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  Vol. 19, No. 12
                            CHAMBER LIFE
                                  “The mission statement is to strengthen and support our community by promoting business growth and economic development.”
                                                                     A Publication of the Farragut / West Knox Chamber of Commerce                                               December 2006



       Lifestyles, Living & Working                                                                                                      Speaker Series Breakfast,
                                                                                                                                            Dr. Allen Edwards
      in Farragut and West Knoxville
   With over 630 in membership, this year’s membership/buy-       West Knox Chamber of Commerce you will automatically
ers guide will be better and bigger than ever. It will contain    receive 2 free listings, one alphabetically and one by category
information about economic development and the business           in the Directory, as well as a link from our website www.far-
climate in the place we live and work. This user friendly guide   ragutchamber.com
will encourage the buying public to do business with Chamber         The Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce is an asso-
members.                                                          ciation of action-oriented business people concerned with con-
   This is a major fundraiser for the Chamber and for its         tributing to and improving the area in which they do business.
Continuing Education Grant Program. 17,000 copies will be         It is an opportunity to invest in the community where your
distributed by newspaper, mail and area businesses. To adver-     business is conducted.
tise in this new Lifestyle edition of the FWKC membership            Other than becoming an active and supportive part of your
guide marketed by the farragupress call 675-6397 to reserve       community, there are many other advantages and opportuni-
your space. Do not delay!                                         ties received from membership investment in the Chamber
   If you are not yet a member of the Farragut West Knox          such as advertising opportunities, networking events, seminar
Chamber of Commerce, now is the time to get involved. The         and event sponsorships, educational grants, and much more.
new Directory will be completed and distributed February 1,       For more information and to receive an application package
2007. With your membership investment in the Farragut             for membership contact the office (865) 675-7057.
                                                                                                                                        Following the breakfast, Mitch Adams, Chairman of
                                                                                                                                      FWKCC, 1st Tennessee; Anne Zuber and Chris Feay,
                                                                                                                                      Sylvan Learning Center; and Sean Brewer and Traci
                    Happy Holidays Celebration                                                                                        Price, of Pugh & Company, P.C.

                                                                                                                                         The Chamber was pleased to have Dr. Allen Edwards, pres-
    The Chamber’s Annual Open House was held on                   Fox Den Country Club; Gondalier Italian; NHC Place;
                                                                                                                                      ident of Pellissippi State Community College as its guest
 December 12th at the Chamber office and attended by over         Northshore Brassier; Panera Bread, Turkey Creek; Peerless
                                                                                                                                      speaker for the Breakfast Speaker Series on Tuesday,
 250 Chamber members and guests. Thanks to all of those           Restaurant; Pimento’s Market and Cafe; Sweet Water Valley
                                                                                                                                      November 14th. Dr. Edwards spoke to a group of 150
 attending and especially thanks to those who helped to spon-     Cheese Shop; Tastefully Simple; and Turtlehead’s Tea & Coffee
                                                                                                                                      Chamber members and guests.
 sor the event. Sponsoring the beautiful office building light-   Company.
                                                                                                                                         Dr. Edwards addressed the many changes that are taking
 ing by Christmas Décor were Michael Bates Homes, Lean Works         Thanks too, to the Farragut Middle School Anchor Choir
                                                                                                                                      place at the college and how it’s development is adding to the
 and Wells Fargo. The tent was provided by All Occasion Party     and to the Renato Burchert Trio who provided entertainment
                                                                                                                                      economy of our community.
 Rental. The food sponsors included: Abuelo’s Mexican             for the event, also to Oasis Day Spa for their gift of chair mas-
                                                                                                                                         Thanks to our sponsors! Gold: Sylven Learning Center;
 Embassy; American Fidelity; Bonefish Restaurant; Cha Cha’s       sages for those attending and to Teressa DeSimone, American
                                                                                                                                      Silver: Ed Financial and Messer; and Bronze: Regions,
 Restaurant; Earthfare Market; Eva’s; Edison Park Restaurant;     Fidelity for helping to organize the event!
                                                                                                                                      Farragut Branch.
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                                                                                                                                      Calendar of Events
                                                                                                                                           Please call the Chamber office at
                                                                                                                                              675-7057 for information
  Chamber Open House:                                             carols and some choral selections. Thanks to the parents             January 11:     Networking: 8-9:30AM, Tusculum
                                                                  and teachers who organized the performace.                                           College, 1305 Centerpoint Blvd., 693-1177
  1. The Open House this year was a great success.                  3. Local restaurants and Chamber members donated all
                                                                                                                                       January 18:     Networking: 5-7PM, Lalka Tax Services,
Chamber members and guests gathered for food, fun and             of the food for the Open House. Pictured here are: Brian                             244 N. Peters Road, Suite 209, 694-6153
networking. Among those present were: Tracy Hicks,                Balest, Northshore Brasserie; and Nia and Gary Kalogeros,
Homewood Suites by Hilton at Turkey Creek; Rena                   Peerless Restaurant.                                                 January 30:     Brown Bag Lunch: 11:30-1:00 PM,
Amerson, Image Matters; Laura Brobeur, Lean Works, Inc.;            4. Oasis Day Spa provided complementary chair mas-                                 Homewood Residence, 401 Catherine
and Melanie Sharpe, Michael Bates Homes.                          sages. Christy Letsinger treated Terry Borger, Franklin’s                            McAuley Way, Guest Speaker Lalka Tax
  2. A group of students from the Farragut Middle School          Printing to a relaxing neck massage. Also pictured is Glenna                         Service, Reservation Required, 675-7057
Anchor Choir sang at the open house. They sang Christmas          Butler, manager.




