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June 23, 2024 | Tom Ballard

News & Notes | Registration opens for Appalachian Regional Commission’s annual conference

The event will be hosted in early September in Chattanooga. Two other opportunities also exist.

From Chattanooga:

Registration is now open for the Appalachian Regional Commission‘s (ARC) annual conference. Scheduled for September 4 and 5 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, this year’s theme is Advancing Appalachia.

Co-hosted by the State of Tennessee where Governor Bill Lee is the States’ Co-Chair, the event will highlight how the 13 states and 423 counties are working together to advance Appalachia. By building businesses and workforces, investing in infrastructure and tourism, and growing local leadership capacity, ARC says its partners are strengthening the region.

To register, click here.

From Knoxville but with Statewide Implications:

The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) has scheduled its annual “Lunch and Learn” session with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) beginning at 11 a.m. EDT on July 24. The virtual event will feature Joe Hoagland, a tenured industry expert and TVA’s Vice President of Enterprise Relations and Innovation.

The 90-minute event is free for TAEBC members and $25 for others. To register, click on this link.

From Cookeville:

The Biz Foundry announced that it is bringing back one of its most popular programs, but the workshop has an upper limit on attendees. On the eve of the Fourth of July celebration, the entrepreneur center is hosting Digital Solutions: Building Your First Webpage from 5:30 to 7 p.m. CDT on July 3 at The Biz Foundry, 114 North Cedar Avenue in Cookeville. Cost is $30 per person plus a processing fee, and attendance is capped at a dozen participants. Pending space available, those interested can register here.

From Kingsport:

The City has named Steven Bower as its new Economic Development Director. He’s a double graduate of East Tennessee State University, earning a Bachelor of Political Science degree and a Masters of Public Administration.

While in graduate school, Bower interned with the University of Tennessee’s Institute for  Public Service. Over the past three years Bower has worked in various capacities within the Kingsport Office of Economic Development, including as an Economic Development Specialist since July 2022.

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