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Roane Alliance Gala is Friday, June 18, 2021

Please join us for a night of Hollywood Glamour on Friday June 18, 2021 as we celebrate 20 years for the Roane Alliance! The event will be held at The Barn at Maple Creek in Kingston, beginning at 6pm.

We are so excited to be able to finally hold our annual event and especially since the Roane Alliance is now 20!  Join us as we celebrate not only the past 20+ years but also those who helped to make it happen.  We will have some very special guests to honor and recognize their vision and hard work that brought together the Roane Chamber, Industrial Development Board and Tourism Council to help bring economic prosperity to Roane County and its citizens.

Having cancelled last year's event, we are so grateful to those sponsors who donated their sponsorship last year.  We are calling them our Gala Champions and they are so much more than that!  Without their contribution, the Roane Alliance would not have been able to keep our staff and programs in tact through fiscal year 2020.  And even more amazing is their dedication to the Roane Alliance, as we welcome them back this year as  2021 Gala Sponsors - and many of them are Title!  Be sure to thank them for their support of economic development in Roane County!


(2021 & 2020 Title Sponsor)
(2021 & 2020 Title Sponsor)
(2021 & 2020 Title Sponsor)
(2021 Title Sponsor/2020 Silver Sponsor)
CNS Y-12
{2021 & 2020 Silver Sponsor)


The Roane Alliance Gala is a night we set aside to celebrate what makes Roane County special and accomplishments made towards a more prosperous future for our citizens.  Now there is even more to celebrate as we combine the annual Gala with the annual Roane Chamber Awards Banquet.

This will also be the primary annual fundraiser for both the Roane Alliance and the Chamber.  The money raised goes towards funding programs and efforts that help increase economic prosperity in Roane County.   Some of those programs/efforts include Education Matters; Shop Roane; ThreeStar; and recruiting industry, businesses and visitors through marketing and building relationships.

This annual event is also the perfect night for networking and relationship-building locally, regionally and state-wide as many business owners, local leaders and elected officials join in the celebration.  So won't you join us at the next Roane Alliance Gala, and help us celebrate Roane County, its people and its successes.

To keep up with any last-minute details please like and follow The Roane Alliance Facebook page.  For sponsorship information or to reserve a table or tickets please contact us at or 865-376-2093 ext  200.  This event also includes an auction and if you would like to donate to our live or silent auctions please let us know.   In 2021 we held our first ever online auction, which was a success.  We plan to hold that again virtually, and hold the live auction at the event.  Stay tuned for the next online auction date by following our Facebook page.

Thank you to our


Entertainment Sponsor
Bobcat of Knoxville
Photographer & Social Sponsor:
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Dean-Smith Realty, Debby Hill Realtor
Jewelry Sponsor:
Mackley Jewelers
Reception Wine Sponsor:
Gateway Spirits
Ambassador of the Year Award:
Holston Gas


And Live Auction Donors:

A1 Tactical & Safety
The Barn at Maple Creek
Exterior Maintenance & Lawncare
U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
Brett Huebner, UT Athletics Department
Kitts Dumpster Service
Mackley Jewelers
Margaritaville & Darby Campbell, Safe Harbor Development
McGill Associates
Dean & Marci Norman
The Park Vista - Double Tree by Hilton
Saint Thomas Sports Park, Tennessee Titans
Sugarlands Distilling Company
County Executive Ron Woody
Tennessee State Senator Ken Yager
2016 best photos (3)

Annual Chamber Banquet & Leadership Roane County Graduation


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

2019 Business Award Winners

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)

2018 Business Award Winners

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

2017 Business Award Winners

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.

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
2014 Business Award Winners

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

Distinguished Service Award - Paul Cowell, Whitestone Country Inn


Business of the Year - Foust Family Fitness


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


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

2012 Business Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award - Johnny Griffin, Griffin Insurance


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


Athena Award - Dr. Toni McGriff, Roane County Schools


Paul Goldberg Young Professional - Wade Creswell, Michael Dunn Center

2010 Business Award Winners

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


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


Athena Award - Lynn Spires, Citizens National Bank


Paul Goldberg Young Professional - Chris Ahler

2009 Business Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award - Buddy Bowers


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


Athena Award - Kathy Parks, The Bridge at Rockwood


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

2011 Business Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award - Dana Peterka


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


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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