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• The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority recently received the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 12th year in a row.

• Knox County Health Department Pharmacist, John Duncan, was named 2006 Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year last Wednesday by The Tennessee Pharmacists Association at the group’s annual awards banquet, this year held at the Knoxville Convention Center.

• Ellen Robinson, a communications and government relations executive with more than three decades of broad communications leadership experience, recently joined Moxley Carmichael as vice president.

• BB&T Corporation completed its acquisition of privately held First Citizens Bancorp of Cleveland. The acquisition strengthens BB&T’s presence in East Tennessee, including the fast growing Interstate 75 corridor between Knoxville and Chattanooga. The $142.8 million transaction is based on BB&T’s closing price of $41.99.

• Methodist Sleep Diagnostic Center in Oak Ridge recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM.  The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. For more information, call 865-481-1535.

• 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. For more information, call 865-693-6408.

• Junk Bee Gone has been hired by Volunteer Ministry Center to clean out the 5th Avenue Motel in Knoxville. This 90-year-old building was condemned in 2002. When completed, the project will have removed more than 30 tons of debris from the site.

• In an effort to reach the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, BB&T released the ninth installment in an ongoing series of Spanish-language educational audiotapes. Tape No. 9 offers advice on legal services in America. • The board of directors of BB&T Corporation declared the 2006 third quarter dividend of $0.42 per share, a 10.5 percent increase over the $0.38 paid in the third quarter of 2005. The dividend will be paid Aug. 1 to shareholders of the record as of July 14.

• Baptist Health System of East Tennessee has selected Triad Hospitals Inc. of Plano, Texas, to be its capital partner. The two entities have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture company that will run Baptist’s four hospitals in Knoxville and Newport — Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, Baptist Hospital West, Baptist Hospital for Women and Baptist Hospital of Cocke County.

• Image Matters was recently honored for its outstanding contribution to Muratec’s Success.  

• 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 on the meeting, call Aleex Conner at 865-691-6083.

• This summer, one Farragut healthcare center is getting a makeover complete with a new name, and with help from a local college, a new look. From now on Farragut Health Care Center will be known as Summit View of Farragut. Enhancements to the center will take place in the living quarters, dining room and activities room.

 

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