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• The Shops at Franklin Square will host Pink Saturday, Oct. 4. Event benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure Knoxville Affiliate and Cathy L. Hodges Memorial Cancer Foundation. Shoppers at Pink Saturday will recieve discounts, freebies and entertainment.

• East Tennessee Chapter of National Contract Management Association will host its monthly membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Ridge. Speaker is Charles “Chuck” Williams, small business specialist with NASA. Lunch for members is $14; non-members pay $15. For more information, contact Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332. 

• Mary Katsikas Waugh has been named director of children and youth mental health programming at the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Waugh has been at the Helen Ross McNabb Center since 2001, when she started her career as a counselor working with emotionally disturbed adolescents.

• Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. announced that Reinhart FoodService, LLC, an independent food distributor in its group of family-owned businesses, entered into an agreement to acquire Institutional Jobbers Company and its subsidiary, American Diversified Supply Company, based in Knoxville. The transaction is anticipated to close in October.

• Anderson Heart Physicians, PC, located in Suite 110 of Westmall Medical Park in Oak Ridge, has opened. Stephen Teague, MD, FACC, has practiced in Oak Ridge for more than eight years. Teague extends services to patients already under his care, as well as to new patients in Anderson and surrounding counties. Services includes stress testing, echocardiography, vascular imaging, pacemaker follow-up, rhythm evaluations and cholesterol and anticoagulation management.

• “Women in Retailing and Hospitality Leadership Conference” will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in The University of Tennessee’s University Center. There will be 11 speakers, including women executives from several large corporations and a panel discussion during the day. UT Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management is planning the conference, but topics have relevance to working women in all fields. Topics include leadership traits, career management and overcoming barriers. Men also are invited to attend. For more information and for cost, call 865-974-2141.

• The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration is hosting this year’s Nuclear Security Summit for approximately 250 attendees including participants from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

• For the second year in a row, BB&T Corporation ranks highest in customer service satisfaction among primary mortgage servicing companies, according to a nationwide study released last week by J.D. Power and Associates.

• The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Office of the Dean announced the launch of a new physician-education Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program. This program will offer advanced training for physicians in caring for specific needs of the elderly.

• Hope Neurology announced the formation of The Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Baptist Hospital West, a member of Mercy Health Partners. The Center for MS has achieved affiliation status with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a member of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. For more information about the Center for MS at Baptist Hospital West, call 865-218-6222.

• Dottie Webb of Weichert, Realtors Advantage Plus has been awarded the Accredited Staging Professional designation by StagedHomes.com.

• Carabeth West Russell, MD, has joined Summit Medical Group at the Concord Medical Center office and is welcoming new patients.

• The Town Framery, 12814 Kingston Pike, will host a fall open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. All merchandise purchased during the open house will be tax-free. There also will be a special “one-day” seasonal floral display, food and drinks and a discount coupon toward your next framing order. For more information, call 865-671-6627.

• The Heart of Knoxville Career and Resource Center is seeking local businesses and organizations that plan to recruit job candidates to participate in the Career Center’s annual Fall Employment Festival/Mas Trabajos Oct. 9. The festival will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Magnolia Avenue Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Participation is free. For more information, call Bryan May at 865-329-3171.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College is offering a test preparation course to assist prospective employees in preparing for the Edison Electric Institute test, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 11-14. The exam is required for employment by TVA and such companies as Georgia Power and Duke Power and Energy United.

• Stephanie Carter has been named senior director of administrative services and special projects at Helen Ross McNabb Center.

• City of Knoxville has set the 8th annual Neighborhood Bike Ride for Saturday, Sept. 27. Event will begin 10 a.m. in Market Square and riders will journey through North Knoxville neighborhoods. For more information, call 865-215-3818.

 

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