member briefs...                                                          long-range marketing strategies, communications activities and proj-
                                                                          ects for the company’s clients. He previously served as director of client
                                                                          services.
   Congratulations to Home Federal Bank of Tennessee for being the           Located in First Tennessee Plaza, Moxley Carmichael provides pub-
recipient of one of America’s Community Bankers’ 2006 Community           lic relations expertise to many major East Tennessee businesses and
Bank Awards. Home Federal was presented an award in the category          organizations. including, KUB, First Tennessee, Covenant Health,
of Habitat for Humanity for its outstanding achievement.                  Rural/Metro Corporation, and the Knoxville Convention Center,
                                                                          among others.
   Congratulations to the Farragut Family YMCA who is celebrating
its fifth birthday and its upcoming new facility. The new location for      Priority Registration for spring 2007 classes at Pellissippi State
the YMCA will be at Concord Park on Northshore. Vicky Beard, exec-        Technical Community College is now under way and continues
utive director of Farragut Family YMCA reports that they have about       through Jan. 4. New students who have completed the admission
670 units enrolled which is about three or four thousand members.         process should call the Student Assistance Center, (865) 694-6556, to
                                                                          schedule an advising appointment.
  Newly opened Pimento’s Café and Market is located at 11378                Returning students are encouraged to meet with their assigned advi-
Parkside Drive in the Turkey Creek Shopping Center. Based out of          sors. Those students can register at any time during the Priority
Memphis, the café offers honey glazed hams, smoked turkey breast,         Registration period by visiting the college’s Web site: www.pstcc.edu.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Permit No. 1117




casseroles, sandwiches, soups and desserts, including My Grandma’s        Priority Registration offers the benefit of more choices of classes. Final
                                                                                                                                                                                      Knoxville, TN


                                                                                                                                                                                      PRSRT STD
                                                                                                                                                                                       U.S. Postage




Coffee Cake of New England which has been featured in newspapers,         Registration for spring is Jan. 8 and 10 for the Pellissippi Campus on
                                                                                                                                                                                          PAID




magazines and on the Food Network. Stop by and eat in or take out.        Hardin Valley Road, Jan. 9 for the Blount County Center and
Visit www.pimentoscafe.com for more information.                          Magnolia Avenue Campus and Jan. 10 for the Division Street Campus.
                                                                          Spring classes begin Jan. 16. For additional information, call or stop
  Moxley Carmichael recently named Scott Bird vice president of the       by Admissions and Records: (865) 694-6568; Room 102, Goins
company. Bird helps plan, oversee and manage the day-to-day and           Building, Pellissippi Campus.
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         4 • CHAMBER LIFE, December 2006

                                                                                                                                         Welcome to our new Farragut
                                                                                                                                         West Knox Chamber members!
                                                                                                                                  Exact Business Forms                  Knoxville, TN 37934



         President
                                                                                                                                  Business forms printing/Add spe-      865-566-0433
                                                                                                                                  cialty products
                                                                                                                                  Ken Canada                            Memories Portraits
                                                                                                                                  2606 Greenway Dr. Ste. 301            Portrait Studio
                                                                                                                                  Knoxville, TN 37918                   Pam Ziegler
         Quotes ‘n Notes                                                                                                          865-688-8855

