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• Kinderdance International announces the opening of three new locations: Knoxville Jewish Day School, Music Makers in Maryville and Montessori School of Oak Ridge. Kinderdance is a nationwide fitness program that combines academic readiness skills with dance, motor development, music, gymnastics and fitness programs for children ages 2 to 12. In recognition of new locations, Kinderdance of Knox and Sevier counties are offering free dance and fitness demonstrations. For more information, call 865-573-0094.

• Women’s Council of Realtors congratulates Kim Isenberg, broker for Realty Executives, on her receipt of the Performance Manage-ment Network Designation award.

• Wacken-hut 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.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center welcomes Dr. John Scott to its medical team. Scott specializes in the areas of laparoscopic and bariatric surgery and also serves as an assistant professor with the UT Graduate School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.

• Covenant HomeCare an-nounces its receipt of 2007 Best Compliance Practice Award from The Health Ethics Trust. Award was the result of the use of computer technology to enhance compliance audit process.

• Parkwest Medical Center an-nounces its inclusion in the Top 100 Heart Hospitals for 2007. Medical center is the only Knoxville hospital to be recognized. Award marks medical center’s eighth year on list.

• 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 Un-iversity 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.

• Women’s Council of Realtors congratulates Kim Isenberg, broker for Realty Executives, on the receipt of the Performance Management Network Designation award.

• 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.

• 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 Universi-ty of Ten-nessee an-nounces the appointment of Carolyn Fairbank Biggs as its newest member.

• 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 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 Ra-diology 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 Devel-opment 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 announces 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 or visit web site at www.dnp.com

• 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 additional 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.

• Penins-ula, a Divis-ion of Park-west 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.

• 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.

• Vista Ra-diology welcomes Dr. Philip L. Manzanero to its team. Manzanero will continue to live and work on is-land of Oahu in Hawaii, and will read radiology films via internet-based technology.

• Pepsi Bottling Group announces 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 its impending name change to Knoxville Sash & Door, following company’s purchase by Hendricks Companies of Loxley, Ala.

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

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

• Junk Bee Gone announces the addition of document shredding and destruction to its services. For additional information, visit www.junkbeegone.biz.

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

 

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