Business Briefs: Website sponsors open house

Business Briefs: Website sponsors open house

November 29th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Business Around the Region

Website sponsors open house

A website that explores the local economy and free markets in Chattanooga is sponsoring an event at a Dayton, Tenn., farm that produces goats milk, eggs, honey and soap. and the Bill Ensinger family will host a two-day "Local Economy in One Lesson" event Friday and Saturday at the 6-acre farm at 1334 Pierce Hill Road.

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Dixie-Does Farm, known for marketing Dixie Soaps, goats milk bath bars made by Ensinger's wife, Becky.

David Tulis, who runs the website, said he wants to interest Chattanoogans in the local food movement.

Roper recruiting 100 workers

The Georgia Department of Labor's LaFayette Career Center will help Roper Corp. fill about 100 production jobs at its manufacturing facility in Walker County on Friday.

The recruitment will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bank of LaFayette's Community Room, 104 North Main St. in LaFayette.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Selected applicants will work from 20 to 40 hours each week at $10.25 an hour.

Center on Main to break ground

The Center on Main will break ground on Chattanooga's Southside during the MAINx24 celebration Saturday.

The 20,000-square-foot complex at 320 E. Main St. will house the Center for Integrative Medicine, Center MedSpa, physical therapy space and a multipurpose room to accommodate yoga, tai chi and educational seminars. It will be home to about 50 employees when it opens in August 2013.

Terry and Dr. Jeffrey Jump are the owners of the businesses.

"There is no doubt, Center on Main will be an impactful and significant addition to the Southside," said Jon Kinsey, former Chattanooga mayor and principal partner at KPH Development.