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    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    For Immediate Release  October 19, 2020  Contact:Sharon Hayes Executive Director Keep Kingsport Beautiful423-392-8814 (office)423-408-9973 (cell)    Keep Kingsport Beautiful Marks 40th Anniversary  Kingsport – In 1980, a group of citizens concerned about keeping Kingsport beautiful established Clean Kingsport to promote litter prevention and environmental education. This year, Keep ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs, Keep Kingsport Beautiful
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Kingsport Chamber News Release    For Immediate Release  Tuesday, October 20, 2020CONTACT:  Sharon HayesExecutive Director of Keep Kingsport Beautiful E-mail: shayes@kingsportchamber.org (423) 392-8814 work (423) 408-9973 cell  Lynn Garden Cleanup Scheduled for October 24, 2020  KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Keep Kingsport Beautiful, with the support of the City of Kingsport Public Works Department, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs, Keep Kingsport Beautiful
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/13/2020 For more information: Lindsay Seaver Watauga Orthopaedics 423-782-8739 Lauren Miller Moxley Carmichael 865-544-0088 Watauga Orthopaedics seeks approval to build ambulatory surgery center Watauga Orthopaedics is seeking approval from the State of Tennessee to build a new Orthopaedic Surgery Center aimed at improving quality and access, while ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, October 08, 2020
    Gov. Lee Announces $50 Million in New Business Relief FundingIncludes Specific Support for Minority, Women-Owned, Veteran-Owned BusinessesWednesday, October 07, 2020 | 11:52am NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) today announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new Supplemental Employer Recovery ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Kingsport Chamber News Release  Wednesday, September 9, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT:Lora BarnettExecutive Director of Workforce Development & Government RelationsKingsport Chamber423.392.8835lbarnett@kingsportchamber.org  Kingsport Chamber to host Virtual Job Fairs  KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Chamber will host a series of virtual job fairs. The virtual job fairs will take place ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    Kingsport City Schools News Release  Thursday, September 10, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                CONTACT: Marybeth McLain Communications Editor Kingsport City SchoolsPh.: (423) 378.2123mmclain@k12k.com    Editor's note: Six student headshots attached  Dobyns-Bennett High School Celebrates Six AP Diploma Recipients and ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    Kingsport City Schools News Release  Tuesday, September 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 CONTACT: Marybeth McLain Communications Editor Kingsport City Schools Ph.: (423) 378.2123mmclain@k12k.com Editor's Note: Headshot of Ryan Herzog attached.  Dobyns-Bennett High School Student Earns Perfect ACT ScoreKINGSPORT, ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Friday, September 04, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept. 4, 2020  For more information:Chris Markey423-229-9388chrismarkley@KingsportTN.govLibrary cards empower students and fuel academic successSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Kingsport Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    Media Contact:Kim Borges                                                                                                     Regions News Online: regions.doingmoretoday.comRegions Bank                                                                                      Regions News on Twitter: @RegionsNews317.221.6194  Thanking Health Care Heroes in the Tri-Cities: Regions Bank Teams Share the ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    Contact: Sharon Hayes Executive Director of Keep Kingsport BeautifulShayes@KingsportChamber.org (423) 392-8814September 1, 2020For immediate release Keep Kingsport Beautiful kicks off this year’s Clean Team CampaignKINGSPORT – Keep Kingsport Beautiful is launching its 2020 Clean Team Campaign and encourages folks in the community to join the effort to help keep Kingsport beautiful.A program of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    Tennessee Releases New Digital Tool to Help Business Owners Check Relief Payment EligibilityBusinesses must confirm information by Sept. 25 deadline  Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Department of Revenue announced today a new digital eligibility tool for small business owners to determine if their business may be eligible for a Tennessee Business Relief Program payment.  ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, August 31, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept. 1, 2020For more information: Lesley Phillips 423-224-2670lesleyphillips@KingsportTN.govCity of Kingsport seeks public input on Brickyard Park bridge projectThe City of Kingsport will hold in-person and online public meetings to receive comments and questions about the proposed “Brickyard Bridge” project.The project includes construction of an ADA-compatible ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport, Community
    Friday, August 28, 2020
