Park Place makes smooth transition

Park Place of West Knoxville residents, from left, Barbara Henry, George Tennant, Jean Baldwin and Robert Thode have lunch together in Park Place’s dining room. Park Place of West Knoxville residents are experiencing a smooth transition after the facility, previously named Parkview Senior Living, underwent new ownership and a new name, Genna Minihan, Park Place Lifestyle 360 program director, said.

Jay McBride built the independent living facility nine years ago at 10914 Kingston Pike.

“In November 2015, [McBride] sold it to Five Star Senior Living,” Minihan said. “[Five Star] owns about 300 facilities in the United States, mostly in the Southeast, which is different than being owned by a smaller group.

“We’re in the process of changing over to the bigger company, but it’s going smoothly.”

The owners at Five Star saw Parkview Center’s success and sought the purchase, she said.

The facility’s name also changed in November 2015, as McBride still plans to build other facilities and wanted to hold onto the name, Parkview, Minihan said.
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business briefs

• Nellie Dunn has joined Mountain Commerce Bank as vice president and senior treasury management specialist. Dunn brings nearly 20 years of experience in cash management in large and community banks. She will handle merchant services in her new role.

• Brice Chapman has been promoted to vice president and relationship manager at Mountain Commerce Bank. He will continue to provide oversight for the MCB branches at Cedar Bluff and Bearden. He also will manage a portfolio of loan and deposit relationships in the Knoxville market.
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