If you’re a dad, you may well be pleased to unwrap some tools as Father’s Day gifts. Of course, it might be a stereotype that all men are handy at repairs; women certainly can be every bit as good when it comes to building and fixing things. In fact, the construction process is valuable for …

If you own a business, you’ve always got plenty to think about: sales, marketing, employees, competition, industry trends, consumer preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you might not take time to think about retirement. But if and when that d…

If you want to help pay for your children’s college educations, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan. With this plan, your earnings grow federally tax-free, as long as the withdrawals are used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition and room and board. Yet, y…

AKRON, Ohio — Seeking to understand the science and innovation of tires formulation, the crew of the Emmy-nominated Science Channel show “Tomorrow’s World Today” find exactly what they are looking for when they visit the Eastman research and development facility for tires additives, located …

If you’ve noticed an increase in bicycle-related events lately, it may be because May is recognized as “Bike Month” – and some cities even observe a specific Bike Week. Of course, bicycling is good exercise and an environmentally friendly method of transportation, but it can also teach us so…

KNOXVILLE — For the third consecutive year, Apex Bank has been named as the top performing community bank in Tennessee by the Independent Community Bankers Association’s (ICBA) Top-Performing Community Banks industry analysis, as featured in this month’s edition of Independent Banker magazin…

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons …

If you work for a business that offers a 401(k) plan, consider yourself fortunate, because a 401(k), with its tax advantages and variety of investment options, is a great way to save for retirement. But what if you need to tap in to your plan before you retire? Is it a good idea to borrow fr…

It’s almost impossible to save too much for retirement. After all, you could spend two, or even three, decades as a retiree. And retirement is not cheap – even if you maintain a relatively modest lifestyle, some of your expenses, especially those involving health care, may continue to rise o…

ROGERSVILLE — After 14 years of serving shoppers in Rogersville, United Grocery Outlet is closing. A spoksesperson for the company told the Review that the closing, effective at the end of May, is because UGO was “unable to satisfy an agreeable lease term” with its landlord. “We thank you fo…

On April 22, millions of people will observe Earth Day by participating in events that support environmental protection. As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day.

ROGERSVILLE — In honor of ICBA Community Banking Month in April, First Community Bank of East Tennessee and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) are shining a spotlight on community banks’ role in fostering economic prosperity through expansion and innovation to meet the need…

SURGOINSVILLE — Members of the Rogersville/Hawkins Co. Chamber of Commerce, bank officials, representatives of the Town of Surgoinsville, and members of the community were on hand Friday, April 5, 2019, to officially ‘cut the ribbon’ and celebrate the Grand Opening of First Community Bank’s …

We’re getting close to the tax-filing deadline. For many of us, this means it’s that time of year when we get our biggest financial windfall – a tax refund. If you have recently received a refund, or are expecting to get one in the next few weeks, what should you do with it?

It’s been 107 years this month since the tragedy of the Titanic. Of course, this disaster has fascinated the world ever since, leading to books, movies, musicals and, ultimately, a successful search for the big ship’s remains. On the positive side, commercial shipping lines learned a great d…

International Women’s Day was observed on March 8. Around the world, special events celebrated the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still face gende…

ROGERSVILLE — HolstonConnect, a subsidiary of Holston Electric Cooperative that aims to bring gigabit-speed internet to thousands of unserved residents in rural East Tennessee, has filed a Federal Communications Commission retransmission consent complaint against Nexstar Media Group, current…

International Women’s Day will be observed on March 8. Around the world, special events will celebrate the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still fa…

Life coaches – not surprisingly – strive to improve the quality of life of their clients. And financial professionals essentially embrace the same mission. So, if you decide to hire a financial advisor, you should expect to receive some “coaching” as you work toward all your important object…

Life coaches – not surprisingly – strive to improve the quality of life of their clients. And financial professionals essentially embrace the same mission. So, if you decide to hire a financial advisor, you should expect to receive some “coaching” as you work toward all your important object…

To say the financial markets were a bit bumpy in 2018 may be an understatement. The S&P 500 was down 6.2 percent for the year, the first time this key index fell since 2008, during the financial crisis. So what can you anticipate in 2019? And what investment moves should you make?

ROGERSVILLE — US Bank apparently plans to close its Main Street branch, in downtown Rogersville, as of Tuesday, May 21, the Review has learned.

You probably already know that life insurance can protect your family if something were to happen to you. But you might not realize the many ways in which insurance can help you preserve your plans for the future – whether for yourself, the next generation, or those charitable groups you support.

Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if y…

How can you assess your investment portfolio’s performance in 2018? The year was full of wild swings in the financial markets, so your own results may well have bounced around quite a bit, too. But you can still get a clear picture of how you did if you keep your investments’ returns in the …

Winter is here again — which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re jus…

On the heels of very strong growth in 2018, experts project that Tennessee and the US will see sustained economic growth in 2019 with the potential that growth could slow as the economy confronts tightening labor markets and rising interest rates. Patterns of slower growth typically follow m…

ROGERSVILLE — First Community Bank highly values the hard work and dedication of its employees, which is why the Board of Directors recently selected their 2018 annual award winners from nominations by fellow staff members. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees! All winners are …

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