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• Karns Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Speaker, an employee of HGTV will cover “professional presentation.” Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Shirley Bumgardner at 865-691-8762.

• Garde Bien SpaSalon has hired a new colorist, Glenda Roach.

• Rick Johnson, senior vice president and executive officer at Ruby Tuesday, Inc. will discuss the “extreme makeover” of the 35-year-old brand at a luncheon and program hosted by Knoxville Chapter of the American Marketing Association from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Orangery, located at 5412 Kingston Pike. The event is open to all. Seating for the program is limited. To register, call KAMA’s reservation message line at 865-539-1300, option 2 or visit online at www.kama.org. Advance tickets are $25 for members and $32 for guests. Registration deadline is 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Tickets at the door are $30 for KAMA members and $37 for guests. Student tickets are $19. Parking at the Orangery is free.

• Sequoyah Limited, LLC, a construction and renovation contractor specializing in commercial, retail and industrial facilities, has announced the addition of Karin Davis as chief financial officer.

• Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale has named Susanne D. Dupes to the position of deputy director of communications and media relations.

• James J. Hack, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., has been appointed director of National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

• The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will conduct a free “Small Business Start Up” seminar from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11; an “Import Export Compliance” Seminar ($60) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.13, and a free “Introduction to Exporting” seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. All programs will be conducted at the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, 17 Market Square. Registration for the free seminars may be made by phone, 865-246-2663 or by e-mail, jshelton@tsbdc.org. Registration for the Import-Export Compliance Seminar must be made through the TSBDC-ITC Director, Patrick Spence, at 615-418-8384 or by e-mail at pspence@mail.tsbdc.org.

• The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce that Bill Evans, Tennessee’s State Lead Ambassador, has been recognized as the 2007 Advocacy Volunteer of the Year Life Saver for both the state of Tennessee and the six-state Mid-South Division.

• The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce that WATE-TV has been honored with the Lighthouse Award for Media Advocacy for both the state of Tennessee and the six-state Mid-South Division.

• Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Jim Myers, CPA, has joined the firm as chief administrative officer. Myers graduated magna cum laude from Carson- Newman with a double major in mathematics and accounting. He obtained his CPA certification in 1976. Jim has spent his career in public accounting and banking, most recently with HG&A Associates and Community South Bank.

• The Farragut Beer Board will meet at 6:55 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive to consider approval of an on/off-premise beer permit for Ott’s Barbeque, 12828 Kingston Pike.

 

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