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• Dr. Dan Watkins and his family returned to Knoxville this year to open Volunteer Chiropractic in Farragut. Watkins is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Life University in Georgia. He is a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Watkins is certified in golf injury, sports conditioning and extremities. Volunteer Chiropractic is located at 10710 Kingston Pike (beside the RUSH in Farragut.)

• Finding jobs in marketing and other business fields will be the topic of two American Marketing Association meetings at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in March and April. The programs are part of the “Future of Marketing” series sponsored by the AMA student chapter at Pellissippi State. Recent graduates of the college’s E-Commerce/Marketing program will describe their jobs and how they got them at 12:30 p.m., March 29, in the Goins Auditorium on the Pellissippi Campus in West Knoxville. The students also will talk about what they learned in the program that helped them and what they had to learn on the job, and they will provide advice for current students. Laura Barron of The Barron Group will talk about “Interviewing for Your Future Career” at 12:30 p.m., April 12, also in the auditorium. The Barron Group is a business consulting firm that specializes in seminars, workshops, strategic planning and management retreats. Both sessions are open to the public. For additional information, call Anne Swartzlander at 865-539-7032 or by e-mail aswartzlander@pstcc.edu.



• Homebuilders and remodelers who complete an intensive weekend course at Pellissippi State Technical Community College can earn a limited residential contractor’s license without undergoing any testing normally required by the state. The course is for men and women interested in a limited license up to $70,000. If the building is a speculation project on land the contractor owns, the $70,000 limit includes land cost as well as material and labor. If the building is being constructed for someone else who owns the land, the $70,000 limit applies only to labor and material and includes residential remodeling and additions. The contractor license course begins at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 18, and ends at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 20, in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road. The course is approved and endorsed by the Tennessee State Board of Licensing Contractors. Class highlights include the Standard Building Code as it relates to residential construction, contractor law, rules and regulations and the licensing process. Instructor also will discuss the business and financial end of contracting, project management and job-site safety. Cost of the course is $305, which includes continental breakfasts, lunches and snacks, the Standard Building Code book and all other course materials. The course is limited to the first 60 who register. For information, contact Pellissippi State at 865-539-7167 or www.pstcc.edu/bcs/industrial.html#contractor.

• If you are a compensation or benefits professional, you might be interested in joining East Tennessee Compensation and Benefits Association. They are a member of WorldatWork, and offer quarterly meetings where members can network with other professional in the same field as you. They also offer WorldatWork certification courses. The first quarterly meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 18, at Rothchild’s. Guest speaker will be Jeff Townsend of Healthcare 21. He will discuss the trend towards high-deductible health plans paired with Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Accounts. For more information, vist the Web site at www.etcba.org or call 865-450-5418.

• William Daniels has joined the staff of Gables & Gates, Realtors. A Kentucky native, Daniels has undergraduate degrees in both Accounting and Marketing from the University of Kentucky as well as a MBA. He was a corporate executive in the utility industry for 20 years before retiring in 2003 to go into construction full time. He is also a residential contractor and developer, and has experience in construction of homes, apartments, condominiums and office space. Daniels is married to his wife, Becky, and has two daughters, Madison 6, and EmmaLee 4.

• Tammie Scarbrough has joined Gables & Gates, Realtors. A member of the women’s club Akima, Scarbrough brings enthusiasm for service to the real estate industry and looks forward to helping families find their perfect home. She and her husband, Steve, have two teenage sons, Brent and Blake.

• The Sandy Beeler Team of RE/MAX Preferred Properties just returned from the annual 2005 RE/MAX International Conference in Orlando. The Team was recognized for being in the Top Ten Teams for RE/MAX in the state of Tennessee. Meredith Whisnant, a buyer specialist on The Sandy Beeler Team was awarded the 100% Club by RE/MAX International. The 100% Club represents the top 1 percent of the REALTORS nationwide per RE/MAX International. Sandy Beeler, celebrating her 18th anniversary in real estate, was recognized by RE/MAX with the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Less than 1 percent of RE/MAX 100,000 plus members reach this level of achievement.

• BB&T business clients soon will have a faster and more efficient way to make deposits with a new electronic service from BB&T subsidiary Creative Payment Solutions Inc. With BB&T OnSite Deposit, clients use a scanner attached to their computer to create a digital image of their check for secure transmission to BB&T and same-day deposit. BB&T will be among the first financial institutions to offer the remote deposit service as the financial industry continues its move toward paperless banking following the Check 21 law that went into effect in October. Check 21 allows banks to convert paper checks into substitute checks, reducing the time and cost of moving paper checks between banks. Following a pilot program, BB&T OnSite Deposit will be available April 1.

 

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