    Kingsport Chamber News Release  Friday, August 28, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT:Lora BarnettExecutive Director of Workforce Development & Government RelationsKingsport Chamber423.392.8835lbarnett@kingsportchamber.org  Kingsport Chamber to host Virtual Training Seminars and Job Fairs  KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Chamber will host a series of virtual training seminars and job fairs. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    August 27, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT:  Robin ClearyExecutive Director Downtown Kingsport AssociationE-mail: rcleary@downtownkingsport.org(423) 276-3065 cellDOWNTOWN KINGSPORT ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF COVID-19 RECOVERY MICRO-GRANTSKINGSPORT, TN – The Downtown Kingsport Association (DKA) along with Boomtown & Co. is excited to announce the recipients of the DKA COVID-19 Recovery ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs, Community, Chamber News & Board Highlights
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scott Eddlemon, Executive Director Telephone: 423.392.8423 E-Mail:scott@symphonyofthemountains.org Symphony of the Mountains Brass Quintet Opens Season Kingsport, TN – Live music returns to the region this fall as Symphony of the Mountains launches a unique season. The Symphony Brass Quintet will present outdoor concerts September 12 at 6:00pm at the Allandale Mansion ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    Are you an employer or National Guard or Reserve service member with questions about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)? Help is just a phone call away, at 800-336-4590, option 1. Our Customer Service Center team is ready and waiting to assist you. Additional resources are available at www.ESGR.mil.
    Categories: Community
    Friday, August 14, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2020 CONTACT: Gillum Ferguson gillum.ferguson@tn.gov 615-253-4516 Gov. Lee Announces Expanded Small Business Relief; New Relief Programs for Agriculture, Tourism, and Workforce Development Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced today new and expanded financial relief programs for small ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs, Community
    Thursday, August 13, 2020
    SANTA TRAIN PARTNERS ANNOUNCE ALTERNATIVE PLAN FOR 2020 EVENTCSX reimagines the Santa Train amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemicKINGSPORT, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2020) – CSX and the Santa Train partners today announced an alternative plan for this year’s event. Holiday gifts will be distributed at key Food City locations along the usual Santa Train route instead of from the traditional train. This decision ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Thursday, August 06, 2020
    KINGSPORT CHAMBER  NEWS RELEASE  Thursday, August 6, 2020                                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 CONTACT:                                 Bob FeaginsExecutive Director of Communications & DevelopmentKingsport ChamberOffice: (423) 392-8815Mobile: ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Kingsport Public Library Fall 2020 Virtual Class Schedule Want to learn more about using digital tools? Not sure where to get started with a research paper? Managing a project a mystery? Kingsport Public Library is partnering with Grow with Google to deliver virtual computer classes to the community. Brush up on digital tools or learn to use new ones. These are useful skills for job seekers, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2020 Media Contact: Beth Rhinehart Tele: (423) 360-6777 E-Mail: Brhinehart@bristolchamber.org  Local Business Recovery Fund Announces 46 New Grants In Second Round Of Awards Latest grants tally - more than quarter million dollars overall going to needy small businesses (Northeast TN/Southwest VA) – The second, and final, round of grants from the Local ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
    Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association News Release  Monday, July 6, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 CONTACT: Marybeth McLain Communications Editor Kingsport City Schools Ph.: (423) 378.2123mmclain@k12k.com    Editor's Note: Dobyns-Bennett High School logo attached. Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Board Announces 2020 ...read more
    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
    Entertaining, Educating, Enriching   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ​​​Scott Eddlemon, Executive Director​​​​​​​​Telephone: 423.392.8423 E-Mail:scott@symphonyofthemountains.org   Symphony of the Mountains Announces 2020-2021 Season   Kingsport, TN – Live music returns to the region in September as Symphony of the Mountains launches a unique season.  The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the ...read more
    Monday, June 29, 2020
     Kingsport to Celebrate Fourth of July from TWO Fireworks Locations  Kingsport, TN – The City of Kingsport 2020 Fourth of July Celebration will be a drive-in fireworks extravaganza! The fireworks will begin Saturday, July 4, around 9:45PM for a 10-15 minute display. They will be set off in two areas, a downtown vicinity and an Eastman Road vicinity, to maximize the viewing area. Fireworks will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber Events & Programs
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020 Contact: Aundrea Wilcox Phone 423-392-8825 Email awilcox@kosbe.org  KOSBE TSBDC Kingsport Affiliate Office Announces New Enriched Technical Assistance Program Funded by CARES Act  KINGSPORT – Through a unique funding opportunity with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Tennessee Small Business Development Centers and East Tennessee State University, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Monday, June 22, 2020
