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• Tastefully Simple will continue its annual donation of $1 from every order in the month of October to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year the franchise’s headquarters will match the donation. For more information, visit

• The Family Business Institute of East Tennessee will host the Greater Knoxville Family Business Awards the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Knoxville Convention Center. Small business finalists are: Dayton’s Pest Control, Impact Associates and Master Custom Homes & Remodeling. Medium business finalists are: Braden’s Furniture, Coldwell Banker: Wallace and Wallace and Creative Structures/Maple Wood Construction. Large business finalists are: Pilot Travel Centers, Stower’s Machinery and Weigel’s

• Verizon Wireless to build $54 million regional headquarters facility in Franklin. Company will hire 600 to 700 new employees at headquarters during the next three to five years.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center announces its partnership with America on the Move. Medical Center will serve as exclusive medical services provider partner for East Tennessee campaign.

• Rural Metro will be holding open houses from 6 until 8 p.m. during the month of October to help teach children and adults to prepare their homes in case of emergency. For information on various locations, call Moxley Carmichael at 865-544-0088.

• Parkwest Medical Center introduces Shirley Reinemeyer as manager of Covenant Weight Loss Management Center.

• Parkwest Comprehensive Weight Loss Center and Stephen Boyce, MD will hold a seminar on surgical weight loss from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9. Reservations are required. For more information, call 865-694-9676.

• Parkwest Medical Center’s Chronic Kidney Disease support group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15. For more information, call 864-374-7275.

• ORNL Federal Credit Union names Kim Kear as its employee of the quarter. Kear was nominated by fellow employees and chosen from those nominated by ORNL’s human resources department.

• The Knoxville Community Devel-opment Corporation honors employees who have achieved service milestones during the past year. Three honored employees are from West Knoxville: Billie Spicuzza, 35 years of service, Linda Jeter, 20 years and Kim Mills, 15 years.


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