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• Knoxville Area Tennessee Small Business Development Center will sponsor three programs in February: small business start-up from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Feb. 3; government contracting from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 5, and business survival in tough economic times/marketing boot camp from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 25. All programs are free and will be held at Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, 17 Market Square, Register by phone: 865-246-2663.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s Business and Community Services will provide an introductory course for Microsoft Windows Vista. The non-credit class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in Room 204 of the Alexander Building. Cost is $150 and class is limited to 10 students. Registration deadline is Feb. 6.

• Covenant Weight Management Center has named Stacey Smith, M.S., E.P., as its new supervisor.  She oversees business operations and development. Smith holds a Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Medicine from the University of Memphis. 

• Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Denise Barlow will retire Jan. 31 after more than 30 years at The University of Tennessee. Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Jeff Maples will step into the position on an interim basis.

• BB&T Corporation reported earnings for the fourth quarter and the full year 2008. For the fourth quarter, net income totaled $305 million and net income available to common shareholders totaled $284 million, or $.51 per diluted common share, compared with $411 million, or $.75 per diluted common share, earned during the fourth quarter of 2007.

• Internal Revenue Service and the Town of Farragut will sponsor Volunteer Income Tax Assistance from Feb. 3 to April 15. Volunteers will complete and e-file for free IRS forms 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ. This assistance program is for lower income and senior taxpayers. Taxpayers should bring federal tax packets received; wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers; interest, dividend, capital gains, pension, IRA and social security statements (Form 1099); list of items that might be considered for itemized deductions; support for other income and credits; and a copy of last year’s tax return. Taxpayers should also bring social security numbers and correct birth dates for all taxpayers and dependents to be listed on the return. Event will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday, April 15, extended hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. VITA will not take place March 19, 24 and 26. Event is free. 

• Homewood Residence of Deane Hill will host a senior services event series: “Frauds and Scams Seminar,” Thursday, Feb. 12; “Veterans Benefits Seminar,” Thursday, Feb. 26; “Depression in the Elderly Seminar,” Thursday, March 12; and “Senior Health Fair,” Thursday, March 26. All events begin at 6 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 865-690-4070.

• Town of Farragut is sponsoring two adult educational programs in February: “IRA Retirement Benefits and Making the Most of Your Deductions” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10. Speakers Gail Lowell, Ann Snodgrass and Deborah Perry will cover deductions, retirement savings and managing investments. Event is free but registration is appreciated. Town also will host “AARP Driver Safety Program,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, and Tuesday, Feb. 17. Participants must be 50 years of age or older and must complete eight hours of class time to be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Participants must attend both days to be eligible. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-AARP members. Participants must bring AARP membership cards or numbers to the first class to receive the $2 discount. Membership numbers can be obtained by calling 1-888-687-2277. Registration & payment deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 11. Both programs will be held at Farragut Town Hall. To register or receive more information, call 865-966-7057.

• The Little T Squares of Lenoir City has elected its 2009 officers: presidents Ray and Sinda Daugherty, vice presidents Dave and Bobbie Sponsel, secretaries Larry and Margy Hogrefe, treasurers John and Donna Henning and chaplains Hobert and MaryAnn Perdue.

 • Martha Moore Hobson, principal of Hobson Yoder Financial Group in Oak Ridge, is listed among the 150 best financial advisers for doctors in 2008 by Medical Economics magazine. The recognition was the sixth consecutive time she has been selected for the magazine’s lists of top financial advisers for doctors, announced every two years since 1998.

• LBMC Strategic Staffing, LLC has added Christine Bell as an executive recruiter to its growing Knoxville office. 

• Town of Farragut invites citizens to participate in a public hearing at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, regarding the playground proposed for Phase II of McFee Park. Hearing will be held in the Board Room. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to offer suggestions for design of the playground.

• Summit Medical Group physician Dr. Michael D. Leahy has been elected to Mastership by the Board of Regents for the American College of Physicians. The award will be presented to Dr. Leahy during the ACP’s annual meeting April 23 in Philadelphia.

• Lance Boyd is now Summit Medical Group’s vice president of Hospitalist Services.


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