    Contact:Danielle CannonHMG Communications and Marketing Manager (423) 578-1514danielle.cannon@myhmg.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 22, 2020HMG’s New MeadowView Surgery Center Receives License to Provide Affordable Outpatient Surgical Alternatives in KingsportAmbulatory surgery center (ASC) completes first high-quality, cost-effective outpatient surgical procedures Kingsport, Tenn. (June 18, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community
    Monday, June 22, 2020
    NEWS RELEASE  Monday, June 22, 2020                                                                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   CONTACT:               Jud TeagueExecutive DirectorVisit KingsportOffice: (423) 392-8818Mobile: (423) 914-8989jteague@visitkingsport.com    “Field of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber Events & Programs
    Friday, June 19, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdrienne Batara423-229-9413Adriennebatara@kingsporttn.gov2020 Census EventsGet help filling your Census out and grab some pizza and swag!  KINGSPORT, TN – Have you completed your 2020 Census? If you haven’t, there is still plenty of time to do so. There will be several Census events happening in the coming weeks to help answer questions about the Census or assist those who ...read more
    Monday, June 15, 2020
    1020 Jericho Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663 – (423) 279-0430 – www.netfoodbank.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​​​​​Contact:  Tracey Edwards June 11, 2020​​​​​​​Community Relations Manager ​​​​​​​​communityrelations@netfoodbank.org ​​​​​​​​(423) 279-0430 ext. 203   Second Harvest Food Bank to Distribute Fresh Produce and Dairy Products Boxes at Second Harvest Location in Kingsport    Northeast TN ...read more
    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChris Markley(423) 229-9488ChrisMarkley@KingsportTN.govVirtual Summer Events at Kingsport Public Library  KINGSPORT, TN – There are plenty of fun opportunities to engage your mind with the Kingsport Public Library this summer. Look below to find events for the entire family, hosted by the library.  June Events:·         Lego Family Master Challengeo    Theme: Imagine your ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    Tennessee Business Relief Program On June 2, 2020, Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Through the Tennessee Business Relief Program, Governor Lee has directed the Tennessee Department of Revenue to issue approximately $200 million in business relief payments to reimburse more than 28,000 ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHannah Powell423-392-8414HannahPowell@KingsportTN.govCreative Placemaking in Downtown Kingsport  KINGSPORT, TN – The Creative Placemaking Grant Project is now underway!   After a delay in the project due to the Governor’s Safer at Home Order, the winners of the Creative Placemaking competition are hard at work painting in the alley between Shelby Street and Cherokee Street ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           Press Release: Barge Design Solutions Community Fund Contributes to COVID-19 Relief Efforts  Tri Cities, TN – (June 2, 2020) The Barge Design Solutions, Inc. Community Fund recently awarded a total of $35,000 in grants to organizations contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts.  As our nation slowly opens following stay-at-home orders and other restrictions, many ...read more
    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChris Markley423-229-9488ChrisMarkley@KingsportTN.gov  Summer Reading at Kingsport Public Library kicks off June 1  KINGSPORT, TN – Every summer, the Kingsport Public Library invites the community to join the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, Imagine Your Story, invites participants to explore the world of stories and imagine where their story will take ...read more
    Categories: Arts, Community
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    STREAMWORKS VIRTUAL ENGINEERING SUMMER CAMP FEATURES SPECIAL GUEST MISS AMERICA 2020 CAMILLE SCHRIER  KINGSPORT, Tenn. – STREAMWORKS, Powered by Eastman in Education, is hosing four virtual STEM summer camps this summer in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and one camp is gaining extra attention due to its celebrity guest – Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier.  Schrier, 24, grew up in Bucks County, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChris Markley423-229-9488ChrisMarkley@KingsportTN.gov  Curbside Pickup at Kingsport Public Library beginning June 1  KINGSPORT, TN – Kingsport Public Library, along with the majority of other area libraries, plans to begin a curbside pickup system on Monday, June 1.  Curbside service will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting the event calendar ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    KOSBE to Share Recovery Strategies for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus PandemicRelease Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020Contact: awilcox@kosbe.orgPhone: (423) 392-8801KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) can help small businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in three ways: Help small businesses document their economic injury and explore ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    Kingsport City Schools News Release Tuesday, May 5, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Marybeth McLain Communications Editor Kingsport City Schools Ph.: (423) 378.2123mmclain@k12k.comDobyns-Bennett High School Graduation AnnouncementKINGSPORT, Tenn. – After much consideration and after consulting with many students, Dobyns-Bennett High School is moving forward with plans to hold a ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Monday, May 04, 2020
