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• Jane Foreman has joined Conway Marketing Communic-ations as creative director. In this position, she will spearhead all communications and branding projects for the agency and its clients. Foreman comes to Knoxville after more than 25 years in the Atlanta ad community, where she most recently served as creative director at JWT Specialized Communications.

• Mixing style and substance in the workplace is the theme of this year’s annual education forum sponsored by Tennessee Division and the Oak Ridge Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals at 1 p.m., Friday, June 1, at Pollard Auditorium, 130 Badger Road, in Oak Ridge. The program is presented by Ronda Rich, author. For more information or to make reservations, call 865-694-6403.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center recently hired Debbie Stuart as nurse manager of the Neuro/Stroke Unit. In this role, Stuart will manage the patient care, staffing and daily operations of the unit, which includes the region’s only certified Primary Stroke Center. Prior to joining the medical center, Stuart worked for eight years at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, most recently as a nurse manager.

• 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.

• Don Lawson, career and technical education director for Knox County Schools, has been selected for the CTE Director of the Year Pioneer Award for the state of Tennessee. The Pioneer Award category is for CTE directors with less than five years of experience in that position. After receiving the regional award, Lawson advanced to the state level where he competed with CTE directors from Middle and West Tennessee. Lawson was selected from 128 CTE directors by a team of his peers representing the Tennessee Career Technical Education Directors Association.

• Prestige Cleaners announced the promotion of three employees. Bruce Meck has been promoted from store manager to director of retail operations. Amy Patterson has been promoted from store manager of the Emory Road store to director of retail operations. Jason Thurman has been promoted from route manager to regional route manager with responsibility for supervising all route managers.

• East Tennessee Development District and East Tennessee Human Resource Agency will conduct their annual business meeting and luncheon starting at noon, Tuesday, April 10. For more information, call


• 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.

• 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

• 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 or contact the college.


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