Chattanooga's wastewater department has recognized Wrigley Manufacturing Co., as this year's Pretreatment Excellence Award winner. The annual award is given by the city to a manufacturer that has efficiently operated and maintained their wastewater pretreatment system for process wastewater before it's discharged into city sewers. Wrigley has had no violations of their wastewater discharge permit in 2011 and so far in 2012, according to Rick Tate, the pretreatment supervisor for the city of Chattanooga's Department of Public Works' wastewater resoures division.
Wrigley's wastewater pretreatment system uses a pH neutralization system with acid and caustic chemical addition, a screening system to prevent discharge of excessive solids, and a spill prevention and slug control plan to ensure proper management of large quantities of granulated sugar, vegetable oil, flavorings and other ingredients used in the candy making process.
Heidi Cardall, CBL and Associates Properties Inc.'s senior director of specialty retail, has been chosen as the Specialty Retail Director of the Year by Specialty Retail Report.
She received the honor at the Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo, the world's largest event for the cart, kiosk and temporary retail industry held in Las Vegas.
Candidates are nominated by their peers with the winner selected by a panel of judges based on overall achievement in the specialty retail industry. In addition to the award, she was inducted into the Specialty Retail Hall of Fame.
"Heidi is hardworking, conscientious, and loyal and we are pleased that her many achievements were recognized with this award," said Jeff Gregerson, vice president of specialty leasing for CBL.
Platinum Financial Funding recently hired four new loan originators, Rick Wamsley, Joyce Hixson, Howard Wood and Wayne Denham.
Wamsley joined the company's downtown Chattanooga office. For more than a decade, Wamsley has been in the real estate and mortgage industry as a licensed realtor and residential loan originator.
Hixson has been added to the company's Dayton office. She is a mortgage loan originator with more than 14 years of full-service mortgage experience, from originating to processing to closing home mortgage loans.
Wood joined the company's Gunbarrel office. Wood began his career as a branch executive at Alpha Mortgage in 1997.
Denham is the in-house loan originator at the Re/Max office on Shallowford Road. He began his career in the financial sector in 1996 as a loan officer at American Acceptance.
Dr. Joseph B. Cofer, of Chattanooga, has been named a Tennessee Medical Association Quarterly Public Health Champion for 2012.
The honor recognizes TMA member physicians for outstanding public health contributions across Tennessee. Cofer is being recognized for his efforts to improve health care quality and efficiency, as well as access to care.
He is a member and former president of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society.
LBMC Managed Security Services, LLC has added Joe Anderson as an engineer in the department.
In his new role he will be helping to ensure security of client networks and data.
LBMC Managed Security Services is part of the LBMC Family of Companies, which includes Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms.
He has previous experience working networks and information security as well as the Multi-OS platform.
Rebecca C. Fingerle was recently elected to the board of directors of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).
Fingerle will serve a three-year term as an at-large board member. She is a tax partner with Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter, PLLC, a Chattanooga CPA firm.
A member of TSCPA for 22 years, she has served in a number of leadership capacities at both the state and local level, including serving as president of the Chattanooga chapter.
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