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• NetGain Corporation is occupying a large portion of the first floor in its new facility at Two Lakeside Centre, 2095 Lakeside Centre Way, Suite 115. The new telephone number is 865-690-5811 and the fax number is 865-690-5767.

• United Community Bank announces that Thomas L. ‘Chip’ Smallwood, III, has been named president of the Tennessee region for United Community Bank.

• The Friends of ORNL will hold its monthly luncheon lecture meeting on May 21.  The title of this month’s presentation is Climate Change: The Energy-Carbon-Water Nexus, presented by Gary Jacobs, Director, Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The meeting location in Oak Ridge is the UT Resource Center, the white building at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike at the intersection of the Turnpike and Rutgers Ave.

• Tennessee Valley Fair is pleased to announce Beth Whelahan Settle as new Special Events and Marketing Coordinator. Settle brings a strong background in both Sales and Marketing after more than eight years of being an Owner/Operator for Chick-fil-A of Oak Ridge. When Settle became a new operator in 2000, she was the only female Chick-fil-A operator in the state and led the Oak Ridge store from a $1.3 million business to $2


• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, has added Shannon M. Welch in its Knoxville office.

• RM Technologies is now Claris Networks. The company, serving more than 250 clients, is being renamed as a result of the company’s January purchase by members of its senior management team. Claris Networks serves clients throughout East Tennessee, including some of the country’s largest specialty medical practices.

• Three nurses with The University of Tennessee Medical Center have earned Certified Cardio/ Vascular Nurse Certification (RN-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. These nurses are Jada Bates, RN-BC, BSN, of Mascot, Donna Boxell, RN-BC, of North Knoxville and Sherry Welbes, RN-BC, BSN, of Seymour.

• State Senator Jamie Woodson (R-Knoxville) has been named among the five best pro-business legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly by a key business magazine.  The announcement was made in the May publication of Business TN, which each year selects the five best state lawmakers based on their efforts in keeping “taxes low and regulation minimal.” The publication also chose the honorees based on their legislative stances and their ability to have a positive effect on the state’s business climate.

• U.S. Cellular Regional Vice President, Tom Catani, was named Executive of the Year by Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Award goes to an executive in east Tennessee who is not a public relations professional, but who has “shown exceptional support of P-R-S-A and the public relations profession.”

•, a Web resource of EducationDynamics, announced that its advocacy campaign “Project Working Mom: Putting Education to Work” has received more than 50,000 online education scholarship applicants., in collaboration with American InterContinental University, DeVry University and Walden University, will give away at least $2 million in full-ride scholarships to working moms to further their education and enrich their lives. Scholarship recipients will be announced in May.

• Local American Cancer Society staff members Stacy Hall, Sarah Hooks, Kathleen Steele and Marion Westerling were recognized in Nashville recently as top-performing members of the Society’s Mid-South Division.

• BB&T Corporation was named as a 2008 U.S. Small Business Administration Export Lender of the Year.

• Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff, stars of Nickelodeon’s hit series The Naked Brothers Band, will greet fans and sign autographs of their new album, “I Don’t Want To Go To School,” which hit retailers Tuesday, April 15. They will be at the Turkey Creek Wal-Mart, 10900 Parkside Drive, at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4.

• The Simon Kidgits Club Mother’s Day Craft Event will take place at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at West Town Mall. Event gives kids the opportunity to make homemade gifts for mom.

• Tennessee business laws that apply to contractors, current federal safety and health regulations and the basics of building codes will be taught during a 16-hour examination review course at Pellissippi State Technical Community College June 12-13. Instructor is Tom Dorsey.

• Constuction Plus, Inc. President Sandy Loy is the first Tennessee building contractor to earn the designation of Certified Construction Manager awarded by the Construction Management Association of America. Loy’s company, Construction Plus, Inc., based in Knoxville, is 20 years old in 2008. Loy is a Farragut resident


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