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• East Tennessee PBS is seeking college students for summer internships. Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by 5 p.m,. Friday, April 22. For more information, call 865-521-2369.

• Mary Kay independent sales director Margaret Dean of Farragut earned the use of a new Chevy Equinox crossover as a result of her outstanding achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business. This is Dean’s 12th Mary Kay career car earned.

• Carlton Moxley Long has been named vice president of development and community services for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, a newly created position to focus increasing attention on philanthropy, community relations, marketing and volunteer services at the pediatric medical center. Long will start in this new position in late May.

• Mercy Health Partners facilities in East Tennessee will provide free information and tool kits for families to have an informed conversation on healthcare decisions from April 12 to April 15. Mercy West will provide this information from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in the cafeteria. For more information, visit www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org

• Town of Farragut is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2011 Picnic on the Pike volunteer team, scheduled for Sept. 25 on the lawn of farragutpress, 11863 Kingston Pike. Picnic on the Pike is an annual event offering an afternoon of live entertainment, food vendors, inflatables, games and food provided by local non-profit organizations. Interested volunteers should contact Arleen Higginbotham at 865-966-7057 or arleen.higginbotham@townoffarragut.org by Monday, April 25.


• Through April 30, consumers can receive free blood pressure and total cholesterol screenings at The Little Clinic, which also is offering free information regarding colon cancer awareness. The Little Clinic and Dulcolax also are offering a special gift to each screening participant while supplies last.

• Farragut is accepting registrations for the 24th annual Independence Day Parade, to be held beginning at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 4. Deadline for registrations is Thursday, June 23, until the Town receives 95 entries, or the lineup area is full, whichever comes first. Entries can be submitted by businesses and community organizations and can include antique cars, floats and entertainment. Confirmation letters will be sent within two weeks of receiving registration forms or by June 23. Parade lineup numbers will be available on the Town’s website at townoffarragut.org and posted at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, at 8 a.m., Friday, July 1. No parade lineup numbers will be given over the phone. 2011 grand marshals will be the family of the late Farragut High School Coach Ryan Shoup. The parade will begin in the parking lot of FHS, travel down Kingston Pike and end at Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center. Registration forms are available at www.townoffarragut.org or at Farragut Town Hall; call Arleen Higginbotham at 865-966-7057 or e-mail arleen.higginbotham@townoffarragut.org

• McCamy Construction is relocating to 124 South Gay St. in Knoxville and will be opening in early April. McCamy Properties re-launched as McCamy Construction last month.

• John Gargis has joined Knox Area Rescue Ministries as director of donor relations. Gargis will educate new and existing donors and supporters about the ministry and needs of KARM.  

• Concord Title and Landmark Title of East Tennessee announce their merge, effective April 1. Concord Title will unite the experienced teams from both companies; it also plans expansion into new territories that include North Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia.

• First Commercial Real Estate and Turley & Co. are assuming marketing and sales duties, as well as project management and development responsibilities, for the Town Creek development in Lenoir City. First Commercial and Turley & Company both are owned by John Turley, the primary developer of Turkey Creek

• Brixx Wood Fired Pizza of Knoxville has announced the appointment of David Rentschler as managing partner of the Knoxville stores. Rentschler comes to Brixx with more than 20 years of experience in restaurant management, including work at Baker Peters Jazz Club.

• First Tennessee has hired Thomas “Tom” C. Owens as senior vice president and commercial real estate market manager in East Tennessee.

• Knoxville Area Tennessee Small Business Development Center will conduct two free “Introduction to How to Start an Internet Business” seminars in April. First will be held at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16. Second will be held at TSBDC, 17 Market Square, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 18. Early registration is advised: visit www.tsbdc.org, call 865-246-2663 or e-mail jshelton@tsbdc.org

• LBMC Technologies, LLC, a member of the Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain family of companies, announces James “Jim” Warren has been added to its Knoxville office as an account executive.

•  Secret City Scenic Excursion Train will operate three Easter Bunny specials at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 through 12. There is no cost for children under 3. Seating is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 865-241-2140.

• Valerie Guess announced the opening of her store, Val’s Boutique, at 7309 Kingston Pike in Bearden. Boutique will offer women’s fashion, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Guess is a Knoxville-area native who graduated Farragut High School in 1999.

• Kristina B. Hill has joined Charter Communi-cations as senior communications manager. Hill will develop and manage news media relations and communications for Charter, Charter Business and Charter Media in Tennessee.

• Chris Holbert has joined Modern Supply as an outside sales representative covering Knoxville and the surrounding area. Holbert is responsible for new business development in both the contractor and consumer markets.

• Jason R. Scott, engineering technician and Stormwater Matters program coordinator for town of Farragut, has earned the Certified Stormwater Manager designation from American Public Works Association. SMC certification is designed to promote excellence and commitment to public service by advancing the knowledge and practice of stormwater management to benefit the community, public agencies and the profession. CSM is intended for experts in public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial and federal agencies. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org, e-mail jason.scott@townoffarragut.org or call 865-966-7057.

• Town of Farragut is offering a “trunk show” presentation about Admiral James David Glasgow Farragut and the history of the Farragut/Concord area for civic organizations, clubs and homeowners’ association meetings. Farragut Folklife Museum coordinator Julia Jones-Barham and special events and program coordinator Anne LaGrow offer the 15-minute presentation that can be adapted to your meeting times. To schedule a time, or for more information, call Jones-Barham or LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

• TDS Telecommunications Corp. announced it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit regional award for United States Service Provider Small Business Partner of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners March 1 at its annual channel partner conference in New Orleans, La.

• Tennessee Public and Teaching Hospitals Association recently named John J. Sheridan as the 2011-2012 Chair of the Board. Sheridan is vice president of community and government relations at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

• Jefferson Memorial Hospital announced its Imaging Services department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound, as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.

• Through May 2, customers can donate $1 at Hardee’s to benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and will receive $10 worth of restaurant coupons in return for their generosity.

• Modern Supply Company announced the addition of Joan Hatcher as director of marketing and communications. Hatcher will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies and business development and training.

• Home Federal Bank of Tennessee announced the re-election of board members: Mack A. Gentry of Gentry, Tipton & McLemore; James M. Hart, president of Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; John W. Lacey III, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer of UT Medical Center; Avice Reid, executive director of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee; Henrietta Grant, retired manager of community relations at Knoxville Utilities Board, and Thomas M. Rentenbach, chairman of the board of Rentenbach Engineering Co.

• Impact Mercy Program of Mercy Health Partners Foundation is donating $20,000 for the Geriatric Assessment Program; $14,000 to Mercy Cancer Center’s Compassion in Action fund; $2,500 to Mercy Heart Institute, and $8,500 to Mercy Medical Center St. Mary’s Preadmission, Lab and Surgery departments.

• Greater Growth, LLC, a new aquaponics company, broke ground on its new 12,000 square foot Lenoir City facility March 17. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture — raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks — with hydroponics — cultivating plants in water — in a symbiotic environment.

 

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