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• Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center and Tennessee Cancer Specialists plans its groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 7. Speakers will include Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale, Mike Edwards, Dr. Kamilia Kozlowski, Dr. Tracy Dobbs and Dr. Terry Douglas. Center is located at 1450 Dowell Springs Blvd.

• Knoxville Tennessee Small Business Development Center will conduct three training events in May at Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, 17 Market Square. For more information, call 865-246-2663 or jshelton@tsbdc.org.

• South College announced Dr. Jamie Nelson has joined the administrative staff as Director of Instructional Technology, a new department aimed at assisting faculty in the integration of new technologies into the teaching curriculum.

• BB&T Insurance Services said it has reached an agreement with Union Bank of California, N.A., to purchase its San Diego-based insurance subsidiary, UnionBanc Insurance Services Inc.

• Rural/Metro Fire Department has promoted Rick Herrell to the battalion chief in the Knox County Fire operation. Herrell has been a firefighter with Rural/Metro for 17 years and is a 1991 graduate of the Rural/Metro Fire Academy. He most recently held the position of captain.

• Construction Plus, Inc. president Sandy Loy is the first Tennessee building contractor (and only the third person in the state) to earn the designation of Certified Construction Manager awarded by the Construction Management Association of America. Loy is a Farragut resident.

• Richard L. Lambert, Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announces that ground breaking of the FBI’s new office building was held Wednesday, April 23.

• Maryville College President Gerald W. Gibson was elected to a second three-year term on the board of directors of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities at the association’s annual meeting in April. Gibson has served on the board since 2005.

• SunTrust Bank’s Farragut branch is expanding branch hours to include extended drive-thru hours and Saturday banking effective April 26.   The Farragut branch is a full-service branch located at 11441 Kingston Pike.  The branch lobby hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – noon. Drive-thru hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Branch telephone number is 865-675-4194.

• Deborah Campbell, Ashley Keeton and Jane Mays have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners.

• East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will have its monthly membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Ridge. Speaker is Mr. J.T. Howell, DOE-ORO Acting Federal Project Director for Integrated Facilities Disposition Project. There also will be a workshop 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Double Tree Boardroom. Ms. Wendy Bryant will discuss the government claims and disputes process. Lunch for members is $14; non-members

pay $15. RSVP to Vicki Dyer at

865-483-9332.

• LBMC Technologies, LLC, a member of the Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC family of companies, announces that Ani L. Ehlers, Marie Gray and David Ulrich have been added to its Knoxville office.  

• Local author Cyndi Dodson recently released her latest book, “Finding the Me in MomMe.” This book includes tips for not only finding yourself as a mom, but also advice on organization, time and money management. A book signing will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 3, at Cedar Springs Christian Book Store off Clinton Highway and from 5 to 6 p.m. at the location off North Peters Road. For more information, or to schedule a speaking engagement, call Dodson at 865-406-0808 or e-mail her at CyndiDodson@cocmast.net. You can also visit her Web site, www.CyndiDodson.com.

• The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International has awarded the Helen Ross McNabb Center another three year accreditation, the fourth consecutive CARF accreditation that the Center has received.

• Bobby Todd Antiques has recently completed an extensive expansion and renovation and has reopened. Bobby Todd is located in downtown Sweetwater and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to

5 p.m.

 

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