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• The Farragut Chapter of Business Network International, a national business referral organization, meets 7:30 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Ruby Tuesday’s on Lovell Road. For more information, call Aleex Conner at 865-691-6083.

• Richard E. Stanley, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Fort Loudoun Medical Center.  He is accepting new patients at Primary Care Associates in Lenoir City with Kathy Swicegood, M.D. and Milan Sheth, M.D. Stanley received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, Calif. and completed his residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla.  Stanley then returned to California to practice and later moved to Greeneville.  He has practiced with the Medical Group of Greenville for the last 25 years.  Stanley held several medical staff leadership positions, including medical staff president at Takoma Adventist Hospital in Greeneville. Dr. Stanley is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He is also a fellow member of the American Academy of Family Practice and a member of the Tennessee Medical Association.

• Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s Southern Regional Director announced recently the West Town office of Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace Realtors was the firm’s top Tennessee office for 2005, based on closed adjusted gross commission income. Frank Lindsey, the regional director, presented the award to George Wallace, owner of the Knoxville real estate firm, Beth Stewart and Mike Pappan, assistant managers of the West Town office, at the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference held Feb. 16-19 in San Francisco, Calif.

• The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has awarded accreditation to Peninsula Village School. The announcement was made during the Accreditation Council’s Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. To maintain accreditation, Village School Principal David Humphrey said the school must conduct a continuing program of educational improvement including meeting standards of accreditation, improving student performance, submitting annual reports that certify implementation of the school’s improvement plan, and being re-evaluated by external teams of professional educators at five-year intervals. Peninsula Village, founded in 1986, is a long-term residential behavioral health treatment program for adolescents located on 80 secluded acres in Louisville.

• East Tennessee Medical Group in Alcoa, recently became one of the first nuclear cardiology laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, to be accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories. The accreditation recognizes ETMG’s nuclear cardiology lab’s commitment to high quality patient care and provision of excellent diagnostic testing. The ICANL provides a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize provision of quality nuclear cardiology and nuclear medicine diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation. It was established with the support of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Nuclear Physicians and the Academy of Molecular Imaging.

• CSC Investments, the Panera Bread franchisee that operates 11 bakery-cafes in Eastern Tennessee including Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and Asheville, N.C., has chosen Fountain City for its newest location. The new bakery-cafe will open in April at 4893 North Broadway in Fountain City. CSC Investments will soon be opening other Panera Bread locations in Knoxville area.

• The Farragut Rotary Club last month presented a $3,000 check to the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding —STAR — to help STAR meet its mission: to foster personal growth and achievement by providing educational, recreational and physically challenging therapeutic experiences using horse-related activities for persons with disabilities. Carol Ann Lawhon, STAR director of development, accepted the check from Fred Martin, president of Farragut Rotary. Lawhon said STAR serves children and adults from a 14-county region in East Tennessee, including Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Knox, Loudon, Roane and Sevier counties.

• BB&T Corp. said it will launch a new advertising campaign this week to introduce its new brand positioning and “There’s opportunity here” tag line. The branding initiative will begin with new TV commercials airing during the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament through Sunday and continuing throughout the BB&T footprint for the rest of the year. New radio spots and print ads also will be included. BB&T worked with its agency of record, Raleigh, N.C.-based Rockett Burkhead & Winslow, to create both internal and external communications strategies for the branding campaign. The RBW team talked with employees from across BB&T to gauge attitudes, opinions, beliefs and the general culture of the company. The data served as the foundation for BB&T’s new tag line. Since 1989, BB&T has completed the acquisition of 58 community banks and thrifts, more than 80 insurance agencies and 27 nonbank financial service companies. It recently lifted a moratorium on acquisitions.

while continuing a renewed focus on organic revenue growth.


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