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• Mayor Bill Haslam and Vivian Shoemaker, president of the Art Market Gallery, announced that the regional cooperative gallery will move from its current home in the Candy Factory to the heart of downtown at 422 S. Gay St. in mid-November. Located in the Candy Factory since 1986, the Art Market Gallery features the works of more 60 professional artists and craftsmen ranging from paintings to wearable art, textiles, sculpture, pottery, wooden vessels, glasswork and furniture. The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative gallery welcoming a wide range of artistic styles and medias. All members are selected through a jurying process which occurs once or twice a year. The result is a gallery featuring works with high professional standards ranging from traditional to experimental, whimsical to serious and everything in between. For more information about the Art Market Gallery, visit

• East Tennessee Heart Consultants Heart Failure Clinic opened at 9314 Park West Blvd. in West Knoxville. The clinic helps people manage heart failure through integrated care from a cardiologist, nurse, social worker, dietitian and pharmacist. The clinic is also “paperless,” utilizing an Electronic Medical Records system developed by ETHC’s Information Systems Department. To schedule an appointment, either talk to your cardiologist about a referral or call 865-251-5588. East Tennessee Heart Consultants, based in Knoxville, is the third largest cardiology group in the United States with 43 cardiologists. ETHC now provides service at 12 full-time locations, seven outreach clinics, the ETHC Sleep Center and the ETHC Heart Failure Clinic. To learn more about East Tennessee Heart Consultants, or to schedule an appointment, call 865-673-9656.

• Robert Burgin, a businessman and National Hot Rod Association Super Stock drag racer, will speak at the Knoxville Marriott, 500 Hill Ave. at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. To pre-register, call 866-955-9999. The program is free and open to anyone interested in learning about multiple sclerosis. Burgin will race at the Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., July 22 and 23.

• “Expansion Management” magazine’s 2005 Mayor’s Challenge “Five Star” ranking recognized the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley as one of America’s best places for business opportunities, indicating the region’s business climate is in the top 20 percent of the nation’s 362 metro areas. The ranking is based upon positive performance during the past 12 months. The Innovation Valley has earned Five-Star rankings for its quality of life and high ratio of knowledgeable workers. The metro area also ranked 14th among America’s “Hottest 50 Cities” for economic development.

• Gables & Gates, Realtors owner and president Susie Lash presented the company’s monthly charity award to: St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church on behalf of Lydia McCrary, realtor, the June Sales Agent of the Month. The check will help build the new church located off Grigsby Chapel Road.


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