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• Deadline to join “Shop Farragut” is Monday, Nov. 1. Local businesses are invited to join the free, fifth annual “Shop Farragut” campaign — formerly the “Buy in Farragut” campaign — slated to run from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Friday, Dec. 31, 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. Register online at www.townoffarragut.org or call Sue Stuhl or Arleen Higginbotham at 865-966-7057.

• Mercy Health Partners has partnered with American Heart Association for “Knoxville Goes Red.” Together, Mercy and AHA will “paint the city red” for seven months with dynamic events and programs including National Wear Red Day in February and the 8th Annual Go Red for Women luncheon next spring. Go Red For Women is a national movement by the American Heart Association to raise awareness of the effects of heart disease on women.

• Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold its next free bimonthly new business workshop from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 531 Henley St. in suite 606. Register online at www.TN.gov/revenue or call 865-594-6100.


• In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Little Clinic in select Kroger stores, including those in Knoxville, is partnering with FUZE, an active lifestyle drink, to offer breast cancer educational information that focuses on warning signs and recommended safeguards against the disease. The Little Clinic also will provide free blood pressure and body mass index screenings to consumers during October. For more information, visit www.thelittleclinic.com

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, has added Julie Totten in its Knoxville office.

• Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. remains the fourth-largest out of 60 financial institutions in Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro metropolitan statistical area, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

• Town of Farragut will host the 14th annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Event will provide a safe place for children to participate in Halloween activities while benefiting the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit www.townoffarragut.org. In the case of inclement weather, call 865-966-2420 after 3 p.m. for the status of the event.  

• Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International of East Tennessee’s 18th annual Jazzed to Cure the Blues Dream Gala will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at Knoxville Convention Center. Event will feature a silent and live auction, dinner and entertainment, and will honor the William B. Stokely. For more information, visit www.jdrfdreamgala.com 

• Mercy Health Partners is sponsoring Farragut’s 2010 Hot To Trot 5K/10K Road Race on Parkside Drive beginning at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 25. This year’s race will benefit the Town of Farragut Department of Recreation as well as last year’s recipients Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and Sister Martha’s Food Pantry. More than $3,000 was donated to these worthy causes with proceeds from the 2009 race. Register at www.mercy.com or at www.fleetfeetknoxville.com/hottotrot. Early registrants are guaranteed a long-sleeve, technical t-shirt for participating in the race. Registration fee is $20 through Sunday, Nov. 7.  From Nov. 7 to Nov. 21, the registration fee is $25 and during the race week from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, registration is $30.

• Steve Herzog, president of Sandler Training Herzog & Associates, has received Sandler Systems Inc.’s Gold Award for outstanding performance among the 250 plus franchisees worldwide.

• Tennessee School of Beauty has been selected for the 2010 Best of Knoxville Award in the Beauty Schools category by the U.S. Commerce Association. The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.

• LBMC Technologies, LLC, announces Tim Morton has been added to its Knoxville office. Morton will be a network engineer in the Knoxville office. He will be working with clients to provide solutions to building proper infrastructure as well as special projects as needed. Morton previously worked as a system administrator at Pilot Travel Centers.

• Young Broadcasting president Deborah A. McDermott announced t she has appointed Dan Phillippi as general manager of Knoxville-based WATE-TV. Phillippi has served as the vice president and general manager of Acme’s WBXX-TV in Knoxville. Earlier in his career, Phillippi worked more than a decade with Jefferson-Pilot Communications. Phillippi has more than 30 years experience in television station sales and management.

• Julie Howlett has joined the Nashville office of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. as marketing information coordinator with responsibility for oversight of the firm’s contact management and marketing information systems. She will work with BWSC professional staff in all the firm’s office locations including Knoxville.

• Coulter & Justus, P.C. recently was named as one of the 2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. “Accounting Today” and Best Companies Group create the annual list. The firm also received this recognition in 2009.

• Stephanie Garmer, CPA, has joined Coulter & Justus, P.C. as a senior accountant in the tax department. Garmer holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from East Tennessee State University and has two years professional accounting experience, most recently with Burkhart & Company in Knoxville. 

