Santa Train Keeps Christmas On Track

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This weekend was the 72nd running of The Santa Train, an Appalachian Christmas tradition which is co-hosted by MP&F client CSX. Celebrity guest Amy Grant passed out toys, food and goods to children at the various stops along the 110-mile route. Read more about Amy’s experience in the Nov. 23 edition of The Tennessean. Santa Train Keeps Christmas On Track KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Christmas came a month early for hundreds of country girls and boys Saturday as the Santa Train merrily moseyed through rural Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. A 110-mile magical sleigh ride along the rails, this Appalachian holiday tradition … Read More

Amazon’s Scott Campbell Using Veteran’s Talents

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Amazon’s Charleston fulfillment center Senior Operations Manager Scott Campbell was recently profiled in the Nov. 10 issue of the Cleveland Daily Banner. Campbell is one of many military veterans who have found careers at Amazon. The company is always looking to hire more veterans with the help of its dedicated military recruiting team made up of veterans from all branches of the armed forces. Scott Campbell using veteran’s talents Bronze Star recipient making difference at Amazon Recent statistics show the unemployment rate for veterans runs slightly higher than the country at large. That is happening despite the fact service members … Read More

Amazon’s Tuition Program Helps Educate Employees

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Through the Amazon Career Choice Program offered to eligible employees, the company will pre-pay 95 percent of tuition at accredited schools up to $12,000 over four years. Brent Lancaster, an associate at Amazon’s Lebanon fulfillment center, is one of many employees using this generous benefit. Read his story in the Nov. 14 issue of The Lebanon Democrat. Tuition program helps educate employees Indications show that the country’s future workforce has to be educated, and one company is providing its employees with a boost for their future. The Amazon Career Choice Program launched in July 2012, and at least one Lebanon Amazon … Read More

Saladworks to Celebrate Opening of Franchise’s First Tennessee Restaurant

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Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, will celebrate the grand opening of its new store at The Shoppes at Thoroughbred Square in Cool Springs on Wednesday, Nov. 12. This will be Tennessee’s first Saladworks franchise location. “The Cool Springs area is red-hot with a tremendous amount of commercial and residential growth,” said Brian Fox, franchise owner. “We feel we couldn’t have chosen a better location to introduce our new fast-casual concept in Middle Tennessee. We think the area’s booming business community will appreciate our online ordering, delivery and catering options, particularly.” The store at 600 Frazier … Read More