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JOIN US IN YOUR HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR!

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ANNUAL GALA SET FOR JUNE 18, 2021!

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Please join us for a night of Hollywood Glamour - Friday June 18, 2021 from 6pm - 10pm at The Barn at Maple Creek in Kingston!

February 2021 Update:  We are determined to bring Gala back!  However, we have rescheduled it to Friday, June 18, 2021 (from April 10, 2021) due to continued COVID-19 restrictions and recommended protocols.  However, in April, we are planning an online auction and will not hold a silent auction at the event in June.

We are so excited and appreciative about the huge response we have had from our sponsors, and are so thankful to announce that several of our sponsors last year donated their sponsorships and have committed to sponsoring again this year.  We are calling them Gala Champions because the Roane Alliance would not have been able to get through 2020 without them, not to mention they are all back on board as a 2021 Gala Sponsor! 

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EARL DUFF SUBARU
ENERGYSOLUTIONS
ORUD
UT-BATTELLE/ORNL

We appreciate their continued support as sponsors at the 2021 event, along with all of our other committed sponsors, tables and ticket commitments.  Thank you for your support and patience!  Anyone who committed to buying tickets or tables will remain on the guest list unless you tell us otherwise and will have first priority for availability.   And its not too late to be a sponsor!  Space will be limited because of the unwavering support of our sponsors and regular attendees so if you are interested in sponsorship or a table  you will probably want to get on the list as soon as possible!

We are hopeful that Friday, June 18, will be safe, however, the safety of our community and attendees are our biggest concern and we will monitor the situation to ensure that date will work.  We want to hold a safe and fun event and are prepared to choose another date if that is warranted.   So we hope you will plan to attend, but also be patient and stay tuned as we get closer!

The Facebook event page has now become our online auction event so look for a new event to be added for June 18.  Please like and follow The Roane Alliance page also for updates on this event and more!

The Roane Alliance Gala has become a night that so many look forward to.  On this night we celebration what makes Roane County great and its many accomplishments.  This event has now been combined with the Roane Chamber's annual awards banquet so this is the only annual fundraising event for the Alliance, and now for the Chamber.  The money raised will go towards funding the Roane Alliance and its programs that are designed to increase Roane County’s economic prosperity, while also shared with the Chamber and its programs that are designed to help and support local businesses grow.  This event also provides a focus and a backdrop for networking and relationship-building opportunities locally, regionally and nationally that helps facilitate growth in Roane County.

For sponsorship information or to reserve a table or tickets please contact us at 865-376-2093 ext  200 or RSVP@roanealliance.org.   If you would like to donate to our live or silent auctions please let us know.  The Silent Auction will be held virtually in April so we are taking commitments and items now!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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Earl Duff Subaru

EnergySolutions

Griffin Insurance Agency / Auto-Owners Insurance

ORUD

Roane County Government

UT-Battelle/ORNL

 

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SimplyBank.

 

Silver

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Roane Central Utility District

Roane Medical Center

Roane State Community College Foundation

TVA - Kingston Fossil Plant

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Teijin Carbon America, Inc.

 

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Duncan Family Automotive / Jerry Duncan Ford

Harriman Utility Board

MCLinc

ORNL Federal Credit Union

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C.R. Barger & Sons

 

Special Sponsors

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dean-Smith Realty, Debby Hill Realtor - Photography & Booth Sponsor

Bobcat of Knoxville - Entertainment Sponsor

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AUGUST UPDATE: This event will not be held on August 29. We are looking to reschedule for Spring 2021 and will make an announcement once the date is confirmed. Due to Executive Order No. 50, extending the state of emergency in TN until Aug 29, and rising cases in Roane County the Roane Alliance board members felt that rescheduling the event was the best decision to keep our staff, sponsors, friends, families, and all of Roane County safe. We have not canceled this Facebook event page because we want to make this change as easy as possible on those who planned to attend. This event page will be updated with the new date once it is confirmed. Please continue to follow The Roane Alliance for updates on this event and more! Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, and friends for your understanding and patience!

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UPDATE JUNE 3, 2020: Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding about postponing our annual fundraiser. We are hopeful that we will be able to hold this event if restrictions continue to be lifted. We are looking at Saturday, August 29 so hold that date and we will be making a decision in the coming weeks. We are so thankful for the continued support of our sponsors and attendees and love knowing that many of you are ready and want us to hold this event. That means so much since this event is such an important fundraiser for the Roane Alliance. Please share & stay tuned!

