Hasan recognizes State Farm loyalists

Local couple on board for almost 65 years as customers

Mansour Hasan, center, agent and owner of The Hasan Agency State Farm, shows his appreciation to Sam and Betty Marcum for their loyalty after almost 65 years as customers of the insurance company. Sam and Betty Marcum showed Mansour Hasan, owner and agent of the Hasan Agency State Farm, that loyalty is not a thing of the past.

When Hasan learned the Marcums have been members of State Farm Insurance Com-panies for almost 65 years, he hosted a celebration in their honor Friday, March 13, in his office at 10257 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.

“We knew right away this was something rare and unique,” Hasan said.

“You don’t see this very often anymore,” the agent added. “In today’s world, loyalty seems to be a thing of the past. Everyone is always looking for something easier, cheaper, newer.”

“[The Marcums] are exceptional clients,” Hasan said. “If I had more clients like this, it would be easy. Meeting this delightful couple has proven true American allegiance still exists.
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Lizard Thicket celebrates opening in The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek

Lizard Thicket manager Amanda Zupkoff, left, and franchise owner Carly Isaacson welcome Farragut shoppers to the store’s grand opening Thursday, April 9, at 11369 Parkside Drive in The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek. The Farragut community has a new boutique in Turkey Creek.

Lizard Thicket, a women’s apparel boutique franchise, opened Thursday, April 2, at 11369 Parkside Drive in The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek. A grand opening was celebrated Thursday, April 9.

“I love Tennessee,” Carly Isaacson, franchise owner, said. “My husband and I come from a town on the edge of the Rockies, and we have often traveled this way on quick weekends since we moved to Atlanta.

“We love the people, the community and the environment,” she added about Tennessee. “It reminds us of home out West. We hope to live somewhere in between Atlanta and Farragut someday.”

Isaacson said she chose Turkey Creek because she was impressed with the area.

“Turkey Creek is quite impressive in general,” she said. “Any site in this area is extremely active but The Pinnacle has some great stores that compliment ours perfectly.”
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business briefs

• Bryan Petett has received the Number One Sales Professional Award in the state for Coldwell Banker Commercial, and was named to the Circle of Distinction.

• Sarah Traylor has been hired as Christian Academy of Knoxville’s newest Cheer Program coordinator and head varsity cheer coach. Tori Bowland has been hired as CAK head competition cheer coach and Jessica Martin has been added as an assistant coach. Traylor and Bowland are graduates of CAK and were part of the Cheer Program. Martin, a former UT cheerleader, has a background in gymnastics.

• Craig Collier has been hired as Christian Academy of Knoxville’s new development director. Collier has started in a part-time capacity April 1 and will serve full-time beginning July 1.
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