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HUDGINS: Amazon project earns kudos from trade mag

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The Amazon fulfillment center project currently under construction in Murfreesboro has garnered an award, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce announced last week.

According to a press release, the project is on Trade & Industry Development magazine’s seventh annual list of CiCi (Corporate Investment & Community Impact) Award winners. The Amazon project, which also includes the fulfillment center in Lebanon, is one of only 30 economic development projects nationally to receive the distinction. The project will bring over 1,000 jobs to Rutherford County.

“We are thrilled to receive this award for a project that so many people in our community worked together to bring to fruition,” said Chamber President Paul Latture, adding the project is expected to bring more than 1,000 jobs to Rutherford County. “We appreciate Trade & Industry Development’s recognition of the positive impact the Amazon fulfillment center will have on Rutherford County.”

The CiCi Awards are unique in that they are a dual-awards program, the release continued. They not only highlight the largest corporate investment projects, but also recognize those projects that may not involve large investments, but make the most notable impact on communities.

A number of criteria considered for the impact division, include the number of new jobs created, number of current jobs retained, unemployment figures, income level of the region and plant closings.

According to the magazine’s editors, hundreds of submissions were received; only those that were announced and confirmed in 2011 were considered.

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MTMC announced its Mobile Health Unit will offer free health and mammogram screenings from 8 a.m. to noon Monday at Murfreesboro Habitat for Humanity.

A collaboration with Saint Thomas Health, MissionPoint Health Partners, Our Mission in Motion and The Guidance Center, the health screening service is available to adults 18 or older and includes height, weight, blood pressure and comprehensive lab work.

All participants are asked to fast for 10-12 hours prior to conducting their screening. Participants are asked to drink plenty of water and continue medications as normal. Diabetics do not need to fast.

The lab work will test heart, liver and kidney function and cholesterol, glucose, iron, sodium and potassium levels.

Our Mission in Motion mobile mammography coach, with support from Susan G. Komen and Power of Pink, will provide mammograms to women over 40 and participants must meet the following criteria: not experiencing any breast problems (pain, lump, etc.), no personal history of breast cancer, not being followed by a physician for breast problems, not pregnant and one year since last mammogram.

Mammogram participants are asked to notify health professionals of breast implants or any previous benign breast biopsy.

The day of the event, women receiving a mammogram screening are asked to wear a two-piece outfit, sleeves that can be rolled up and avoid using deodorant, perfume, powders or ointments that may interfere with the X-rays.

For more information on the MTMC Mobile Health Unit and this free event, visit mtmc.org/mobileHealth.php

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AT&T invested nearly $1.3 billion in its Tennessee wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile Internet coverage and overall performance of its networks, the company announced.

Throughout last year, AT&T made more than 1,650 wireless network upgrades in four key categories in Tennessee.

These enhancements include activating 35 new cell sites or towers to improve network coverage, deploying faster fiber-optic connections to more than 900 cell sites, adding capacity or an extra layer of frequency to cell sites - like adding lanes to a highway – with the addition of nearly 475 of these layers, or “carriers,” and upgrading more than 225 cell sites to provide fast mobile Internet speeds.

“This level of investment is good for Tennessee,” House Speaker Beth Harwell said.  “Investment like this leads to job creation and economic growth. With more access to faster technology on the go, it will help Tennessee businesses be more productive and it will help Tennessee families to stay connected. This is great news.”

Need a minute with Melinda? E-mail her at mhudgins@murfreesboropost.com with your business news.
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