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  • Call center opens at Borla Facility

    Published February 26, 2013 in A new call call center in Johnson City, Tenn. will employ 100 people. The Festiva Hospitality Group is investing $1.1 million in the project, according to a release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and community Development. “We are thankful for Festiva Hospitality Group’s decision to locate in Johnson […]

  • GP Harmon Recycling Comes To Elizabethton

    GP Harmon Recycling, a leader in recycling solutions, today announced its acquisition of The Highlands Group’s (THG) plastics recycling facility located in the Watauga Industrial Park in Elizabethton, Tenn. The facility’s operations specialize in separating various polymers from mixed material streams to generate high-grade plastic raw materials that can be used for a variety of […]

  • Committee creating petition for business improvement district

    By Ashley Rader Work toward starting a business improvement district in downtown Elizabethton continues as city staff members work to complete a petition to show support for the project. Director of Planning and Development Jon Hartman said the committee working on the district is meeting regularly and is drafting a petition to circulate among the […]

  • Chamber speaker: Stick to what you do well

    By Ashley Rader Johnson City’s Public Works director offered a tip to local chamber members: Do more of what you do well. The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors heard a presentation Thursday from Johnson City Public Works Director Phil Pindzola, who provided some suggestions and tips for improving the business conditions of […]

  • Local leaders celebrate completion of Sutherland water project

    By Max Hrenda, The Elizabethton Star @ In October of 2002, then-Johnson County Mayor Dick Grayson applied for federal assistance to install and extend water utility lines in the Sutherland community in Shady Valley. Eleven years and one mayor later, that community’s wait has come to an end. On Friday, some of Tennessee’s lawmakers […]

  • New workshops take aim at job searches, job skills

    By Ashley Rader People who need help with a job search or improving job skills can find it in new workshops being offered by the Alliance for Business and Training. AB&T Executive Director Kathy Pierce said the agency offers the new employment workshops, which began Monday, to help the local population become more prepared for […]