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• Enrichment Federal Credit Union congratulates its President and CEO, Wayne Hope, for his receipt of an award in honor of 17 years of service on the Better Business Bureau of Knoxville’s Board of Directors. During his tenure on Board, Hope has served as both chairman and chair of the Finance Committee.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center received the Health Resources and Services Administration National Medal of Honor for organ donation. Medical center earned its award for its work in increasing organ donation rates.

• Rather & Kittrell Capital Management welcomes Rus Hunt to its team as investment advisor. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee.

• The Stokley Company an-nounces the appointment of Andrea White as its president. White succeeds William B. Stokley III, who will remain as chairman.

• Summit View Health Manage-ment Inc. welcomes Dr. Susan Anette (Suzette) R. Reyes as its new medical director. Reyes is a board-certified internist, having received both her undergraduate of medical degrees from The University of Missouri.

• Association of Fundraising Professionals names architect David Wooley Community Honoree. Wooley, chair of Pellissippi State Technical Community College Foundation Board of Trustees and chair and chief operation officer of BarberMcMurry architects, was nominated by PSTCC in honor of his work for the Foundation on behalf of the college.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center welcomes Dr. Keith Gray to its medical staff. Gray, who is a surgical oncologist, also will serve as assistant professor in Department of Surgery in The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

• Wackenhut Services Inc.-Oak Ridge Team announces the promotion of Lisa Clark to budget manager. Clark lives in Farragut with her husband, Eddie, and their three children.

• Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership will sponsor a free SBA Community Express Loan Program from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6. Loans are available to minorities, women, veterans, businesses located in low to moderate-income areas and other SBA-designated areas. To register, call 865-246-2663.

• eWomenNetwork will present a program for women entrepreneurs entitled “Working Together Works,” from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Hilton Knoxville. Program will provide ideas and strategies women can apply immediately to accelerate achievement of their objectives. Cost is $45 for eWomenNetwork members and $55 for non-members. For registration information, visit or call Jeanne Griffen at 865-938-7922.

• Lewis Group Architects welcomes Daniela Heath to its team. Heath, originally from Romania and educated in Germany, resides in Knoxville with her husband, Ladell.

• Board of directors at The University of Tennessee an-nounces the appointment of Carolyn Fairbank Biggs as its newest member.

• Vista Radiology welcomes Dr. Philip L. Manzanero to its team. Manzanero will continue to live and work on island of Oahu in Hawaii, reading radiology films via internet-based technology.

• Bluegill Creative welcomes Kelli Shell to its graphic design staff. Shell has more than 15 years experience, including work with several Fortune 500 companies.

• 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 items now contain zero grams trans fat: fresh fried chicken, chicken tenders, potato wedges, french fries and breaded fried 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 Louisiana State University Medical Center. He is certified in mammography and is in process of certifying in digital mammography.

• 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 the East Tennessee campaign.

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

• Knoxville Community Deve-lopment 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 Bachelor 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.

• 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 removal services. For additional information, call 865-675-5865 or visit

• Christmas Decor of Knoxville announces its award as South-east 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.

• Pepsi Bottling Group an-nounces the impending move of its Rockwood operations, as well as approximately 40 of its employees, to its Knoxville facility at 3501 Middlebrook Pike.

• Builder Resource, formerly known as Huttig Sash and Door, announces it will change its name to Knoxville Sash & Door, following company’s purchase by Hendricks Companies of Loxley, Ala.

• Southeast Home Mortgage welcomes Terri Leland as a home mortgage consultant in its West Knoxville office.

• Wilson & Associates welcomes attorney John L. Billings to default department of its Knoxville office.

• Boiler Supply Co. announces the promotion of Bob Shipley to vice-president of technical services of Knoxville office.

• Hart Schaffner Marx Univer-sity announces the successful participation of Dean E. and Sheri Carroll, Farragut residents and owners of Coachman Clothiers, in its “Professional Selling Workshop.” Carrolls participated in classes covering product and fabric knowledge, productivity planning, customer service skills, professional fitting and clientele building.

• Mountain Commerce Bank welcomes Wanda Davis, client service specialist, and Amy Evans, branch service specialist, to its Knoxville branch.

• Karns Business Association will host Karns Christams Parade beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Line up will be at Ingles in Karns. All business welcome to join but must have a float or vehicle decorated for Christmas.

• IBI Global invites all entrepreneurs, business owners and management and business professionals to attend its weekly Mastermind Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Tuesday at Cozymel’s Mexican Grill. Entertain-ers and artists who wish to build a business around their creations are encouraged to attend as well.

• Vanderbilt University req-uests volunteers to participate in Tennessee Adult Sibling survey. Adults who have siblings with disabilities are asked to complete a questionnaire providing information regarding their relationship with disabled siblings. To participate in survey, e-mail

• Rather and Kittrell Capital Management announces its move to Farragut Professional Park. Move will allow physical space for internal growth.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center announces the opening of new after-hours walk-in medical clinic, University Urgent Care Clinic, at UT Medical Plaza at Northshore. Clinic is open to new and established patients. Labor-atory and X-ray services available on-site. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays and holidays from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 865-690-6299.

• Slyman Real Estate an-nounces the promotion of Laura Slyman Piers as its new president. Piers holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Tennessee. She also is the recipient of 2006 Diamond Award of Excellence from Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. Accompanying change in management, firm now has new headquarters in West Knoxville.

• Thompson Cancer Survival Center welcomes Barry S. Berman, M.D. to its Oncology group. Berman is board certified in internal medicine, oncology and hematology.


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