The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 20th Annual Golf Scramble on Monday May 7, 2012. To learn more and to register, please click here.
The event will feature an open format of questions and answers, encouraging participation and information sharing between parents and KCS Board members & administrators.
For more information, contact Kingsport City Schools Administrative Coordinator Andy True at (423) 378-2130.
KINGSPORT ‚¬ The Kingsport Area Transit System will launch a new Route 6 on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 serving the west side of Kingsport, while also commencing operation of a new connector service between downtown Kingsport, Colonial Heights and Johnson City via NET Trans Red Route 3X service.
KATS has seen dramatic monthly ridership growth, from 4,954 riders in February 2010 to 10,848 riders in February 2012, and is please to expand service again by offering Route 6 and the new partnership with NET Trans.
KATS Route 6 will serve the
Were pleased with the dramatic growth in ridership we have realized in the last couple of years since undertaking a top-to-bottom review of the Transit Service, with our staff doing an excellent job of executing improvements to the service, City Manager
KATS Route 6 service follows the same service days and hours as KATS other routes, operating Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, connecting to the NET Trans 3X route service to
In addition, NET Trans will honor KATS fares including monthly passes to travel from the KATS Transit Terminal on
NET Trans will also offer a $50.00 monthly pass for unlimited trips between cities.
For more information please contact the office of the Kingsport Area Transit Service at (423) 224-2613 or online at www.kingsporttransit.org.
KINGSPORT – The Cambia Flute Ensemble will be performing and April Fool’s Day concert on Sunday, April 1st at 2pm in the Renaissance Center Auditorium. Tickets will be $9.50 and are available at the dorr or online at www.EngageKingsport.com.
Spend April Fools Day with Cambia Flute Ensemble as they present a concert that takes a light-hearted and humorous look at the not-so-serious side of music. Musical genres will include classical, modern, pop, video game, and cartoon, along with some of the expected barlishness associated with April Fools Day. The concert will be held on Sunday, April 1, at 2:00 pm in the Renaissance Center Theatre, 1200 East Center Street, Kingsport, TN, and is held in conjunction with Engage Kingsports concert series. Tickets are $9.50 and are available at the door or online at www.engagekingsport.com.
Cambia was formed in 2009, and has established itself as a premier performing ensemble, presenting virtuosic performances combined with multi-media experiences that stretch beyond traditional chamber music. Cambia is fast-gaining the reputation for combining a top-caliber performance of challenging and engaging music, combined with an evident camaraderie and sense of humor between its members and the audience. Not just your typical flute ensemble, Cambia promises to deliver a concert that is fun and entertaining for all ages.
For more information about Cambia, visit their website, www.cambiafluteensemble.com, or call Eileen Butler at (423) 288-8360.
Again, this year there are ten categories of competition. There will be one award for the Young Entrepreneur (under age 40), one award for the New Business (in operation for at least 12 months but not more than 36 months), one award for the Business Excellence Under 10 Employees, one award for the Business Excellence 10 Employees and Up, one award for the Minority Business Enterprise, one award for the Woman-Owned Business, one award for Veteran-Owned Business, one award for Innovation, one award for Small Manufacturer/Fabricator and one Impact Award for an outstanding individual and small business advocate nominated by a business who is entering the contest in any of the above contest categories.
Last year, there were no entries for Minority Business Enterprise or Small Manufacturer/Fabricator.
Selections will be made based on self-reported past financial performance (tax refunds/financial statements are not required), growth in number of employees, business staying power and history, story of success, overcoming adversity, community involvement, marketing creatively and presented strategies for growth.
The competition is open only to legal residents of the
Past winners and contenders are eligible to compete again. Applicants are not required to already be a KOSBE/TSBDC client or Kingsport Chamber member.
Application and nomination forms are available in-person at the KOSBE Office located inside the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce,
A panel consisting of local and non-local judges will review all submissions and select semi-finalists based on some or all of the following methods: completed application form, telephone interview, in-person interview, a video submission via YouTube (optional) and/or an oral presentation. The finalists and winners will be announced at the recognition and celebration event on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m. held at The Club at Ridgefields located at
As a TSBDC Affiliate office, we are thrilled to offer all of our coverage territories the opportunity to compete in our annual small business recognition event, said KOSBE Executive Director,
Once again, this years awards chair, Janet Callahan, senior account executive for Bristol Motor Speedway, says The annual KOSBE Awards present a unique opportunity to spotlight and promote successful small businesses operating in our region that create jobs and who are involved in their community.
Last years keynote Bill Gatton, owner and general manager of Bill Gatton Chevrolet-Cadillac and Bill Gatton Honda shared his story of how he transformed one car dealership into a multi-state multi-million dollar enterprise aligned with various philanthropic organizations that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, said Callahan.
This years speaker who has over 30 years of experience in the coal industry, starting as an engineer and has been profiled on Frobes.com will have a story and lesson to share that is just as relevant and inspiring to todays entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Each winner and runner-ups will receive a KOSBE award and recognition during Kingsport Chamber and KOSBE events, spotlight on Kingsport Chamber and KOSBE websites and recognition in the social and traditional media.
Last years winners included: Tals Auto and Truck Repair (Young Entrepreneur – under age 40), Rasnick Family Chiropractic (New Business), The Village at Allandale (Innovation), Hillhouse Graphic Design (Business Excellence Employing Under 10 Employees), Aldebaran Financial (Veteran-Owned Business), F & L Limo & Livery (Women-Owned Business), Lake Pointe (Business Excellence Employing 10 Employees and Up).
The recipient of the Impact Award was presented to Kathy Richards with AdviCoach.
Other past winners: Picsee Studio (2010), STYLE Custom Framing (2010), Performance Medicine (2010), Cumberland Marketing (2010), The HairBenders Salon (2010), Patient Scrubs (2010), Lifeforce Glass, Inc. (2010), Dava Snyder of The Village at Allandale (2010), Edo Sushi Bar & Grill (2009), Phils Dream Pit LLC (2009), Maxwell Coach Company (2009), Clean + Safe Janitorial Services (2009),
Anyone interested can pick up the 2012 KOSBE Award Application in person or download it online at kosbe.org. Past KOSBE Award winners may be nominated by KOSBE/TSBDC at ETSU for other State and National Awards such as the SBA Rising Star Award.
If you have any questions, call (423) 392.8825 or e-mail email@example.com. Mail, drop off, or fax your completed application to: Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, ATTN: 2012 KOSBE Awards Entry, Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), 400 Clinchfield, Ste. 100, Kingsport, TN 37660. Fax to (423) 392.8834.
Like the KOSBE Award Winners Facebook page, KOSBE =Award Winners to stay abreast of whats going on with past winners.
It is the intent of KOSBE to be the go-to organization in the Tri-Cities for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their businesses, by creating and developing the right tools and resources and cultivating the right partnerships. In partnership with Tennessee Small Business Development Centers (TSBDC) at ETSU, KOSBE can more effectively serve the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. For a complete listing of services, tools and resources, visit kosbe.org.
The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBAs funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of
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For more information about the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office and your Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), visit tsbdc.org and kosbe.org or call (423) 392.8825. Were social too; follow us on Facebook, Kosbe – The Small Business Connection, Twitter, @KOSBEConnection, LinkedIn group, KOSBE – The Small Business Connection and our YouTube Channel, KOSBEConnection.