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• Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a public hearing Thursday, Nov. 8, at Town Hall to hear citizen’s comments on ordinance 07-33 Automated Red Light Enforcement.

• Knoxville Women’s Connection invites all ladies to “Zoo and YOU” luncheon beginning at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at Bearden Ban-quet Hall. Speaker will be Dr. Linda Schupp with music by Fredda Valentine Temples. Reservations required due to limited seating. Cost is $10. For additional information and reservations, call Sharon at 865-599-3559.

• Knoxville Chapter of Americ-an Marketing Association will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Orangery. Music company executive Gary Eaton will present “Marketing With Music, How Music Helps Sell Your Products.” Advance tickets are $25 for KAMA members and $35 for guests. Seating is limited. For more information, call 865-539-1300.

• Karns chapter of American Business Women’s Association will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12. Laura Baron, Knoxville resident and former National American Business Woman of the Year, will explore the topic of “The Generation Gap in the Work Place.” For additional information, call Shirley Bumgardner at 865-691-8762.

• Food City announces its bakery and deli have now converted to the use of a zero grams trans fat cooking oil. Following Food City bakery/deli itmes now contain zero grams trans fat: fresh fried chicken, chicken tenders, potatoe wedges, french fres and breaded mushrooms.

• Tennessee National an-nounces the appointment of Tyler Thomann as membership director for waterfront community’s Greg Norman Signature Golf Course and private club. Thomann played an instrumental role in the opening of Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla, after graduating from the University of Georgia. Thomann and his wife, Melissa, live in Farragut.

• Vista Radiology welcomes Dr. Charles L. McCall to its staff. McCall completed his surgery internship and radiology residency at Louisianna State University Medical Center. He is certified in mammography and is in process of certifying in digital mammography.

• Rather & Kittrell announces its impending move to Farragut Professional Park Monday, Nov. 5. Move will allow for internal growth and continued exceptional service.

• Knox County Public Library will hold free workshops for new small business owners during month of November. One-hour workshops are sponsored by Business Resource Center of Lawson McGhee Library and Greater Knoxville SCORE chapter. Workshop schedule is: beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at Farragut Branch, Thursday, Nov. 15, at East Knox/Burlington branch, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at West Knoxville branch and Thursday, Nov. 29, at Lawson McGhee Library.

• 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.

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

• 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 human resources department.

• Knoxville Community Develop-ment 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.

• 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.

• Davis Newman Payne an-nounces creation of its newest division, Davis Newman Payne interactive. DNPi will focus on providing clients with interactive marketing and digital media capabilities. For additional information, call 865-688-3151.

• Elan Financial Services an-nounces launch of credit card program with Citizens Bank of Blount County. EFS will provide credit card issuing solutions to CBBC customers. For more information, call Terri Charest at 612-303-0732.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC welcomes Todd Bealer and R. Andrew Pitts to the audit department of its Knoxville office.

• Knoxville Branch of Mountain Commerce Bank welcomes Brice Chapman as its new human resources coordinator. Chapman brings four years of financial experience to bank.

• Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, welcomes Rachel D. Peterson, licensed clinical social worker, as new director of its Senior Day Hospital. Peterson will be responsible for program management, staffing, clinical supervision of staff, providing age-specific patient care, marketing, community education and compliance with standards of care. Peterson holds a Bacchlor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in social work, both from The University of Tennessee.

• 3 Minute Magic Carwash an-nounces its award as Top Carwash of 2007 by Southeastern Carwash Association. Carwash is located off Lovell Road near Turkey Creek. Competition was against 1,600 sites and more than 650 operators. For more information, call Jim Rooney at 865-777-1250.

• East Tennessee Children’s Hospital names Rebecca Colker as vice president of finance. Colker will replace Jim Pruitt after his retirement in November. Colker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia State College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Charleston.

• Pershing, Yoakley & Assoc-iates announces its merger with ValuePoint Consulting Group. Merger will expand services to clients of both firms. ValuePoint will retain its name and Pershing, Yoakley & Associates will maintain its headquarters in Knoxville.

• Junk Bee Gone announces the addition of document shredding and destruction to its services. For more information, call 865-675-5865 or visit www.junkbeegone.biz.

• Join CVS pharmacy for a special diabetes event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, and receive a new OneTouch meter at no charge. Participants may choose from OneTouch UltraMini, OneTouch Ultra 2 and OneTouch UltraSmart meters. A OneTouch representative will be available to show you how to use your meter. For additional information, call 865-966-6987.

• Christmas Decor of Knoxville announces its award as Southeast Region Franchise of the Year from the 11th annual Christmas Decor National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. At 2006 conference, family-owned Christmas Decor of Knoxville was recognized as Best Transfer Franchise of the Year. For additional information, visit www.christmasdecor.net/knoxville, or call Wendell or Jinni Redmond at 865-769-0039.

 

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