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Business calendar: Integrity Capital Management to open

Staff reports • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Integrity Capital Management 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at 247 Broad St., Suite 302.

Owned by John Atkins, Barry Bailey, Angie Carter Martin and Pam Rehart, Integrity is an independent registered investment advisory firm with offices in the Progress Building in downtown Kingsport.

Integrity provides retirement and 401(k) plan solutions with an emphasis on discretionary investment management for individuals, and advice and counsel in meeting the fiduciary requirements of qualified retirement plans for businesses.

"Integrity Capital Management's primary purpose is to help people achieve financial peace of mind," said Martin, partner and investment advisor representative.

The four local financial planning and investment professionals have more than 60 years' combined experience and joined together to form Integrity Capital Management.

Atkins is a graduate of Bluefield State College and has more than 15 years' experience in banking, trust administration and investment management.

Bailey is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Central Texas and has 10 years' experience in investment management, financial planning and firm leadership.

Martin is a Kingsport native and graduate of Tennessee Technological University. She has more than 15 years' experience in marketing, banking and financial services and holds a General Securities license.

Rehart is a Bristol, Va., native who attended King College and graduated from Western Kentucky University. She has more than 15 years' experience in banking and financial services and holds a General Securities license.

For more information about Integrity Capital Management, call (423) 230-4500 or visit www.integrity-capital-mgmt.com.

HYPE meeting Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY - The Helping Young Professionals Excel networking group will hold its regular monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. The meeting will take place at Russo's, 300 E. Main St.

Technology Center offers certified nursing aide course

ELIZABETHTON - Registration for a five-week certified nurse aide training course will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Tennessee Technology Center, 426 Highway 91, Elizabethton.

The 150 hours of training covers state regulations mandated by the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment.

The course prepares students for the state exam to become a certified nurse aide, which provides necessary skills for job opportunities in a health-care facility.

Classes will meet 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the first three weeks and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the last two weeks.

The approximate cost to enroll is $385. Students must be at least 18. No high school diploma or GED is required.

For additional information, call Patricia Roark at (423) 547-2590, ext. 401 or e-mail patricia.roark@ttcelizabethton.edu.

Applications for practical nursing available Monday

KINGSPORT - Nursing entrance test applications for the next practical nursing class of the Tennessee Technology Center will be available starting Monday, July 16.

The test for the Elizabethton-based center will be given at East Tennessee State University in Kingsport, 1501 University Blvd., commonly known as the University Center, at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10.

A nursing entrance test study guide may be purchased at the TTC, 426 Highway 91, Elizabethton, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost is $35 cash or credit card.

The 12-month program prepares graduates for the State Board of Nursing exam to become a licensed practical nurse.

Students must pass the entrance test and have a high school diploma or GED.

TTC-Elizabethton accepts an average of 370 students to the nursing program each year. Classes are offered during the day and evening in Elizabethton and during the day on the ETSU Kingsport campus.

The number of students accepted is limited by clinical and classroom space. For more information, visit www.elizabethton.tec.tn.us or call (423) 543-0070.

AgriTourism class set

ROGERSVILLE - "AgriTourism/HeritageTourism," a class designed to help farmers increase the usage of their family farm, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 17, at the Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce office in the U.S. Bank Building, Rogersville.

Guest speakers will include Ken Givens, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and a former state representative, Michael Mayfield of Mayfield Dairy Farms, Debbie Davidson, Very Ann Myers, John Ritter, and Doc and Guerry McConnell.

The class is the first in a series and is co-sponsored by Holston Business Development Center, Clinch-Powell RC&D and Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce.

Future classes in the series will include business plan writing, marketing, cash flow, finance and taxation workshops.

Registration is required. To register, call Debbie Marsh at (423) 578-6235.

HBDC offering class

KINGSPORT - "Leading, Learning and Inspiring with Stories," a class led by guest storyteller Molly Catron of Greene County, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Holston Business Development Center in Kingsport.

The class is free, but registration is required.

To register, call Debbie Marsh at the Holston Business Development Center at (423) 578-6235.

Local Curves franchise offer free seminars

KINGSPORT - Curves of Kingsport, part of the world's largest fitness franchise, has announced a free two-part Women's Health Seminar for the community, one July 26 and the other Aug. 30.

Curves is involved not only with cutting edge and medically based exercise for women, but also supports many of the health-related organizations that are associated with issues that today's woman faces, according to a news release.

"Helping women say goodbye to unhealthy lifestyles, unattainable diet resolutions and unreasonable fitness regimens gives women a new outlook on exercise and their health. We look forward to providing women in the community this two-part health series," said Bee Shelton, owner of Curves of Kingsport.

Maria Schell, Curves member and medical researcher for more than 30 years, will present the health seminars.

The topic for the first seminar on Thursday, July 26, is "The Importance of 30 Minutes of Exercise and Your Immune System."

The topic for the second presentation on Thursday, Aug. 30, is "Natural vs Synthetic Hormones and the Truth about Breast Cancer."

The public may come to either or both seminars. Space is limited.

To make reservations, call 245-1922. Both seminars will begin at 7 p.m. at the Curves of Kingsport Club, 1401 Bridgewater Lane.

For more information, go to www.kingsportcurves.com.

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