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• The University of Tennessee Medical College will offer a mindfulness-based stress reduction course beginning Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. Eight week course will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth Strand and will teach mindfulness practice techniques for the alleviation of the accumulation of daily stress, chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression and other conditions worsened by stress. Cost of course is $100. Free orientation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, in room A205 of UT Veterinary College.

• Firstbank names three new vice presidents in Knoxville market. David Dunlap was named vice president of residential construction, Fred Pickell will serve as vice president of commercial lending and Dave Roach has been appointed vice president of commercial real estate lending.

• Trademark Advertising an-nounces the addition of two new employees, Jolene Andrews as senior art director and Sarah Mills as art irector, to its team.

• Kinderdance International an-nounces 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.

•First National Bank an-nounces the presentation of the First Horizon Corporation’s Firstpower award to Jamie Owens. Owens is operations manager of First Tennessee’s Farragut financial branch.

• Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar welcomes Brent Shannon as its new chef partner. Shannon began his career with Fleming’s in Naples. Fla., as a prep cook. He was subsequently promoted to sous chef before being offered chef partnership in Knoxville.

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

• Mid So-uth Division of American Cancer Society welcomes Jeff Gary as its new Executive Director.

• Enrich-ment Feder-al 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. UTMC 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 degree in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee.

• Pinnacle Financial Partners welcomes Sherry McHaffie as its new senior vice-president and mortgage advisor. McHaffie will be responsible for leading Pinnacle’s mortgage lending in Knoxville.

• The Stokley Company announ-ces 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.

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

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

• 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.

• 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 Administra-tion from the University of Charleston.

 

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