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Goodwill schedules job fair for Friday

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Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and Goodwill Career Solutions is committed to helping them find a job.

Goodwill announced it has found several employers in Rutherford County looking to hire.

To help connect these companies with qualified job candidates, Goodwill Career Solutions in Murfreesboro will hold a job fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at 710 Memorial Blvd., Suite 210.

Multiple employers including Woods Personnel, Dominion Financial and Metro Industrial will be on site taking applications and interviewing.

Openings include manufacturing, clerical, home health care, customer service and food service.

Job candidates are encouraged to bring resumes, photo ID, Social Security card or birth certificate.

Also, dress for success. The companies will be conducting on site interviews.

MTEMC holds annual meeting

Middle Tennessee Electric will hold its annual meeting on Saturday at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro, located next to The Avenue shopping center.

“This year’s meeting will feature two contested board of directors seats,” MTEMC President Frank Jennings said. “So there will be voting by machine both in the local offices the week prior to the Annual Meeting and at the Annual Meeting.”

The meeting gives members an opportunity to sit in on a business session, receive a free health screening and be eligible for a number of prizes, including a 2007 Ford Ranger extended cab pickup truck.

Prize registration for members starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. The meeting’s business session begins at 9 a.m.

As always, the Miss Middle Tennessee Electric beauty pageant is part of the day’s events.

Twenty-six contestants ages 16-21 will compete for the title.

The winner will have her choice of $1,000 cash or a trip to Washington D.C. as part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour. The first and second runners-up also earn prizes.

As part of its bylaws, MTEMC has held a members’ meeting every year since the nonprofit cooperative was organized in 1936 by a group of Middle Tennessee citizens, according to an MTEMC press release.

The organization has grown to become one of the largest electrical cooperatives in the country.

MTEMC has a membership of approximately 190,000 residences, businesses and industries in Rutherford, Williamson, Wilson, Cannon and surrounding counties.

Members who can’t make it to the meeting but who wish to vote on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee candidates may vote at their local offices.

Voting at the Franklin, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Smyrna and Woodbury offices will be held through Friday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, call MTEMC’s Communications and Member Services Department at 615-494-1545.

Chamber plays host to elected officials

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Elected Officials Appreciation Barbecue on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Corporate Flight Management in Smyrna.

 Open to both Chamber members and non-members, the event is designed to recognize and network with elected officials in Rutherford County, at the city, county and state levels, in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $30 for non-members. Online registration is available by visiting www.rutherfordchamber.org.

For additional information, please contact Lauren Fletcher, director of events for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at 615-893-6565.

The Elected Officials Appreciation Barbecue is a part of the Chamber’s government affairs programming, made possible by the following sponsors: AT&T, Corporate Flight Management, Florence & Hutcheson, Jason’s Deli, Just Love Coffee Roasters, Middle Tennessee Medical Center, NHC and Tennessee Concert Sound.

Learn more about the Chamber at rutherfordchamber.org.

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