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• ES&H, Inc. President, Bill Garibay, has been selected as one of the top three finalists for the 2008 Hispanic Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Green Company Category by Hispanic Business, Inc.

• Solar Cities Kickoff will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at the amphitheater at World’s Fair Park. Knoxville was selected as one of 12 Solar American cities by Department of Energy. DOE and TVA will provide financial support for city initiatives designed to reduce barriers to developing solar power.

• Beryl P. Evans RN MS CWON, owner of The Pouch Place, Inc. announces its award of accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. for the services of medical supplies.

• Pellissippi State Foundation has chosen its board of trustees for the 2008-2009 school year. The Foundation secures financial support for educational and cultural activities that are above and beyond the ongoing operational expenses of Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Joining the board this year are Joy Bishop, David A. Clothier, Andrew Lorenz and Travis Spiva.

• BB&T Corporation reported net income for the third quarter of 2008 totaling $358 million, or $.65 per diluted share, compared with $444 million, or $.80 per diluted share, earned during the third quarter of 2007. These results reflect decreases of 19.4 percent and 18.8 percent, respectively, compared to the same quarter last year.

• For the 21st year in a row, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have teamed together to support Change Your Clock Change Your Battery, Sunday, Nov. 2. 

• Gables & Gates, Realtors congratulates Sandi Whitaker, August Agent of the Month. Whitaker chose Fish Hospitality Pantries as her charity of choice. A check for one thousand dollars was presented by Susie Lash, owner and president of Gables & Gates, Realtors to Jim Wright, director of Fish Hospitality Pantries. Fish is an all-volunteer organization that provides food packages to more than 10,000 families each month from four Knoxville locations. This $1,000 contribution will feed 200 families of four for three days.

• Thermocopy was the recipient of the Environmental Achievement Award in the large business category at the annual Keep Knoxville Beautiful “Orchid and Onions Awards” banquet Oct. 9 for initiatives such as the Thermocopy Greenworks program, which has resulted in over 69,000 lbs. of paper, e-scrap and other materials recycled through September 2008 and Printworks, a print management strategy for clients that, if enacted, results in paper conservation and less land-fill use.

• Rather & Kittrell announce the hiring of Bjorn Helgeson as an investment advisor.


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