                                                                                                                                  Professional Business
                                                                                                                                                                        717 S. Peters Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                        Knoxville, TN 37922
                                                                                                                                                                        865-357-5800
         by Bettye Sisco                                                                                                          Advisors of East Tennessee
                                                                                                                                  Non-Profit Educational                Realty Executives Associates
           "Holiday gift suggestions: To your                     Above: November 9th the Women’s Basketball Hall of              Organization                          – Turkey Creek
                                                                                                                                  Beth Foister                          Real Estate
        enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, toler-                Fame and Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corp. held an             7209 Stockton Dr.                     Phil Cobble
        ance. To a friend, your heart. To a cus-                  evening networking. A tour of the hall and a video presen-      Knoxville, TN 37909                   11356 Parkside Dr.
                                                                  tation about women’s basketball history helped to make          865-824-9360                          Knoxville, TN 37934
        tomer, service. To all, charity. To every                                                                                                                       865-675-7000
                                                                  the night. Chamber members gathered for food, fun and
        child, a good example. To yourself,                                                                                       Childhelp Tennessee
                                                                  networking.                                                     Not for Profit                        Tax Express & Accounting
        respect." - Oren Arnold                                                                                                   Hugh Nystrom                          Services
                                                                                                                                  2505 Kingston Pk.                     Tax Preparation & Accounting
                               At the close of another                                                                            Knoxville, TN 37919                   Services
                                                                                                                                  865-637-1753                          Kim Seals
                            year, we say thank you for                                                                                                                  10415 Hickory Path Way Ste.
                            your support throughout                                                                               Turtleheads Tea & Coffee              104
                            the year.                                                                                             Company, LLC                          Knoxville, TN 37922
                                Wishing you peace and                                                                             Tea, Coffee & Gifts                   865-470-7250
                                                                                                                                  Jan Miller
                            happiness this season and                                                                             11130 Kingston Pk. Ste. 2             Above the Rest Balloon
                            success in the new year!                                                                              Knoxville, TN 37934                   Designs & Event Planning
                               Bettye, Freda and Dayle                                                                            865-675-5505                          Event decorating & planning
                                                                                                                                                                        Diana Glandon
                                                                                                                                  Client Logic                          1801 Grenada Blvd.
                                                                                                                                  Call Center                           Knoxville, TN 37922
                                                                                                                                  Regina Foy                            865-719-8110
                                                                  Above: Contemporary Therapeutic Solutions Physical              1089 Commerce Park Dr.
                                                                  Therapy kicked off their Open House with a ribbon cutting       Oak Ridge , TN 37830                  State Farm Insurance – Neil
                                                                                                                                  865-425-1400                          Schmitt
                                                                  on November 15th. Pictured are: Helen Fergson, Louis Gum,                                             Insurance
                                                                  William Donegan, Kevin Beets, Piotr & Agnes Ulmer, owners;      Trendy Tummies Couture                Neil Schmitt

  Welcome to our renewing                                         Michelle Lewis (behind), Father Bede Aboh, Kim Olen,
                                                                  Marge Batchko, and Mark Batchko.
                                                                                                                                  Maternity Store
                                                                                                                                  Tiffany Rebholz
                                                                                                                                  11324 Parkside Dr. Ste. 2030
                                                                                                                                  Knoxville, TN 37934
                                                                                                                                                                        9325 S. Northshore Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                        Knoxville, TN 37922
                                                                                                                                                                        865-531-0600


     FWKC members!                                                                                                                865-386-0059

