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VOL. 119 | NO. 104 | Wednesday, June 15, 2005

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Small Business Chamber Names Board Chairman

The Small Business Chamber of Commerce announced that Austin Baker, vice president of Eserv LLC, has been elected chairman of the board. Baker received a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

 

Memphis Business Interiors announced the following new hires and promotions: Gretchen Bailey, director of design; Chip Wiggs, director of sales; and George McCaughan, chief operating officer.

 

Rhodes College announced that Holly Hilliard was named associate director of alumni relations. Previously, Hilliard spent 13 years with Ducks Unlimited, serving both in the Memphis headquarters and as a regional director in Nebraska. She received a bachelors degree from the University of Alabama.

 

Margarita LeBlanc joined Crye-Leike, Realtors, as an affiliate broker. Previously, LeBlanc was an assignment editor and stage manager with WREG-TV Channel 3.

 

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the following local appointments to state boards and commissions: Maggie R. Vann, STAR Quality Advisory Council, Nancy E. Bogatin, Tennessee Humanities Council, and James L. Kerley, Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction Board.

 

Buchart-Horn Inc. announced that John F. Williams joined the firm as facilities/architecture project manager in the Southern region. Williams earned a bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has served as principal architect in his own firm and also has served as facility director for Memphis City Schools and as a corporate architect for AutoZone Inc.

 

Dr. Roger D. Craddock was elected West Tennessee vice president of the Tennessee Dental Association. Craddock graduated from David Lipscomb University and earned a dental degree from West Virginia University. He continued his education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and received a certificate in prosthodontics. Craddock has been a periodontist in Memphis for 12 years.

 

Dr. Fred Heros was re-elected treasurer of the Tennessee Dental Association. Heros has practiced general dentistry for 30 years. He earned a dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and served in the U.S. Army National Guard, retiring in 1978 as first lieutenant.

 

Dr. Russell W. Chesney, Le Bonheur professor and chairman of the Pediatrics Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, received the Founders Award from the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

 

Frank A. Grisanti, food management professional and president of Foodline Services Inc., was re-elected to the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association. Grisanti, who owns four restaurants in the Memphis area, began working in restaurants when he was 13. He attended Michigan State University, the University of Memphis and Mississippi State University. He earned executive chef certification through the American Culinary Foundation and food management professional certification through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

 

The Tennessee Dental Association awarded two Memphis dentists, Dr. E. Jack Wohrman Jr. and Dr. J. Patrick Barnes, the Fellowship Award. Both are general dentistry practitioners. Wohrman earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and a dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Barnes completed his undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi and Christian Brothers University and earned a dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

 

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 56 9,658
MORTGAGES 0 49 10,665
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 1 11 1,300
BUILDING PERMITS 336 548 21,505
BANKRUPTCIES 256 256 6,219
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 64 4,003
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 60 2,952
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 52 2,073