminar, Presentedby Jutta Bangs, TSBDCChamber Office, Due to limited space RSVPat 457-2559 or onlineTuesday, April 12, 9- 10:00a.m.Small Business Start-up Seminar, Presentedby Jutta Bangs, TSBDCChamber Office, Due to limited space RSVPat 457-2559 or onlineFriday, April 15, 8:30 – 1:00 p.m.Non-Profit Seminar Series – “Fund Raising”Hosted by SCORE and United Way,483 - 8431Due to limited space RSVP is required.Wednesday, April 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m.Seminar – “The Entrepreneurial Equation”Presented by Michael Ousley, Edward JonesInvestments; Lunch available for 6or bring your own!Chambe