                                                                                                                                  Fitness For Life
                                                                                                                                  Retail Exercise Equipment &
                                                                                                                                                                        Moe’s Southwest Grill
                                                                                                                                                                        Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                        Sue Loftis & Mark Miller
                                                                                                                                                                        11322 Parkside Dr. Ste.2020
                                                                                                                                  Supplements                           Knoxville, TN 37934
 Northwestern Mutual             TMT Appraisal Services                                                                           Brock Myers                           865-675-6637
 Financial Network               Meadow View Greenhouses                                                                          11615 Parkside Dr.
 Chick-fil-A at Turkey Creek     & Garden Center                                                                                  Farragut, TN 37934                    Pat Murphy
                                                                                                                                  865-671-2314                          Electric, Inc.
 Optimist Club of West           Concord Health Initiative                                                                                                              Electrical Contractor
    Knoxville                    Petals Floral &                                                                                  Pimentos Café & Market                Robert Echols
                                                                                                                                  Restaurant                            6512 Baum Dr.
 Ridge Mortgage Co.                 Garden, Inc.                                                                                  David Schomberg                       Knoxville, TN 37919
 Urban Engineering               Image Matters                                                                                    11378 Parkside Dr.                    865-212-3881
 Nationwide Insurance-           APAC – Tennessee,
                                                                  Above: Oasis Day Spa hosted a morning networking on
    Dyer/Travis Agency              Inc./Harrison Division        November 16th. Oasis is a full service spa, offering mas-
 Knox County Government          D’Shell Designs                  sages, facials, waxing, microdermabrasion, and hand and
 The Stovall Collection and      Sweetwater Valley Cheese         foot care. Enjoying the networking opportunity are Annie
    Stationers                      Shop                          Summers, Brogan Financial and Bob Newman, Better
 Realty Executives Relocation    El Mezcal Mexican                Business Bureau. Pictured behind are: Knick Myers, Myers
 Explosive Speacialists, Inc.    Restaurant                       Brothers Holdings; Sean Brewer, Pugh and Company; Ed
 The Prestige Group              Lalka Tax Services, Inc.         Engel, Engel Group, LLC; and Ed Earle, Le Blanc Group.
 FSG Bank – Campbell             C. Edwards Brooks,
 Station                            D.D.S.
 Salsarita’s                     BB&T Farragut
 Waste Connections               Oasis Day Spa
 Staffing Solutions              Pest Solutions
 Knoxville Utilities Board       Ameriprise- Biladeau,
 Superior Carpet & Rug              Roberts & Stevens
    Cleaning                     Garde Bien SpaSalon, Inc.
 Regions Bank                    Barge, Waggoner, Sumner
 Crouch Florist                     & Cannon
 Read Window Products, Inc.      Dogwood Arts Festival, Inc.
 Vulcan Materials Company        Judy J. Klim
 March of Dimes Birth               Accounting                    Above: Yessick’s Design was beautifully decorated for
 Defects Foundation              KnoxvilleLiving Realty           Christmas at their networking on November 30th. Yessick’s
                                                                                                                                            11863 Kingston Pike
 Rothchild Catering & Event      Group                            specializes in interior decorating and design. Pausing for a              Farragut, TN 37934
    Rentals                      Frame-Smart, Inc.                quick picture are Pam Lambert, Tastefully Simple; Craig
                                                                  Beyerle, MetLife Financial Services; and Don Ball, BMC.
                                                                                                                                               865-675-6397




                                                                                                                                                                                    DIRECT: 865.671.4771
                                                                                                                                                                                  CELLULAR: 865.368.6060
                                                                                                                                                                                       FAX: 865.966.9005
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                       The Total Works, LLC                                                                                      JERRY R. PARKERSON
                                                                                                                                                                                          PO BOX 22610
                                                                                                                                                                                   11505 KINGSTON PIKE
                       Phone: 865.690.5654                                                                                       MANAGER - MARKET MANAGEMENT                   KNOXVILLE, TN 37934-3918
                       120 S. Peters Road, Suite 18                                                                              TDS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP
                       Knoxville, TN 37923
                                                                                                                                                                     TDSTELECOM.COM • TDSMETRO.COM
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     CHAMBER LIFE, December 2006




                Happy Holidays      from the Farragut West Knox Chamber
                                                                                                                                                    Mayor Mike
                                                                                                                                                     Ragsdale
                                                                                                                                                       Knox
                                                                                                                                                      County
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Town of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Farragut
                                                                                                                                                                                                   966-7057




                                                                                                                                                              Fitness
                                                         Junk Bee                                                                                             For Life
                                                                                                                                                             671-2314
                                                           Gone
                                                         675-5865



                                                                             Edward                                                    LENOIR CITY
                                                                              Jones                                                     LCUB                                                  Northwestern
                                                                                                                                       UTILITIES BOARD                                           Mutual
                                                                          Investments
                                                                                                                          Carolyn                                    Black                     251-5148
                                                                           693-6543
                                                                                                                       Calvert-Morse                               Tie Bistro
                                                                                                                                                                   966-3921                                             Optimist Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of West
                                                Tennessee                                                                                                                                                                 Knoxville
                                                  Artists                                                                                                                                                                924-6256
                                                Association
                                                 567-9574




                                                                         The Town
                                                                     Frammery/Mary
                                                                    Wilburn Gallery, Inc                     Moe’s
                                                                        671-6627                           Southwest                                                              Michael
                                                                                                              Grill
                                                                                                                                                                                Bates Homes
                                                                                                           675-6637
                                                                                                                                                                                 675-5722

                                       Time Plus
                                     Payroll Services
                                       560-8802




                                                                                                                                             Matlock Tire
                                        Yessick’s                                                                Frame                        966-0425                                                 Farragut
                                         Design                                                                  Smart                                                                              Walk In Clinic
                                        671-3100                                                                671-6068                                                                              671-6026




                                                                                           Capital Financial                                                                                                         SpaceMaker-
                                                                                             Group LLC                                                      Great American                                           Get Organized
                                                                                            865-246-1743                                                        Sign Co                                                  Store
                                                                                                                                                               357-7446
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       777-0306

				
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