published Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Business Digest: Cornerstone appoints 3

Cornerstone appoints 3

Cornerstone Community Bank has made three new appointments.

Dave Cochran brings many years of experience in the financial services industry to his position as senior vice president and manager of Eagle Financial, a division of Cornerstone Community Bank which specializes in accounts receivable financing.

Felicia Barbee has an extensive background in accounting to help in her post as chief risk officer for the bank. Prior to joining Cornerstone, she was chief financial officer at a community bank in North Georgia for nine years.

Delia Dunagan, compliance officer for the bank, has 38 years experience. She began her banking career in 1975 after graduating from Dalton College and has worked extensively with community banks throughout the North Georgia area.


Hutton adds Gardner, Ancona

Hutton Co. has added Kristin Gardner and Mary Ancona, who will join the internal real estate department. They will act as real estate coordinators in Hutton's newest department.

Ancona has worked for Hutton since January 2012 in the development department. Gardner recently moved from Greenwood, S.C., where she was the English department chairwoman at Piedmont Technical College.

"This is an exciting time for Kristin and Mary to join this team. They are both going to be great assets to Hutton by contributing greatly to the development of this groundbreaking approach to site research," said Buddy Eubanks, lead acquisition partner for Hutton's new department.


Thrivent, Habitat join for home

Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area have joined forces again to build another home.

It is the sixth built by the local chapter of Thrivent Financial since 2007. The new home will be built for a mother and her teenage son on 14th Street.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multimillion-dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International.

"We are extremely grateful for Thrivent Financial's ongoing partnership and commitment to Habitat," said John Lamb, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area's grants, compliance and donor development manager.


Miller retiring from practice

Dr. Keith Miller has announced his retirement from active practice effective Wednesday and will no longer be seeing patients at his office.

Dr. Tamara Martin will be available to provide care for existing and new patients. If patients would like to see another doctor outside this practice, they can have their records sent to another physician by signing an authorization to release their records.


VetForce1 gets approval

VetForce1 has been approved as a 501c(3) charitable organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, according to Larry Trabucco, president of the VetForce1 board of directors.

VetForce1 is a new grassroots organization in Chattanooga. The mission of VetForce1 is to unite veteran-friendly companies to help veterans find meaningful employment after military service.

"It's a gesture of appreciation for the sacrifices our veterans have made for our country," said Trabucco.

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