March 2019 Around Town

Johnson Architecture Names Shehara Hapuarchy Project Architect Johnson Architecture has named Shehara Hapuarachy a project architect following successful completion of the Architect Registration Examination. Shehara has worked with a variety of clients and projects since joining the firm in 2016, including Blackberry Farm, Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy, Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove expansion, Lakeway Christian Academy, University of Tennessee … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Christman Company Names Randy Merritt Regional Business Development Manager Randy Merritt has been named regional business development manager for the Christman Company and will be responsible for seeking new business and project opportunities, as well as maintaining and developing relationships for the construction company. Randy, who previously held the title of project manager at the … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Eric W. Barton Makes $3.14 Million Gift to UT School of Music The University of Tennessee School of Music has received a $3.14 million gift from Maryville entrepreneur Eric W. Barton, a former U.S. Marine who formed several businesses after serving in the armed forces in the Middle East. The genesis of the gift was … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Gastrointestinal Associates Announces Re-Accreditation of the Endoscopy Centers The Endoscopy Center, the Endoscopy Center North and the Endoscopy Center West have each achieved re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to Gastrointestinal Associates. The three centers are ambulatory surgical centers conveniently located adjacent to Gastrointestinal Associates clinics. During the accreditation process, the centers … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

The Little Gym International Honors Knoxville Entrepreneur The Little Gym International, the world’s premier children’s enrichment and development franchise that offers a Springboard to Life’s Adventures with movement-based learning and imaginative play, announces Karalyne Ley of West Knoxville-Farragut, Tennessee, as the recipient of the 2018 Annual Franchise Owner of the Year Award. Karalyne was recognized … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Johnson Architecture adds Corbett as intern architect Johnson Architecture recently hired UT graduate Jeremiah Corbett as an intern architect. Corbett graduated in May with a Bachelor of Architecture from the UT College of Architecture and Design. In 2017 he studied abroad at Krakow University of Technology in Krakow, Poland, where he focused on environmentally and … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

First Tennessee Bank Recognized a 2018 Top Workplace by KNS First Tennessee Bank has been recognized as a 2018 Top Workplace by the Knoxville News Sentinel, one of only four large employers of 500 or more employees to be honored. This is the second consecutive year First Tennessee has been named a Top Workplace in … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Gerdau Rewards Lonsdale Elementary Students with New Bikes, Helmets Steel recycler Gerdau presented new bicycles and safety helmets to 12 Lonsdale Elementary School students in recognition of best attendance during the 2017-18 school year. This is the seventh year that the mill has rewarded the school’s students with the best attendance records. The company presented bikes and … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Merchant & Gould Names Chris Leonard CEO, John Winemiller Knoxville Managing Partner National intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould has named Christopher J. Leonard, managing partner of the Knoxville office, as CEO starting July 1. He will succeed Brian H. Batzli as the firm’s CEO, managing director and chairman of the board. John Winemiller … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Young-Williams Announces Lower Adoption Fees With the goal to increase adoptions and save more animal lives, Young-Williams Animal Center is lowering its adoption fees indefinitely. New adoption fees are kittens: $100, reduced from $125 (kittens are also buy one, get one free); adult cats (6 months-3 years): $25, reduced from $75; older and senior cats … Continued