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• Jameson Inn of Knoxville welcomed Emily Cox as its new director of sales.  Cox and her husband, Daniel, previously owned Aspinwall Station Unique Furnishings in Knoxville. She has served as a member of Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2005.

• The 2007 American Marketing Association Gala is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club. The annual awards gala and benefit auction, organized by the Knoxville Chapter of the American Marketing Association, raises money for the Eagle Endowment for Marketing Education. KAMA will recognize two University of Tennessee marketing students and award them with scholarships at the event.

• Catherine Kingery, a labor and delivery nurse at The University of Tennessee Medical Center for four years, recently became a women’s health nurse practitioner. In that role, she’ll work with the practice of Women’s Specialty Care at UT Medical Center to provide care for women through all stages of their lives.

• The Supplier Diversity Program of the Knox County Purchasing Division will present a free small business tax workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Knox Central Building, 1000 N. Central Ave.

• Janell Cecil recently earned promotion to the rank of chief nursing officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Cecil’s advancement comes after serving for five years as vice president of the Center for Women and Children’s Health at the medical center. Cecil’s new role will blend her experiences as a hospital administrator with her early passion and work experience as a caregiver.

• The Computer Graphics Special Interest Group of East Tennessee will visit the Visualization Team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on March 22 to see the Everest Visualization Lab. Sean Ahern, task leader, will speak about the visualization efforts in the Everest lab. The general public is invited. For more information, call Kyle at 865-984-7357.

• 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 off 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. For more information, see www.nanonexus.org.

• Effective fall 2007, Pellissippi State Technical Community College will combine four business-related programs into one as a way to increase job opportunities for graduates, benefit employers and make more efficient use of resources within the college. For more information on the college’s programs, visit www.pstcc.edu.

• The National Contract Management Association - East Tennessee Chapter is hosting a National Education Seminar on Service Contracting: An Integrated Approach, April 11 at the DoubleTree, 215 South Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge. The seminar is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have registration questions contact Penne Howard by e-mail at howardpg@y12.doe.gov.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College has a two-session course to help you prepare for the licensing examination for home inspection. The course will be presented in two 45-hour sessions. The first is 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, April 10-14. The second is 8 a.m-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, April 17-21. To learn more or register, call Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services at 865-539-7167.

• Popular stores at West Town Mall are renovating and relocating this spring and summer. Godiva is remodeling its store designs while Victoria Secret, Bath & Body Works, The Limited and Express shift to different locations throughout the mall.

• Local Tastefully Simple consultants Charlene Silvey of Oliver Springs and Leigh Ann Kiraly and Pam Lambert of Knoxville recently attended the Southeast regional conference in Birmingham.

• The Farragut Folklife Museum aspires to expand its regional craft and art offerings by seeking local authors and artisans to sell items in its Gift Shop. Specific items sought by the Folklife Museum Gift Shop include books by local authors, handmade jewelry and purses, small textiles and small pieces of art or art prints by local artists. Those interested in selling items in the gift shop can submit a sample of their work, including all applicable information such as pricing, etc., by mail or hand delivery to Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call Sue Stuhl at 865-966-7057.

• Dayle Hoffman has been named director of Behavioral Health Services for Cariten Healthcare. Hoffman, who has been with Cariten since 2000, has more than 28 years experience working with individuals, families and organizations, including employee assistance program management, behavioral managed care and direct counseling.

and consultation services.

As Director of Cariten’s Behavioral Health Services, Hoffman oversees the company’s employee assistance program product, workplace training and consulting services and wellness program services, as well as Cariten’s health plan behavioral managed care services.

 

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