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• First Tennessee Bank invites customers to submit recipes for its “Recipes from the Vault” cookbook. Cookbooks will be sold at First Tennessee locations in December, with proceeds benefiting United Way. Recipes must be submitted by Saturday, Nov. 15. To submit a recipe, e-mail radockery@firsttennessee.com

• BB&T Corporation said it has received preliminary approval to participate in the U.S. Treasury Department’s capital purchase program to revive the financial sector. BB&T will receive $3.1 billion from a government capital infusion plan aimed at restoring liquidity and easing credit in the financial markets.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Logan D. Laug in its Knoxville office.

• First Tennessee named Mick Reed as vice president and relationship manager in its business banking division.

• Celebrating its first year in business, Bath Junkie in Turkey Creek presented a check to Janis Stone, director for the East Tennessee Area Office of the American Diabetes Association.

• European Auto Garage and Racer’s Edge will host a Cars and Coffee event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 8, at 227 Sherway Road.

• Valarie Thompson, Re/Max realtor, has earned the Real Estate Collaborative Specialist – Divorce designation.

• East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association will hold the dedication of the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at World’s Fair Park.

• The Tennessee Business Roundtable elected new officers and executive committee members at its board meeting Oct. 16. Members include James J. Powell, Mike Magill, William “Zan” Blue, Timothy Greenhouse, Gordon Fee, Martin Simmons, William “Tinker” Kelley, Pat Beasley, Mike Edwards, Wayne McCreight, Lonnie Roberts and Guy Wilson.

• Integrated Management Resources, a Knoxville-based training and development firm, has added Tom von Berg as director of operations.

• Threds Inc. was awarded the gold and silver Golden Image Andre Schellenberg Award for excellence in screen printing at the Speciality Graphic Imaging Association convention held in Atlanta, Ga.

• Claris Networks has been named to Business Tennessee’s 2008 Hot 100 list for the second year in a row. The list, which will be featured in a special November edition of Business Tennessee, recognizes the state’s fastest-growing and dynamic private companies.

• The Documentary Channel will premier “TVA: Built for the People,” at 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24. The film documents the epic journey of the Tennessee Valley Authority from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of the TVA Act in 1933 to the impact of TVA on the lives of people across the Tennessee Valley today.  Film is narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges, directed by Academy Award nominees Sean and Andrea Fine and executive produced by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Tom Neff.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Rosalee Preston in its Knoxville office. Preston has joined the accounting firm in a staff position in the tax division. 

• Jeannie Dulaney, Leadership Knoxville’s longtime President and CEO, has announced her retirement effective at the end of March 2009. Dulaney helped organize the first Leadership Knoxville class back in 1985 and has helped guide every class since.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Matthew Loren Scollard in its Knoxville office.  

• 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.

• BB&T said that Chief Financial Officer Chris Henson will be named chief operating officer and Assistant Chief Financial Officer Daryl Bible will succeed Henson as CFO, beginning Jan. 1, 2009. Bible will join the executive management team immediately.

• Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. announce that Reinhart Food-Service, L.L.C., an independent food distributor in its group of family-owned businesses, has acquired Institutional Jobbers Company and its subsidiaries based in Knoxville.

• RFD-TV, LLC launched on all Charter Tennessee cable systems Oct. 30. Charter will offer RFD-TV in the Charter Digital Total View package on channel 147. For more

information, call Charter at

1-800-438-2427.

• Coulter & Justus, P.C. has moved into a new office a 9717 Cogdill Road.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Connie L. Leggett in its Knoxville office.

• The Prestige Group will sponsor a free seminar, “A Day in the Life,” at Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, 11504 Kingston Pike. Event will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18. Seminar will demonstrate, in real time, how a highly effective organization can transform itself. For more information, call 865-705-3878.

• BusinessTN has named Knoxville-based AC Entertainment to its Hot100 list. This is the first time AC Entertainment has made the list.

 

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