Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians hires Sandi Blalock as Tri-Cities director

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians has hired longtime advocate Sandi Blalock as director of the Appalachian Highlands Region in the Tri-Cities. Blalock, a lifelong volunteer with the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, previously served as a troop leader, service unit manager and longstanding board member. “While Sandi is a new staff member, she is no stranger to … Read More

Highway Transport announced driver pay increase to begin immediately

Highway Transport, a bulk chemical transportation company, is implementing an immediate pay increase for drivers that will apply to both hourly and mileage pay across all 14 of the company’s service centers. “Our drivers are our most crucial asset, and we are committed to rewarding them for their commitment to quality and safety for our customers,” said Marshall Franklin, President … Read More

How to use your smartphone to find a new home

UScellular shares tips on how to use your smartphone to aid in search Technology continues to change the house hunting experience for both renters and buyers. Along with the guidance of a trusted real estate agent, the latest smartphone tech and apps can help users become smarter and more efficient in the search for their next house. In fact, research … Read More

Highway Transport launches enhanced MyHighway Customer Portal

TempTrack™ provides customers access to real-time cargo location and temperature Highway Transport has launched the enhanced MyHighway Customer Portal to provide expansive functionality, including live updates on cargo location and temperature 24 hours a day through TempTrack™. The portal, which is now available to all Highway Transport customers, is a one-stop digital storehouse of past and present load activity, important … Read More

UScellular donates $30,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Wireless carrier’s grant focuses on education and inspiring interest in STEM-centered careers UScellular has announced a $30,000 investment in Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to provide educational opportunities and experiences to local youth. UScellular’s investment supports K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and academic enrichment programs for club members and is part of a $1 … Read More

How mobile devices can help small businesses succeed in 2021

In honor of Small Business Week, UScellular offers tech tips for small business Despite the many difficulties and struggles they faced in 2020, small businesses have plenty to look forward to this year. The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce reported that total e-commerce sales for 2020 were an estimated $791.7 billion, a 32.4% increase from 2019. Total … Read More

Highway Transport earns Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award for outstanding safety

For the second time in three years, Highway Transport has earned the Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award, which the American Chemistry Council (ACC) presented today during its virtual Responsible Care® and Sustainability Conference. Responsible Care® is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. The 2021 Partner of the Year Award recognizes an ACC partner … Read More

Downtown Knoxville is hiring

Nearly 50 businesses in downtown Knoxville are hiring, and the Downtown Knoxville Alliance is offering a roundup of work opportunities on its website. “Downtown Knoxville is open for business, and multiple ways to work in this unique district with so much energy are available now from retail to hospitality to restaurants,” said Michele Hummel, executive director of the Downtown Knoxville … Read More

Highway Transport joins nonprofit aimed at supporting women in trucking

Highway Transport becomes a Women in Trucking Association corporate member Highway Transport is now a corporate member of the Women in Trucking Association, a nonprofit that encourages and supports women’s employment in the transportation industry. According to the American Trucking Association, the number of female truck drivers increased by 68% between 2010 and 2018. While more women continue to get … Read More