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Upcoming FWK Chamber events

Today: Networking from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Fleenor Security Systems, 10466 Cogdill Road.

April 29: Networking from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Rural/Metro, 160 Campbell Station Road.

May 7: Annual Auction, Cinco De Mayo at 6:30 p.m. at Rothchilds Catering, 8807 Kingston Pike.

May 13: Networking at the farragutpress, 11863 Kingston Pike, from 5 to 7 p.m.

May 20: Networking at FSG Bank, 155 N. Campbell Station Road. For more information call 251-1240.

May 27: Networking with the Kiwanis Club at NHC Assisted Living, 122 Cavett Hill Lane. For more information call 777-9000.

Local named to ARA Hall of Fame

S.G. Walker Jr. of Knoxville has been named to the American Rental Association (ARA) Rental Hall of Fame. This honor is awarded to rental professionals who have served the equipment rental industry continuously for many years and have made outstanding contributions at the national level. Walker received the award on Feb. 27 in Atlanta at The Rental Show, the largest rental trade show in the world.

Walker started his rental business in 1960. Through the years, he championed the industry’s legislative issues and participated in many ARA legislative caucuses. He became involved with the Volunteer Rental Association in Tennessee and was active in it throughout his rental career, serving as president twice and vice president twice.

Walker served as director of ARA’s southeastern region from 1977 to 1980, and was elected ARA vice president in 1982, moving up the ranks to serve as president in 1984 and chairman of the board in 1985. He also was instrumental in the formation of the Rental Equipment Industry Foundation and ARA’s state associations. He is now retired from the rental industry.

The ARA, an international not-for-profit trade association founded in 1955, comprises more than 7,500 owners of equipment rental businesses and 1,100 manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment worldwide.


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