• Lisa Nichols has joined Coulter & Justus, P.C. as the firm’s receptionist. Nichols has more than seven years experience providing executive level administrative support. Prior to joining Coulter & Justus, she was with the Wakefield Corporation. 

• Mercy Health Partners Cancer Centers need your vote to help win a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project, where nonprofits can win up to $250,000 in funding if they get the most votes. Mercy Cancer Centers’ Integrative Medicine and Compassion In Action Project has been selected as a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh Grant Program for the month of October. From Oct. 1-31, cast a vote every day for the Mercy project by visiting http://pep.si/bfpsqW or sending a text message with “103287” in the message field to 73774. Mercy’s Integrative Medicine Project provides helps cancer victims going through rigors of treatment and the Compassion In Action Program provides funds for people who can’t afford treatment or tests.

• Dr. Keith E. Campbell has opened Tennessee Vein Center, a state-of-the-art treatment facility, at 203 Corporate Place in the Springbrook Corporate Center off North Hall Road in Alcoa. Campbell is a native East Tennessean and graduated from ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine.

• The Federal Trade Commission’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” campaign, a public awareness initiative aimed at curbing underage drinking, has launched this month nationwide. The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee has partnered with FTC and will distribute campaign materials to restaurants and wine and spirits retail outlets across the state to remind customers that it is unsafe, illegal and irresponsible to provide alcohol to teens under any circumstances.

 • The town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department is seeking class instructors for the 2011 winter quarter, scheduled from Jan. 18 to March 10. The Town specifically is seeking instructors for the following classes: kids’ art class, adult watercolor art class and a Zumba exercise class on weekday evenings. The Town also will accept applications from qualified instructors for all types of art, fitness and educational classes and workshops.

Those interested should submit an outline of the proposed class, a brief biography including qualifications and proof of any necessary certifications or licenses. Deadline is Friday, Oct. 29. Contact Anne LaGrow at anne.lagrow@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

• Knoxville Center announces Famous Labels will join the property in late 2010. The store’s 18,000 sq. ft. space will be in Knoxville Center’s lower level near Sears. The store will sell a variety of well-known name brands and designer label merchandise at 70 to 80 percent off their original retail prices.

• Pellissippi State Community College President Allen G. Edwards has announced his intent to retire. In an e-mail to faculty, staff and the Pellissippi State Foundation Board of Trustees, he said that after 40 years of service in community colleges, he thought it was time to retire. Edwards has been president of Pellissippi State since 1993. His retirement becomes effective June 30, 2011.

• Randstad US has awarded the YMCA of East Tennessee a grant for $3,000 to provide teens with career mentoring and workforce skills development. The gift will be used to enhance the Y-Achievers, an academic achievement and college readiness program designed to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals.

• Mercy Medical Center North CEO Jeremy Biggs has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 256 Hospital and Healthcare Industry Leaders to Know in the nation. The September/October edition of Becker’s Hospital Review cites Biggs’ work in planning and developing Mercy North and notes he is also on the publication’s Top Ten list for Hospital CEO’s under the age of 40.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will hold “Social Media Marketing Workshop for Business,” offered from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Class costs $189. To register, call 865-539-7167 or visit www.pstccc.edu/bcs/new

• Mountain Commerce Bank announced the promotions of six of its key personnel: Marie Patterson was promoted to chief financial officer and first vice president; Ken Adams assumed the new role of chief deposit officer; Todd Jones has been promoted to senior vice president; Tracy Jones was promoted to first vice president; Caroline Strader was promoted to first vice president as the bank’s treasury management sales manager and Matt Lorencen now is relationship manager.

• Adrienne Anderson and Amanda Busby celebrate the first anniversary of the formation of Anderson Busby PLLC. Anderson Busby PLLC is a law firm that assists individual and corporate clients with business matters, including contracts, health care, employment and construction.

• Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. management participated in the FIG Partners’ 6th Annual Bank CEO Forum in Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday, Sept. 21, and in the Wunderlich Securities Bank Tour in Memphis, Wednesday, Sept. 22. Pinnacle’s investor presentation for the conferences are available on www.pnfp.com.

 

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