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• Chick-fil-A will celebrate its 7th anniversary in Turkey Creek Tuesday, Oct. 21.

• Knoxville chapter of American Marketing Association will host Dr. William Bass at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Orangery.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center and Kroger plan a Farragut Community Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 22, at Kroger Marketplace. Event will offer a variety of tests, screenings and health information. For more information, call 1-877-882-2737.

• Knoxville chapter of American Marketing Association will hold a new member reception from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at Mulligan’s restaurant.

• Food City broke ground at its new Hardin Valley store, 11501 Hardin Valley Road, Friday, Oct. 10.

• The Rogers Petroleum, Inc., Lubricants Division and Kelso Oil Company announced an agreement on a combination that will create LubriCorp, LLC, to be among the largest lubricant distributors in the southeastern U.S.

• Fox Fitness plans a Freaky Fat Loss Family Halloween Workout Extravaganza. Workout is a fund-raiser for Girls on the Run Foundation. Donations are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged. Workout will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Hills Park. Participants should each bring a pumpkin, towel, water, healthy snack and a costume. For more information contact Becky Fox at 865-243-5361 or becky@foxfitnessonline.com.

• Beacon Professional Services, PLC, announced today that its new offices, located off Old Weisgarber Road, are now accepting patients. Beacon provides psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults.

• Employees at Cariten Healthcare recently partnered with the Knoxville Christian Student Association and Harriman Church of Good to show their support of military members in Afghanistan and Iraq. The volunteers collected more than 44 boxes of items for the troops. The items ranged from snack foods and personal hygiene supplies to games and reading materials. The volunteers boxed and shipped the items to eight military units currently stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

• The Children’s Charity of Eastern Tennessee, Regal Foundation, and Will Rogers Institute announce $180,000 in charitable funds are being earmarked for three Neonatal Intensive Care Units in East Tennessee. The donations will be $60,000 to each of the following health systems: UT Medical Center, Mercy Health Partners and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

• Tennessee Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus recently held elections for the 2009 Board of Directors during its membership meeting at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Sept. 26, in Gatlinburg. Katy Brown, president of the Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau, was unanimously selected to a three-year term representing East Tennessee.

• Medic’s Family Blood Coverage Program exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection and processing fees for one year at any U.S. hospital if a transfusion is needed.  Each additional donation adds another year’s credit towards the program.  For example, if you gave blood twice during the 2008 year the donor as well as any IRS dependents would be covered until 2010.  This special program is Medic’s way of saying thank you for taking the time to think of others.

• University of Tennessee President John Petersen praised the UT Institute for Public Service last week for accomplishing more than $1 billion in economic impact in Tennessee in fiscal year 2008. The accomplishment was announced to IPS staff Oct. 1 at the 2008 IPS Annual Conference.

• Town of Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen invites local businesses to join the fourth annual and expanded “Buy in Farragut” campaign, slated for Saturday, Nov. 22 to Wednesday, Dec. 24, by holding a sale, offering discounts or participating in another related activity that will help attract Farragut citizens and the surrounding communities to buy, dine or stay in Farragut. Deadline to register for the campaign is Monday, Nov. 3. For more information visit www.townoffarragut.org to access a registration form or call Sue Stuhl or Chelsey Riemann at 865-966-7057.

• Rescued child soldier Ishmael Beah and nurse Alusine Kamara will return to The University of Tennessee, Monday, Oct. 17, for a lecture and book signing. Free and open to the public, the event, including a discussion and question-and-answer session, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Building.

• Surgical oncologist Dr. Jim Lewis recently joined The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute. Lewis also will serve as assistant professor of Surgical Oncology with UT Graduate School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.

• Larry Rossini, director the Knoxville area Small Business Development Center, which is administered locally by Pellissippi State Technical Community College, has been selected as the 2008 State Star of the Tennessee SBDC. Rossini was chosen for being an exemplary performer, making a significant contribution to the TSBDC program and showing a strong commitment to small business in the Knoxville area.

• UT Federal Credit Union has launched a Spanish translation of its Web site, available via a link at www.utfcu.org.

• Maryville College will host a literary seminar entitled, “Toxicants, Science and Politics: How much risk are we willing to take?” Event is planned for for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Lawson Auditorium of Maryville College’s Fayerweather Hall.

• Pete Greenwalt, Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association executive director, has resigned.

 

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