        Kingsport Chamber News Release   Monday, May 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Vanessa Bennett Executive Director of Operations & Talent Development Kingsport Chamber (423) 392-8813 vbennett@kingsportchamber.org  S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership taking applications for two sessions   KINGSPORT, Tenn. –- The Kingsport Chamber announced today its youth leadership program ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Chris Markley423-229-9488ChrisMarkley@KingsportTN.gov  Library Offers Help with Applying for Unemployment Benefits  KINGSPORT, TN - The Kingsport Public Library is now providing a much needed service to help the public get through this current crisis. Kingsport Public Library Reference Librarians will now be available via Skype to provide assistance with applying or certifying for unemployment ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport, Community
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Fun Fest Hits Pause on This Year’s Festival  Kingsport, TN – Fun Fest announced today that this year’s festival has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).  In 1981, the first Fun Fest was held with the goal of bringing the community together.  For 39 years, this popular festival has helped make countless memories for generations of families in our area and was ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    April 28, 2020   Citizens of Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport and all of Carter, Sullivan and Washington counties:   As our cities and counties move forward with reopening plans and procedures, local leaders remind citizens that we are not returning to "normal." Our new normal will look different, with health precautions remaining a necessary part of everyday life. It is more ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, April 24, 2020
    Regional Entrepreneur Center Sync Space announcing $50,000 for innovation program aimed at restarting our regional economy. SULLIVAN COUNTY - Sync Space Entrepreneur Center and TSG Innovation Group, with support from Activated Capital, are announcing the Restart Accelerator, an innovation program to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will identify, promote, and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, April 24, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity of KingsportCONTACT: Sullivan County Regional Health Department423-279-2777  Best Practices, Reopening Plan & Public Health Order #2  KINGSPORT, TN - As our cities and counties move forward with reopening plans and procedures, local leaders remind citizens that we are not returning to "normal." Our new normal will look different, with business and health precautions ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brianne Wright 423-224-2559 briannewright@kingsporttn.gov   The Kingsport Public Library wants your COVID-19 stories!   KINGSPORT, TN - We are living through a historic moment in time and the Kingsport Public Library and Archives wants to capture, document and preserve your stories and memories about life during the COVID-19 Pandemic. History is normally associated ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, April 13, 2020
    Friday, April 03, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:Emily ThompsonVisit Kingsport423-863-2960   Following recommendations from state and local health officials, Racks by the Tracks Festival, the SPF 5K/10K Races and the Spring Wing Fling have been rescheduled for August 14-15, at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market.Originally scheduled for May 15-16, the festival is being postponed as a precaution due to ongoing concerns ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdrienne Batara423-440-0442adriennebatara@kingsporttn.govCity Playgrounds Closing per Safer at Home Order  KINGSPORT, TN – Per the Executive Order from Governor Lee and at the decision of the City of Kingsport officials, playgrounds within the city will begin closing tomorrow, April 1. The playgrounds will be closed until further notice.  City park spaces, including Bays ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport, Community
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    COVID-19 Bulletin #8Monday, March 30, 2020 | 05:00pm Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Administration Actions Executive Order 22 – Statewide Safer at ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    First Horizon Foundation Donates $2.5 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts throughout its Communities MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 31, 2020 – First Horizon Foundation announced today that it is donating $2.5 million in support of COVID-19 emergency relief efforts to nonprofit organizations throughout its footprint. The funding will be distributed to select organizations that provide meal, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERenee Ensor423-224-2489reneeensor@kingsporttn.govPostponed: Registration for Summer ProgramKingsport, TN – The Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department is postponing registration for their summer program due to the current COVID-19 situation.Parents who are interested in enrolling their child or children should check the parks and recreation website for updates.If you have ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Monday, March 30, 2020
