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• Charles Garvey, Charles Garvey Photography Inc., was inducted into the Tennessee Professional Photograp-hers Hall Of Fame at the recent 2008 TPPA convention in Franklin. Charles is a past president of TPPA as well as of Smoky Mountain Professional Photographers in Knoxville. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Photography at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and runs a portrait studio in West Knoxville with his son Brett. He is a past recipient of the PPA National Award and the Southeastern Award for service to the industry of photography.

• BB&T Payment Solutions will host a free educational webinar for employers on the advantages of offering a full range of employee services from a single financial services provider from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7. “Employee Services: Hire-to-Retire Solutions for Business” is the eighth in an ongoing series of payments-related webinars from BB&T. Webinar will be presented by Jack Ducanis, business development manager for BB&T Payroll Services. Online registration is available at www.bbt.com/paymentswebinar.

• Blount Mansion will host a Ghosts and Ghouls walking tour through downtown Knoxville during the month of October. For more information, call 865-525-2375.

• The Heart of Knoxville Career and Resource Center is hosting its annual Fall Employment Festival/Mas Trabajos, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Magnolia Avenue Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Event is free.

• Blount Mansion visitors center will feature “3Artists-3Dimension,” featuring art work by Donna Conliff, Jessica VanNeste and Gay Bryant, Oct. 1-31. Reception will be held Oct. 3 and will feature live jazz with BBC Trio, tours, wine and hor d’oeuvres. Event is free. For more information, call 865-525-2375 or visit www.blountmansion.org

• Jim Brogan will host a free seminar on anti-aging from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at Bearden Banquet Hall, 5600 Kingston Pike. Brogan will interview Dr. Margaret Troxell, owner of Dr. Troxell’s Anti-Aging Center and Tennessee’s only Board-certified anti-aging physician, and Joe Nowell, Doctor of Pharmacy and owner of Tennessee’s first compounding-only pharmacy. To register, call 1-800-648-1633.

• Angela Many, MD, recently joined Generations ObGyn at its Parkwest office and is welcoming new patients. Many is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been in private practice in Morristown for the past three years. Her specialties include obstetrics, adolescent and pre- and post-menopausal patients, laparoscopic surgery and in-office procedures.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Thomas Ingle to its information technology department in the Knoxville office.

• Tennessee Association of Utility Districts announced the addition of Brent Ogles as its new education manager. Ogles will be responsible for developing new training initiatives for Tennessee’s utilities.

• Knoxville Tennessee Small Business Development Center will conduct a free small business start-up seminar from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 6. Register by calling 865-246-2663 or at www.tsbdc.org. Class is held at TSBDC’s 17 Market Square office.

• Safety Smart plans a self-defense awareness class from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 11. Class is held at Bill Jones music and is open to women only, ages 12 and older. University of Tennessee police teach class. For reservations, call 865-539-3434.

• 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 Helen Ross McNabb Center. Waugh has been at 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 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.

• Career Center’s annual Fall Employment Festival/Mas Trabajos from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Magnolia Avenue Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Participation is free. For more information, call Bryan May at 865-329-3171.

 

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