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• David B. Reath, MD, was elected to the 20-member board of directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world’s largest plastic surgery association and the foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.  Reath took office at Plastic Surgery 2006, the Society’s annual scientific meeting, and will serve for two years. Dr. Reath has been in practice in Knoxville for 20 years and serves as an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Tennessee.

• Donna Eason-Pile recently joined Integrated Management Resources, Inc. and Priority Management of East Tennessee, Inc. as Business Development Manager. She joins Greg Maciolek, president; Pat Fuller, customer service and marketing manager; and Jeffrey Rowe, corporate facilitator.

• State regulations for earning a home inspector’s license have changed, and Pellissippi State Technical Community College is offering a two-session course to prepare you for the licensing examination. The course will be presented in two 45-hour sessions. The second of those two sessions is Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 5-9. Both sessions will be offered again in the spring. The dates are April 10-14 and April 17-21. Fee for sessions is $2,395. Participants may choose instead to take one session in 2006 and the other in April 2007, for a total fee of $2,440. Course highlights will include tools, techniques, systems and fundamentals for roofs, exteriors and foundations, structural problems, case studies, liability management, report writing, communications and business startup. To learn more or register, call Pellissippi State Business and Community Services at 865-539-7167.

• John Troyer, comptroller and deputy director of finance for Knox County, was elected president of the Tennessee Government Finance Officers Association during its annual conference in Franklin Oct. 26. Troyer’s one-year term will run from January 2007 through December 2007. Troyer lives in Farragut with his wife, Cindy, and sons, Zane and Zeke.

• The National Association of Insurors and Financial Advisors-Knoxville will host a meeting beginning at 10:15 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at The Foundry. Lance Cooper will be speaking on “Coaching People from Good to Great.” Cost to attend is $20. To make reservations, call 865-577-5959.

• 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.

• A nanotechnology-oriented forum bringing together academia, industry and budding entrepreneurs, will be held April 2-4, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Nano Nexus 2007 is designed to foster innovation and increase collaboration between universities, government, industry and the investment community — all critical players for commercializing new nanotechnology. It will also serve as a component of the Innovation Valley Nano Initiative, an effort to cultivate nanotechnology business in the region. For more information, see www.nanonexus.org

 

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