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020   CONTACT Diana Meredith 423.914.1231 mobile diana@goodwilltnva.org   Goodwill Tenneva Announces Store Closures   Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, Goodwill Tenneva is announcing temporary store closures throughout Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.   Store closures have taken place this week in Goodwill Tenneva’s 17-county service ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    OR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdrienne Batara423-440-0442adriennebatara@kingsporttn.govSafer at Home Health Order Issued  KINGSPORT, TN – Sullivan County Regional Health Department (SCRHD) has issued a Safer at Home Health Order for the residents of Sullivan County starting 12:01 a.m. March 31 until further notice. SCRHD and the City of Kingsport believe this order is necessary to protect the health of all ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport, Community
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    COVID-19 Bulletin 7 - March 26, 2020Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 05:00pm Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Key Updates COVID-19 Unified Command On ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    COVID-19 Bulletin #6 - March 25, 2020Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 05:00pm Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Key Updates Tornado Disaster ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    March 24, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.Dear Families and Staff of Bristol, Kingsport, and Sullivan County Schools:We have continued to consult with the Sullivan County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the CDC since our last communication, receiving updates and information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it affects school operations.  As of 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPublic Works423-229-9451Spring Clean-Up WeeksDates for this year are March 30 - April 10  KINGSPORT, TN - From March 30 through April 10, the city of Kingsport is holding its annual spring clean-up service for residents. Residents can place extra items on the curb for garbage crews to haul away at no extra charge. The city encourages residents to clean up and clean out their ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    REGION AHEAD SITE LAUNCHES NEW FEATURES Online portal designed to support local community and economy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local economic leaders want more businesses to input data into a new website designed to help regional businesses in the wake of COVID-19. More than 200 regional businesses have entered vital information since Thursday, organizers say. “The more businesses that respond, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Sullivan County Regional Health Department 154 Blountville Bypass - P.O. Box 630 – Blountville, TN 37617 - Phone 423-279-2777. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT NAME: SARAH DICKENSON PHONE NUMBER: (423)279-2638 DATE: 3/24/2020 MEDIA ADVISORY GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH OFFICIALS HOST SOCIAL DISTANCING DISCUSSION BLOUNTVILLE, TN. Government and health leaders from the Northeast Region and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJessica Harmon423-229-9381jessicaharmon@kingsporttn.gov  Building Department Open for Business via Online or Phone  KINGSPORT, TN - The City of Kingsport building department has closed its doors to the public in an effort to protect citizens and staff, but is still open for business. The city encourages the development community to keep in contact with Development Services ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    COVID-19 Bulletin #5 - March 24, 2020Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 06:00pm Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Key Updates National Guard Mobilization Gov. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    COVID-19 Bulletin #4 - March 23, 2020Monday, March 23, 2020 | 05:45pm Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3 p.m. CT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Updates & Reminders Executive Order ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020   CONTACT:     Gillum Ferguson                         gillum.ferguson@tn.gov                         615-253-4516   Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin #3   Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Citizens of Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport and all of Sullivan and Washington counties:   Our communities are facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As of today, there is only one case in our region and no evidence of community transmission—but it is crucial that our region takes definitive steps to prepare for the coming weeks.   Our highest priorities ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport, Community
