ROANE ALLIANCE

We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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ROANE ECD

We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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ROANE TOURISM

We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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ROANE CHAMBER

We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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EDUCATION MATTERS

We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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RETIRE ROANE

We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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Business Resources & Training:

The Roane Alliance partners with a few organizations to provide business resources and training in the area.  There are in-person and virtual training opportunities. To find out more about the resources each of them offers, call or visit their website below.

In addition, the Roane Chamber hosts professional development workshops to help professionals and individuals learn more about subjects of interest.

For a current list of upcoming workshops, please see the below left-side of this page.  To view past workshops, view the right-side of this page. If you have questions, you may contact Allen Lutz at 865-675-9086, ext. 206, or alutz@RoaneAlliance.org. 

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC)
at Roane State Community College (RSCC)
Location: Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Website: https://tsbdc.org/center/oakridge/
Contact: Stephen W. Williams, TSBDC Director, 865-483-2668, swilliams@tsbdc.org

The SCORE Greater Knoxville Chapter has over 50 experienced businessmen and women who volunteer their time to provide a free consulting service to East Tennessee small business owners. They also conduct workshops, webinars, and provide an online library of business articles.
Website: https://greaterknoxville.score.org

UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ut-procurement-technical-assistance-center-9783250708

For other events, you can also visit the Roane Chamber Calendar.

 

Upcoming Training:
(to view more training options from their organizations, visit their websites above):

 How to Turn Your Invention Into A Product and Bring It to Market
Thursday, January 26, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Fee: Free
Online Greater Knoxville SCORE Office


How To Create A Marketing Plan For Your Small Business
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Fee: Free
Online Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

 

Step-by-Step Email Marketing Guide For Your Business
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office 

 

Social Media Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business
Thursday, February 2, 2023
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

 

How To Find Funding Opportunities For Black-Owned Businesses
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

 

Ask an Attorney (Q&A)
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: No Cost
Online: Facilitated by TSBDC of Chattanooga
Description: In this one-hour Q&A session, you have access to an attorney and can ask your business-related legal questions at no-cost. Speaker: Chuck Fisher of Grant, Konvalinka, and Harrison P.C.Online

 

Small Business Tax Questions - Ask the CPA 2023
Thursday, February 9, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

 

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

 

Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fee: No Cost
Online Facilitated by TSBDC at RSCC - Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

 

How to Start an Online Business on a Budget
Thursday, February 16, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

 

5 Steps to Marketing Success
Wednesday, February 21, 2023
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fee: No Cost
Online: Facilitated by TSBDC @ Volunteer State Community College

 

Franchising as a Career, an Investment or Both! (Start-up Assistance)
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Facilitated by TSBDC @ Cleveland State Community College

 

Small Business Cash Flow – Understanding Money Management
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

How to Recession-Proof Your Business
Thursday, February 23, 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Greater Knoxville SCORE Office

Top 10 Legal Considerations for Small Businesses (Business Basics)
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Facilitated by TSBDC @ Cleveland State Community Murfreesboro TSBDC of Middle Tennessee State University

Marketing: Learn how to use words to stand out, build a legacy, and induce action
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:10 AM (Central Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Facilitated by TSBDC @ Cleveland State Community Murfreesboro TSBDC of Middle Tennessee State University

Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fee: No Cost
Online Facilitated by TSBDC at RSCC - Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

 

Social Media 101
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:10 AM (Central Time)
Fee: No Cost
Online: Facilitated by TSBDC @ Cleveland State Community Murfreesboro TSBDC of Middle Tennessee State University

How Do I Get a Loan with SBA and/or USDA?
Thursday, April 27, 202
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee: No Cost
Online: Facilitated by TSBDC @ Volunteer State Community College

  

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Recorded Virtual Workshops Available to View: 

 

Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: ADA Reasonable Accommodation
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
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Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: Workplace Harassment
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
View Recorded Video

 
Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: The Big Payback can lead to the Big Payout: Retaliation
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: Is Your Internal Harassment Investigation Process the Best it Can Be?
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: The Three-Headed Monster: ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
View Recorded Video

 

Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: COVID-19 and EEO Laws: What You Should Know
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: EEOC Overview
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
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Webinar - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Webinar: Social Media and Workplace Implications
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 
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Webinar - Preventing Violence in the Workplace: What HR and Managers Need to Know and Do - Part 2
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - Part 2
View Recorded Video

 
Webinar - Preventing Violence in the Workplace: What HR and Managers Need to Know and Do - Part 1
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - Part 1
View Recorded Video

 
Effective Email Marketing For Small Businesses
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
View Recorded Video

 
Webinar - Tennessee's Drug-Free Workplace Program
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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Workshop - Workers Compensation 101
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
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Workshop - How To Start An Online Business
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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