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UPDATE MAY 20, 2020: First and foremost, the Roane Alliance is committed to making the best decisions to ensure the safety of our community. The Roane Alliance Board voted on Thursday to postpone the Roane Alliance Gala - A Night in Roane indefinitely. Therefore, the event will not be held on Friday, June 5. We are looking at a date later in the summer but we feel, at this time, that there are still too many unknowns to set another date. As details are announced for Phase 2 of Governor Lee’s plan for Reopening Tennessee Responsibly, we plan to reassess the situation and make a decision in the weeks to come. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you understand this is a necessary step to keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times. Thank you to all of our sponsors for your continued support of the Roane Alliance!

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UPDATE MARCH 13, 2020: The Roane Alliance Gala is being rescheduled. We are working with our vendors to secure a new date sometime in early summer and will announce as soon as we know. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding, and especially our sponsors!

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The Roane Alliance Gala has become a night that so many look forward to.  A celebration of what makes Roane County great and its accomplishments, the event has now been combined with the Roane Chamber's annual awards banquet and will be held in the spring.

 

Please join us for 'A Night in Roane' on March 28, 2020
at the Barn at Maple Creek in Kingston!

 

The theme will be, naturally, the Roaring 20's, so plan now for a night of jazz music, flappers, and fun!

 

This is the primary annual fundraising event for the Alliance, and now for the Chamber. The money raised will go towards funding the Roane Alliance and its programs that are designed to increase Roane County’s economic prosperity, while also shared with the Chamber and its programs that are designed to help and support local businesses grow. This event also provides a focus and a backdrop for networking and relationship-building opportunities locally, regionally and nationally that helps facilitate growth in Roane County.

 

For sponsorship information or to reserve a table or tickets please contact us at 865-376-2093 ext  200 or RSVP@roanealliance.org. If you would like to donate to our live or silent auctions please let us know. In order to be listed as a donor in the program we need to receive the item(s) one week prior to the event.

2020 SPONSORS:

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EnergySolutions

Oak Ridge Utility District

UT Battelle

Roane County Government

Griffin Insurance Agency / Auto-Owners Insurance

Silver

Roane Central Utility District

Roane Medical Center

UCOR

Roane State Foundation

Earl Duff Subaru

CNS Y-12

SimplyBank.

TVA

Bronze

Harriman Utility Board

CROET

DesignSensory

Perma-Fix

Duncan Family Automotive Group / Jerry Duncan Ford

ORNL Federal Credit Union

MCLinc

Special Sponsorship

Debby Hill Remax - Photographer/Photo Booth

2019 Title Sponsors
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2019 Gold Sponsors
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Annual Chamber Banquet & Leadership Roane County Graduation

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Click here to view photos from the 2019 Chamber Banquet & Leadership Roane County Graduation.

The Roane Chamber Awards Banquet, considered by community and business leaders as the premier spring social event, has been held annually for 72 years.  The evening includes a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner and presentation of the year's prestigious business awards.  The banquet is almost always a sold out event! Thank you to our guests, sponsors and donors who make this event so special!

 

Business Awards Presented & Nomination Sheets

The presentation of the business awards is an integral part of the banquet each year and to many - the highlight of the night.  Awards are given for Business of the Year AwardPaul Cowell Distinguished Service AwardPaul Goldberg Young Professional AwardAmbassador of the Year and Woman of the Year Award.

Silent Auction

The silent auction provides a great opportunity for businesses to get their name and products in front of the business and community leaders. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that contributed to the 2019 Silent Auction helping to make it a success!

2019 Business Award Winners
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Left to right: Rick Cox of Rick Cox Construction - Paul Cowell Distinguished Service Award Winner; Tim Duff of Earl Duff Subaru - Business of the Year Award Winner; Mark Patterson of Patterson’s Home Appliance Center - Dr. Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award Winner; Deb Sumner - Leadership Roane County's Dr. Paul Goldberg Leadership Award Winner; Jill McMaster of Roane Imagination Library - Woman of the Year Award Winner; and Henry Redmond - Ambassador of the Year Award Winner.

 

Business of the Year - Earl Duff Subaru
Ambassador of the Year - Henry Redmond
Woman of the Year - Jill McMaster (Roane Imagination Library)
Paul E. Goldberg Young Professional Award - Mark Patterson (Patterson's Home Appliance Center)
Paul Cowell Distinguished Service Award -Rick Cox (Rick Cox Construction)

 

Outgoing Board Chair - Marilyn Calfee

2018 Business Award Winners
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Left to right: Paul Cowell Distinguished Service Award Winner– Kathy Parks (Signature Healthcare of Rockwood & Roane County Health Council😉 Woman of the Year Award Winner – Becky Ruppe (City of Rockwood😉 Ambassador of the Year Award Winner– Tori May (Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates😉 Business of the Year Award Winner – Humble Bee Flowers & Gifts (Tammi Cribbs); and the Paul E. Goldberg Young Professional Award Winner – Rebecca Schwepfinger (City of Harriman.)

