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 number of 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 offer, 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 visit the Roane Chamber Calendar or call Allen Lutz at 865-376-2093 Ext. 206 to reserve your spot today! To view past workshops, view the list and links provided below.

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

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

The SCORE Greater Knoxville Chapter has over 50 experienced business men 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

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

 

TSBDC - QuickBooks Training 1: Accounting Basics
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fee: No Cost
TSBDC at Tennessee State University - Online

 

TSBDC - QuickBooks Training 2: How to Navigate Through QB Desktop
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fee: No Cost
TSBDC at Tennessee State University - Online

 

Brand Positioning: Make Your Brand Memorable

Thursday, September 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM

Fee: No Cost

Online Webinar Hosted by TSBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office

 

TSBDC - Government Contracting 101 Part 1 

(Part 2 is on Thursday, September 15; see below)

Monday, September 12, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: No Cost
TSBDC at RSCC - Online

 

 

Government Contracting 101 | Part 1 – East TN

Monday, September 12, 2022

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Fee: No Cost

by UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center

 

Marketing: Learn how to use words to stand out, build a legacy, and induce action

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fee: No Cost

Online Facilitated by Murfreesboro | TSBDC of Middle Tennessee State University

 

 

 Ask an Attorney (Q&A)

Wednesday, September 14

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

 

Preparing to Meet with Corporate Buyers/Doing Business with TVA

Thursday, September 15, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: No Cost

Online Facilitated by TSBDC @ Southwest Tennessee Community College

 

Government Contracting 101 | Part 2 – East TN

Thursday, September 15, 2022

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Fee: No Cost

by UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center

 

 

Government Contracting 101 Part 2

Thursday, September 15, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: No Cost

Online Facilitated by TSBDC at RSCC - Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

 

Business Canvas Modeling

Friday, September 15, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: No Cost

Online Facilitated by TSBDC at RSCC - Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

 

QuickBooks Online for Small Business Owners

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: No Cost

Online Facilitated by Murfreesboro | TSBDC of Middle Tennessee State University

 

Building a Personal Brand

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fee: No Cost

Online Facilitated by Murfreesboro | TSBDC of Middle Tennessee State University

 

Understanding Financial Statements for Non-Accountants (In Person Event)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

6:00 – 7:30 PM EDT

Fee: Free

Live Event (In Person): Greater Knoxville SCORE Office,412 North Cedar Bluff Rd. Suite 450, Knoxville, TN, 37923

 

Social Media 101

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fee: No Cost

Online Facilitated by Murfreesboro | TSBDC of Middle Tennessee State University

 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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