Local business news in brief
Jan 22, 2007 at 9:03 AM
Saratoga buys Logic Networks LLC
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JOHNSON CITY - Saratoga Technologies Inc. (www.saratogaus.com) has expanded its existing Knoxville presence with the acquisition of Logic Networks LLC located at 112 Suite A, Durwood Road, Knoxville. This marks Saratoga's first acquisition of a Knoxville-based company and its 11th overall since 2001. For more than 10 years, Logic Networks has provided Knoxville and the surrounding area with products focusing on customer service with strong values in networking, Web services, voice and data wiring, hardware and software procurement. "We wanted to provide our customers with several services and solutions that only a company of Saratoga Technologies' size can provide," said Mike Coffey, owner of Logic Networks who now will serve as vice president of sales at Saratoga's Knoxville office. "By joining Saratoga the combined company is positioned to emerge as the premier IT and telecommunications resource in the greater Knoxville region." The entire staff of Logic Networks will join Saratoga. The Logic Networks offices will be consolidated into Saratoga's Knoxville branch location of 1209 Euclid Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 37921. "We have an aggressive growth strategy planned for 2007 in the Knoxville market, and that made this acquisition such an easy decision and a natural fit for our company," said David Temple, president of Saratoga. "We are very excited to have Logic Networks on board at our Knoxville branch because of their excellent staff, level of integrity and very high customer service levels." Saratoga Technologies is a technology solutions company that offers products, software, services and solutions in the IT and telecommunications industry. For more information contact Temple at (423)956-4220 or email@example.com or Coffey at (865)382-3822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Searcy to head HVMC oncology services
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KINGSPORT - Jason Searcy has been named director of oncology services at Holston Valley Medical Center. Searcy will provide leadership for the Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center, recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a comprehensive provider of oncology care. Searcy, who has been a member of the Wellmont Health System staff since 2003, most recently served as a decision support analyst for the Wellmont Resource Center. He also served as interim administrator at Hancock County Hospital in 2005. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Tennessee Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the board of directors for Girls Inc. Searcy earned a master's degree in health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master's degree in business administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Kingsport Livestock Auction
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Jan. 20. Steers, medium frame 1: 200-300 lbs., $100-111; 300-400 lbs., $80-100; 400-500 lbs., $84-100; 500-600 lbs., $73-96.50; 600-700 lbs., $81-89; 700-800 lbs., $79-85. Heifers, medium frame 1: 300-400 lbs., $87.50-94; 400-600 lbs., $70-94; 500-600 lbs., $60-88; 600-800 lbs., $54-79.50. Beef cows and calves: $450-700. Stock cows, $350-775. Baby calves, $130-150. Butcher bulls: 1,000-1,500 lbs., $10-615; 1,500 lbs. and up, $58.50-63. Sl cows breakers & boners: $38-42. Sl cows lean: $42-53. Low dress: $20-25. Crips: $10.