Business

Belew: nation’s BEST ‘Neighbor?’

One of only three in national contention, local pharmacy finds out results Friday

Dr. David Belew and Dr. Amy Belew, owners of Belew Drug Family of Pharmacies, currently are in Orlando, Florida, waiting to find out if their Knox County-based business has won the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Award. The business is one of three national finalists for that honor. The winner will be named Friday, July 20, at Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s 2018 ThoughtSpot conference and tradeshow.
The Belew Drug Family of Pharmacies, with its newest of four locations, 1616 Choto Markets Way in Concord, is a finalist for 2018 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award, presented by Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network and a part of Amerisource Bergen.

The annual award, which will be presented Friday, July 20, at Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s 2018 ThoughtSpot conference and tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, recognizes a pharmacy that epitomizes what it means to be a Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

“Our finalists not only provide exceptional care, but they are continually evolving to meet the unique and growing needs of their patients,” stated registered pharmacist and Ph.D. Brian Nightengale, president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy and senior vice president of Community & Specialty Pharmacy, in a press release.

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Have you found Nailvana?

Partners Molly Jacobs, left, and Christine Pittman combined their skills to open Nailvana, 11324 Parkside Drive, June 1.
Molly Cobb of Loudon and Christine Pittman of Karns have partnered to bring clients to Nailvana.

The two opened their new venture in Turkey Creek’s Sola Salons, 11324 Parkside Drive, June 1, offering spa manicures, pedicures, gel polish and artificial nails.

“We’re super excited,” Pittman said. “We have worked hard and are ready to see the whole thing come together and bring nail services to Turkey Creek Sola Salons.”

Cobb and Pittman became good friends when they worked together at a corporate day spa.

Both women have done nails for more than 16 years, and between 2013 and 2015, Pittman was a salon owner in another Knox County location. 

The idea to form a partnership came out of a random conversation that started with “what if?”

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business briefs

• Robert Dancu and Dawn Greenwald have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners’ trust service group. Dancu and Greenwald are based at Pinnacle’s Northshore Drive office.

• Bank of Tennessee has opened a new location in Brookview Center in West Knoxville. The new facility is 5,100 square feet, which features offices, a bistro for customers, conference room and Interactive Teller Machine.

• James C. Farris, M.D. internal medicine physician, has joined Tennova Healthcare with his new medical practice at Tennova LaFollette Medical Center Clinic in LaFollette.

Farris has been serving the LaFollette community for more than 40 years.

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