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• First Tennessee Bank, a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp., advanced to second in the southeast region overall customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. The bank was ranked third in the region in last year’s study.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College recognized the efforts of its faculty and staff at the 2008 Employee Appreciation Awards ceremony April 23. All winners received a cash award, plaque and medallion, and all retirees a desk clock, provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. Susan McMahon, program coordinator of Pre-nursing Education, earned the college’s highest honor for an employee, the Excellence in Teaching Award. Also recognized were Ray Booth, Janis Foreman, Marilyn Harper, Mike Looney and Lori Warneke.

• Charter Communications, Inc. announced the winner of a contest in which a father was awarded a giant high definition television, Charter High Definition service and the Charter Bundle free for a year. Abe Manogue, the contest winner and a leukemia survivor, was nominated by his daughter.

• Limited time remains to reserve a booth at the 89th Tennessee Valley Fair. Excellent booth spaces are available for lease in the air conditioned Jacob’s Building for as little as $360 for all 10 days of the fair. The fair will be held Sept. 5-14. For more information, contact Kim Harbin at 865-215-1478.

• The Maids International announced that Heidi Allen, owner of The Maids Home Services in Knoxville, a professional residential cleaning service, earned the President’s Club Award for outstanding achievement in franchise sales and growth during the past year.

• The Cabot Cheese Road Show will be in Wal-Mart supercenters in the Knoxville area from Friday, June 20, to Sunday, June 22. 

• The Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold its next free bimonthly new business workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 16 at the department’s Knoxville regional office, 531 Henley St. The workshop will be held on the sixth floor in suite 606.

• NOX CCTV, an ADT authorized dealership, is now open for business. For more information, visit www.ubwebtv.com or www.knox-cctv.com.

• American First Mortgage and First Mortgage Lenders have earned a USDA Rural Development Million Dollar Lender Award for partnering with the federal agency to deliver more than $6.1 million in affordable home loans to families and individuals in the Knox County area. RD area director Jerry Amonett announced the award at each of the companies’ offices in Knoxville.

• Alex Stokes, a 10-year veteran of the financial industry, is the new investment executive for the Sevierville and Knoxville branches of Highlands Union Bank.

• Jack Howard, Federal Project Director in the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office, has retired after 39 years of federal service.

• Jeff Sanborn has been named executive vice president and retail banking line of business manager for SunTrust Bank, East Tennessee. Sanborn most recently served as senior vice president and commercial team leader for the commercial line of business in SunTrust Bank’s Nashville region.

• Sherry Williams, founder and president of Corporate Quarters, is retiring after 14 years. Kim Lawhorn, who has worked the last 10 years with Williams, has purchased the company and vows to continue the business with the same goal and vision Williams has always had. For more information visit www.knoxcorporateapts.com.

• John M. Adams III, CCIM, SIOR of Wood Properties, Inc., has achieved the SIOR office specialist designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, an international association of professional commercial real estate brokers. Adams is one of only six SIORs in Knoxville.

• Board-certified radiologist Michael Adler, M.D., has joined the staff of Vista Radiology, P.C. A teleradiologist, Dr. Adler will assist Vista with expanded hours of coverage.

 

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