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• First Tennessee announced winners of its awards for top performers in 2005. At its Horizon Awards ceremony recently held in Boca Raton, Fla., First Tennessee recognized the outstanding achievements of employees company-wide and presented them with the most prestigious honor First Tennessee employees can earn. Financial services representative Kathy Arwood won the company’s Gold Award. She received the honor for outstanding accomplishments, including 150 percent of her individual goal attainment, at the Farragut financial center during 2005. A 12-year employee of First Tennessee, Arwood has worked at the Farragut financial center for 11 years. The Farragut financial center is located at 11864 Kingston Pike. Arwood lives in Karns with her husband, Joe. They have been married 20 years and have one son and a granddaughter.

• Junk Bee Gone LLC, a junk removal specialist, has adopted Parkside Drive in a Adopt-A-Mile program. “Junk Bee Gone picks up unwanted items from homes and businesses in the Knoxville area, so it just made sense for us to give back to our community by keeping Parkside Drive clean,” said Mike Such, company owner. For more information on how to Adopt-A-Mile, call Debra Sanders at the town of Farragut at 865-966-7057.

• William B. (Bill) Oldham III, CIC, CPIA, president of Oldham Insurance, Inc. in Knoxville, is the 2006-07 president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee. He was installed into the office during the 2006 annual convention of PIA of Tennessee, held June 11 to 13 in Orange Beach, Ala. He is the 70th president of the association.

• The Women in Business Expo is to be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Knoxville. This event is designed to help and provide a place for women in small or home-based businesses to market their industry. The cost to vendors is minimal, while it remains no cost to the public. Free parking and door prizes will also be available to those that attend.

 

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