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020   CONTACT:     Gillum Ferguson                         gillum.ferguson@tn.gov                         615-253-4516   Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin #2   Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around COVID-19 relief. Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week through Thursday at 3 p.m. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdrienne Batara423-229-9413adriennebatara@kingsporttn.govCity to Close Library, Aquatic Center, Community CentersAll city facilities will close Thursday at 5 p.m. until further notice  KINGSPORT, TN – At the recommendation of the CDC and the Sullivan County Regional Health Department, the City of Kingsport will close the Kingsport Public Library and all other community ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Kingsport ChamberVisit KingsportDowntown Kingsport Association (DKA)Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE)  NEWS RELEASE  Wednesday, March 18, 2020                                                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdrienne Batara423-440-0442adriennebatara@kingsporttn.gov  Update on City Facility Closure List  KINGSPORT, TN - Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, these city facilities are closed until further notice.   Civic Auditorium: Closing at 5:00 p.m.with the exception of essential public meetings for city commissions.The Mansion and all associated Allandale facilities. ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    COVID-19 Bulletin #1 - March 17, 2020Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 06:00pm Governor Bill Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week through Thursday at 3 p.m. CT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here. Announcements COVID-19 Testing Sites Remote assessment sites for COVID-19 are quickly becoming available through ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdrienne Batara423-229-9413adriennebatara@kingsporttn.govCity to Suspend All Facility Programs and ClassesAll city-sponsored programs, classes and events suspended indefinitely  KINGSPORT, TN – As of today, March 16, all city-sponsored programs, classes and events have been suspended indefinitely. This decision comes from City Manager Chris McCartt at the recommendation of ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Scott Eddlemon, Executive Director                                                                                               Telephone: 423.392.8423E-Mail:scott@symphonyofthemountains.org  Update Regarding Symphony of the MountainsKingsport, TN – At the direction of the board, most remaining Symphony of the Mountains concerts and events for ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERenee McBryar423-229-9412reneemcbryar@kingsporttn.govPOSTPONED: Mayor’s Town Hall  KINGSPORT, TN – At this time, Mayor Shull is postponing the scheduled Mayor’s Town Hall event at the Renaissance Center on March 31 to a future date. The city will continue to listen to citizens and communicate important public information through the city website and social media ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)Release Date: Friday, March 13, 2020Release Number: 20-24Contact: Jennifer.Kelly@sba.gov (202)205-7036  WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation:“The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 ...read more
    Categories: KOSBE, Community, Chamber Events & Programs
    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdam Thanz(423)224-2532adamthanz@kingsporttn.gov  Explore the Stars This Spring at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium  Kingsport, TN – Calling all dinosaur lovers and star enthusiasts! Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium has two new planetarium shows this spring that explore the planet’s reptiles of old and the stars in the sky above us. Plus, “SunWatch” and “StarWatch” are back ...read more
    Categories: City of Kingsport
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Scott Eddlemon, Executive Director                                                                                               Telephone: 423.392.8423E-Mail:scott@symphonyofthemountains.org  Stradivarius Violin Featured in Kingsport Concert  Kingsport, TN – Symphony of the Mountains, under the direction of Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    KINGSPORT CHAMBER  NEWS RELEASE  Friday, February 7, 2020                                                                                             FOR RELEASE at 10 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2020                                            CONTACT:                                 Bob FeaginsExecutive Director of Communications & DevelopmentKingsport ChamberOffice: (423) 392-8815Mobile: (423) ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Events & Programs
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Kingsport City Schools Media Advisory/Photo OpportunityTuesday, January 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 CONTACT: Marybeth McLainCommunications Editor Kingsport City Schools Ph.: (423) 378.2123mmclain@k12k.com WHAT: Dobyns-Bennett High School Inaugural Douglass Commemorative Basketball GamesWHEN: Saturday, February ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Monday, January 27, 2020
    Press Release – For Immediate ReleaseContact: Bertina Dew, Executive DirectorMobile: 423-863-1280 Email: dewbertina@gmail.comKingsport Ballet – 201 Cherokee Street – Kingsport, TN  37660  KINGSPORT BALLET TO STAGE COPPELIAApril 2020 Production at Northeast State  Kingsport, TN – After 25 years, Kingsport Ballet prepares to re-stage the ballet classic, Coppelia, under the direction of Valeria ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, January 24, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Scott Eddlemon, Executive Director                                                                                              Telephone: 423.392.8423E-Mail:scott@symphonyofthemountains.org  “Let’s Dance!”  Family Concert  Kingsport, TN – Symphony of the Mountains performs the ever-popular Family Concert as their first event of the New ...read more
    Categories: Member News