KPD_News_77

The Kingsport Police Department is pleased to announce that we will soon be conducting our next Citizens Police Academy.‚  The Academy is open to people 18 years of age or older who either reside or work within the city limits.‚  The Academy is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10, 2012.‚  The Academy will meet twice each week on Monday and Thursday evenings for four consecutive weeks from 6:00 until about 8:00 pm with the final class being held on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

The Citizens Academy is not designed to prepare citizens to become police officers; however, it will give citizens a chance to walk a few steps in our shoes to get the feel of what it might be like to serve as a police officer and understand why we do what we do.‚  Citizens Academy classes include a mixture of classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities.‚  Class topics include:

Welcome, Orientation, Justice Center Tour

Traffic Stops, Vehicle Approaches, Building Searches

Defensive Tactics and the Use of Force

Crime Scene Investigations

The Police K-9 as a Tool for Law Enforcement

Explosive Ordinance Disposal

Collision and D.U.I. Investigations

S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics)

The deadline to submit an application will be Friday, August 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm.‚  Anyone interested needs to submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have previously submitted an application.

For more information and to download an application, visit our website at www.police.kingsporttn.gov and click on the Citizens Academy tab.

Road_Construction_45

KINGSPORT ‚¬ As part of Kingsports ongoing sewer collection system rehabilitation process, about 1,400 feet of sewer line in the vicinity of Cimarron Drive, Skyland Circle and Skyland Drive will be rehabilitated in a project starting Monday, July 30, 2012 and running through mid-September.

Several methods of replacement will be used, including digging and replacement and pipe bursting, although all methods require some amount of excavation. In addition to replacing the main sewer line, laterals connecting to the main line will also be rehabilitated.

Kingsports contractor on this project, Portland Utilities, will work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and work may occasionally stray beyond those normal hours.

All residents within the work area should be prepared for periods of limited ingress and egress. In particular, Cimarron Drive will see a majority of the sewer line construction, as well as Skyland Circle, and also impacting a portion of Skyland Drive.

As a result, residents and motorists accustomed to regularly using these roads should plan ahead and remember to use the utmost caution in work zones. For a map of the work zone, please refer to the PDF attachment to this email.

Sewer service should be continuous throughout the contract; however, there may be periods of limited sewer availability with advance notification. In all, Kingsport maintains and operates more than 500 miles of sewer collection system. For more information about project specifics, please call (423) 229-9454.

To view plans of this improvement, please click here.

Home | Initiative Overview | Get Involved! |  About Cities of Service  |  About AARP  |  About Cities of Service‚¬AARP Volunteer CSO Intiative | News | Contact Us‚ ‚ 

 

 

If you are interested in being a part of Impact Kingsport to help recruit new businesses or expanding existing businesses, please fill in the following information and tell us about your academic and business experience.

 

KOSBE_News_17

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) will host its Second Annual KOSBE Award Winners Reunion event, Breakfast of Champions on Friday, August 10 from 7:30 – 9 a.m., at Food City – Press Room, 300 Clinchfield Street, downtown, Kingsport.

This event is open to the public.

Attendees will hear from a panel of the industrys local leading marketing pros via a, Get Down to Business -Sales & Marketing Small Business Panel where panelists will be sharing the latest trends, case studies, best practices and advice for small businesses no matter how big or small your business is.

Panelists include: Carolyn Pierson Cook, president/CEO, Absolute Communications; Chris Bowen, founder/CEO, Cumberland Marketing; David Cate, creative director, Times Digital Group and Steve Willinger, marketing advisor/facilitator, SCORE-Bristol.

In addition to the panel discussion, this is an excellent opportunity for networking and there will be a special recognition for past award winners.

Marketing, sales and social media training classes are the most desired classes small business owners and entrepreneurs are asking for, said Aundrea Wilcox, senior business counselor with the Tennessee Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University Kingsport Affiliate Office and executive director of KOSBE. We are offering a very unique event by providing this valuable and insightful information from some of the most talented marketing professionals in our area – in one room!

Most importantly, we wanted to bring back our very popular reunion event to get our past winners together again and remind the public and business community who our winners are. The impact of these businesses on our local economy cannot be ignored, continued Wilcox.

Past KOSBE Award winners are: Tals Auto and Truck Repair (2011), Rasnick Family Chiropractic (2011), The Village at Allandale (2011), Hillhouse Graphics Design (2011), Aldebaran Financial (2011), F & L Limo & Livery (2011), Lake Pointe (2011), Kathy Richards with AdviCoach (2011), Picsee Studio LLC (2010), STYLE Custom Framing (2010), Performance Medicine (2010), Cumberland Marketing (2010), The Hair Benders 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), Joyce Grills of The Haggle Shop (2009), Elixir Media Group (2008), Flowers by CopperCreek (2008), Lake Pointe Advertising & Awards (2008), Interim Healthcare of East Tennessee (2008), Charlie Dotson of TCI Group (2008), Dr. Jerry Miller of Holston Medical Group (2008), Trigger Beeler’s Salsas & BBQ Sauces (2007), Tutoring Solutions (2007), AYP Automotive Service Center (2006), Lucent Glow (2006), Tricitiessports.com (2006), Clean & Safe LLC (2005), Landmark GIS (2005), Decor Exchange (2004), Tennessee Valley Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (2003), Professional Industrial Solutions LLC (2002), Effective Fitness (2001), MR Cleaners (2000), Creative Solutions Design Group (1999), Carter Chiropractic (1998), Tactical Systems Inc. (1997), Warranty One Mobile Mower Repair (1996), Wellness Revolution (1995), Auto Masters (1994).

