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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 additional information, visit

• 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 Medical Center’s Chronic Kidney Disease support group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15. For additional 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 Development Corporation honors employees who have achieved service milestones during the past year. Three honored employees are from West Knoxville. Billie Spicuzza for 35 years of service, Linda Jeter for 20 years and Kim Mills for 15 years.

• The University of Tennessee will open a culinary institute beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16. Institute is a 10-month, intensive certificate program offered by the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

• BB&T Corporation declares 2007 4th quarter dividend of $0.46 per share to be paid Thursday, Nov 1, to shareholders of record as of Friday, Oct. 12.

• BB&T names David Fisher as director of its wealth management division. Fisher will manage a division of 585 employees divided into 27 regional teams across BB&T’s 11-state territory.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center will host a forum “Creating a Culture of Health to Improve Your Bottom Line,” from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m.. Friday, Oct 26, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Speaker will be Michael Critelli, executive chairman of Pitney Bowes. Cost is $30, which includes breakfast. To register, call 865-544-6970.

• Friends of ORNL will hold its monthly luncheon lecture meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The University of Tennessee Resource Center in Oak Ridge. Speaker will be Pat Parr, natural resources manager for ORNL. Presentation is titled “Changing Landscapes: ORNL and Oak Ridge Reservation.” For more information, call Bob Hightower at 865-482-3348.


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