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• The Tennessee State Board of Accountancy recently announced that 60 candidates passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant, or CPA examination. Among these successful candidates are eight Knoxville area residents. They are: Michael A. Borth, Teresa M. Ciccolella, Crissy M. Lyons, Kevin A. Mead, Suzanne E. Prince and Barrett V. Simonis; Lenoir City resident Wesley D. Montgomery; and Seymour resident Bradley E. Stooksbury. The Uniform CPA Examination is one of the nation's most comprehensive examinations. The exam is delivered in a computer-based format eight months of the year at test centers throughout the United States. Upon passing the exam, the successful candidates were inducted as members of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Knoxville Chapter.

• Dr. Don J. Hall has been named to Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the medical field. Hall was the first board-certified gynecologist oncologist in East Tennessee.

• The Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership will present Business Showcase 2005, “Focus on Business,” co-sponsored by Office Depot, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Visit the Partnership’s Web site at for detailed information on booths and Business Showcase 2005. The Partnership’s Business Showcase is an unique opportunity for businesses to “unveil” a new or innovative product or service. Booth prices range from $600-$1,100. All online purchases will receive a $50 discount on their booth. New this year are non-member booth prices, which include a one-year membership to the Partnership. The annual luncheon keynote speaker is Harry Beckwith, internationally acclaimed marketing expert. For more information on Business Showcase, call 865-637-4550.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College pumped an average of $103 million each year into the local economy during the past five years, a new study shows. The 17th annual analysis of the economic impact of the college on the Knox and Blount County area shows that the value of business volume, jobs and individual income amounted to about $518 million in the 1999-2004 period, or about $103.6 million each year. Fred H. Martin, an educational consultant who completed the study, said local business volume, the total amount of business volume generated locally from the college’s direct and indirect expenditures, was more than $258 million for the five-year period. Of that total, more than $197 million came from external, nonlocal revenues, such as state appropriations, state and federal contracts and grants and federal and state student financial aid revenues. Pellissippi State, which opened in 1974, has more than 7,500 students enrolled full-time and part-time in career path and college transfer courses. For information about the college, visit the Web site at

• PRO TOY, a Toyota/Lexus service center, will be opening a new facility on the corner of Lovell Road and Pellissippi Parkway. Services at this new facility include Express Lube and automotive detailing. PRO TOY will offer a “day of beauty” for customers’ cars, which includes picking up the vehicle, changing the oil, rotating the tires, detailing the car and returning it to the customer. The planned opening date for PRO TOY is late March.


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