Cost to attend event is the cost of breakfast, $15 per person. The event is open to the public, Kingsport Chamber members and non-chamber members and all KOSBE clients and past winners are encouraged to attend. Attendees are asked to pay for their breakfast at the door. There is a special KOSBE breakfast buffet discount for $15 which includes your drink and tax.

Seating is limited. Advanced registration is required and must be received by August 7, 2012. Anyone interested can‚ register online at kosbe.org or call (423) 392-8825 for more information.

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 Tennessee.

To schedule your‚ free confidential counseling appointment in a private setting by TSBDC-certified counselors in person, online by phone or e-mail call Marybeth McLain at (423) 392.8825 or e-mail, mmclain@kosbe.org.

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.

Cultural_Arts_3

The 3rd annual Kids Crawl is NEXT Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon, and will be located in Memorial Park (across from Dobyns- Bennett). This is our kickoff to the 2012-2013 Arts Education Season! We will be signing kids up for workshops and special projects as well as creating a surprise piece of art! We won’t be the only ones out there though. Suzuki Talent will be there allowing kids hands-on opportunity to learn how to play the violin, Brushstrokes n’ More (Kingsport’s new paint-your-own-pottery studio) will have a fun pottery activity, Dixie Homecrafters will be doing Child ID Kits again, Kingsport Theatre Guild will be creating masks and much more!

This is a FREE event! Ages Birth-200!!

School-News_36

KINGSPORT ‚¬ Kingsport City Schools is pleased to announce that John Adams Elementary School will offer a three- and four-year old preschool/daycare tuition program for the 2012-13 school year.

The program will offer a curriculum that is composed of developmentally appropriate practices in a nurturing and positive environment in order to enhance the learning and development of each individual child. Tennessee state preschool curriculum standards will be followed as licensed instructors prepare students both socially and academically for kindergarten.

Students do not have to be zoned for Kingsport City Schools or John Adams Elementary to attend. The program will offer full- and part-time care options. Hours of operation will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Space is limited and early registration is required. Parents interested in learning more about the program or who would like to register their child are encouraged to contact Regan Pierce at (423) 378-1409 or by email at rpierce@k12k.com.

-KCS-

KTG_News_4

KINGSPORT – Auditions for both KTG 65 and The Neverending Story Monday July 23 at 7PM at the Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Kingport, TN. Room #209.

The Neverending Story Auditions: All ages (8yrs – adult) needed to fill available roles for The Neverending Story. Various lead roles and small roles available. Rehearsal schedule is minimal. No preparation needed, auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.

KTG 65 Auditions: Ages 12 – Adult. Good actors needed to participate in KTG 65, a party featuring scenes and roving theatre Anniversary Bash, one night only September 15. Scenes from many different popular plays available. This should be a lot of fun for everyone involved! Rehearsal schedule is very flexible. Please come and be a part of this community building experience. No preparation needed, auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.

Actors may audition and participate in both.

***********

The 12-13 Season Blueprint Kick Off meeting will be held on August 7 at 7PM at the Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street. Kingsport, TN. If you have a desire to sing and perform. A wish to meet new people and have fun, come on out and see what we are all about. Blueprint meets regularly August through May. The meeting schedule is casual. There are no auditions to participate.

KOSBE_News_4

KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at ETSU will host a Free Small Business Sources of Capital Class – Show Me the Money! on Tuesday, August 7 from 6 – 9 p.m., at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 100, downtown, Kingsport and Thursday, August 16 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce, 107 E. Main Street, Suite 100, downtown Rogersville.

Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Too many small businesses are undercapitalized from the onset, and too many fail because they underestimate their short-term and long-term cash needs. This short-course is a quick introduction to the different types of small business financing options available to startups and existing businesses looking to expand.

This class will cover traditional sources of financing such as personal and business loans via local banks, as well as unconventional options such as retirement savings, grants, competitive awards, leasing options, purchase order financing, credit arrangements, peer-to-peer lending, venture capital firms, angel investors and more.

One big mistake small business owners make is pursuing business financing too soon and asking for too much or too little said,  Aundrea Wilcox, senior business counselor with the Tennessee Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University Kingsport Affiliate Office and executive director of KOSBE. We will show you how to calculate your needs using free online business tools and calculators that will help you prepare for backing whether youve been in business 10 weeks or 10 years.

Loan programs to be discussed will include but are not limited to: SBA 7(a), Microloan, and CDC/504 Loan Guaranty Programs; State of Tennessees Rural Microloan Loan Programs, the Patriot Express Loan Program, Export Express Loan Program and Pathway Lending Small Business Loans and Energy Efficiency Loans.

Presenters include: Sue Malone, president, Strategies for Small Business – #1 SBA lender status in West Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, Hawaii, North Carolina, and in the top five lenders category in other districts; Jacqueline Merritt, economic development specialist with the U. S. Small Business Administration; Aundrea Wilcox, senior business counselor with the Tennessee Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University Kingsport Affiliate Office and executive director of KOSBE; and Phil Black, program director for Pathway Lending.

Malone will cover SBAs newest loan program, the SBA Small Loan Advantage Working Capital Loan, which features loan amounts from as small as $5,000 to $25,000 that require NO COLLATERAL for startups and existing businesses.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Advanced registration is required and must be received by August 6, 2012 for Kingsport and August 15 for Rogersville. Anyone interested can register online at kosbe.org or call (423) 392-8825 for more information.

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 Tennessee.

To schedule your free confidential counseling appointment in a private setting by TSBDC-certified counselors in person, online by phone or e-mail call Marybeth McLain at (423) 392.8825 or e-mail, mmclain@kosbe.org.

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.

Library_News_8

Fire Marshals Office Bulletin: With the recent rainfall the ban on all outdoor open burning (recreational fires) inside the City of Kingsport has been lifted as of today July 12, 2012.