 

Business of the Year - Humble Bee Flowers & Gifts
Ambassador of the Year - Tori May, Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates
Woman of the Year - Becky Ruppe, City of Rockwood
Paul E. Goldberg Young Professional Award - Rebecca Schwepfinger, City of Harriman
Paul Cowell Distinguished Service Award -Kathy Parks, Signature Healthcare of Rockwood & Roane County Health Council

 

Outgoing Board Member - Fran Puckett

2017 Business Award Winners
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Left to right: Ambassador of the Year Winner: Matt Libby, Matt Libby - HealthMarkets Insurance; Woman of the Year Winner: Glenda Johnson, Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates; Dr. Paul Goldberg Leadership Award: Scott Mason, Midway High School Principal; Paul Cowell Distinguished Service Award Winner: Barry Stephenson, Materials & Chemistry Laboratory (McLinc); Business of the Year Award Winner: Steve Messick and Lucas Dye, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.; and Paul E. Goldberg Young Professional Award Winner: Eric Barger, C.R. Barger & Sons.

 

Business of the Year - Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Ambassador of the Year - Matt Libby, HealthMarkets Insurance
Woman of the Year - Glenda Johnson, Coldwell Banker Jim Henry & Associates
Paul E. Goldberg Young Professional Award - Eric Barger, C.R. Barger & Sons
Paul Cowell Distinguished Service Award - Barry Stephenson, Material & Chemistry Laboratory Inc.

 

Outgoing Board Member - Johnny Griffin, Griffin Insurance

2016 Business Award Winners

2016 Chamber Business of the Year, Toho Tenax America, Inc.
Presented by 2015 winner Browder's Ace Hardware

2016 Woman of the Year, Marilyn Calfee, presented by 2015 winner Teresa Roane State Community College

2016 Paul E. Goldberg Young Professional Award - Judge Terry Stevens, presented by 2015 winner, Public Defender, Kim Nelson

2016 Chamber Ambassador of the Year, Christy Brown, Griffin Insurance presented by 2015 winner Stephanie DeChaine, AGA Insurance

2016 Distinguished Service Award - District Attorney Russell Johnson Presented by 2015 winner Dr. Chris Whaley

2015 Business Award Winners
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2014 Business Award Winners
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Left to Rright: Young Professional - Jude Miller; Woman of the Year - Danice Turpin; Outgoing Board Member - Ann Davis; Business of the Year - The Bridge at Rockwood: Becky Butler, Kathy Parks & Melinda Bertram; and Distinguished Service Award - Sharon Templeton

2013 Business Award Winners
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Distinguished Service Award - Paul Cowell, Whitestone Country Inn

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Business of the Year - Foust Family Fitness

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Woman of the Year - Gail Lyke, First Bank of Tennessee

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Paul Goldberg Young Professional - Brantley Rivers, Acme Block & Brick

2012 Business Award Winners
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Distinguished Service Award - Johnny Griffin, Griffin Insurance

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Business of the Year - Coldwell Banker/Jim Henry & Associates (Kathy May-Martin accepts)

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Athena Award - Dr. Toni McGriff, Roane County Schools

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Paul Goldberg Young Professional - Wade Creswell, Michael Dunn Center

2010 Business Award Winners
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Distinguished Service Award - Dr. Gary Goff, Roane State Community College

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Business of the Year - AGA Insurance (Jerry Stephens accepts)

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Athena Award - Lynn Spires, Citizens National Bank

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Paul Goldberg Young Professional - Chris Ahler

2009 Business Award Winners
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Distinguished Service Award - Buddy Bowers

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Business of the Year - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Thom Mason accepts)

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Athena Award - Kathy Parks, The Bridge at Rockwood

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(Inaugural) Paul Goldberg Young Professional - Chris Mason, City of Harriman

2011 Business Award Winners
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Distinguished Service Award - Dana Peterka

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Business of the Year - Patterson's Appliances (Steve Patterson accepts)

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Athena Award - Penelope Uselton, Daniels, Uselton, & Clay

We hope you enjoy this slideshow that includes many banquet photos taken over the years.  To view all the photos taken in 2013 & 2012 visit our Facebook Album
page - each year has its own album.

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