Business Digest: Adams names Hudson

Business Digest: Adams names Hudson

February 3rd, 2013 by Staff Reports in Business Diary

Adams names Hudson

March Adams & Associates has promoted Scott Hudson to project coordinator.

His new duties will include processing commercial and industrial projects for the civil, structural, mechanical and electrical project managers. This will assist in streamlining the flow of work and information.

Previously, Hudson was a senior project manager overseeing numerous butane blending engineering projects at various sites nationwide. He has more than 28 years of experience in project management in architecture, engineering and construction.

Huff joins Hutton Construction

Kevin Huff has joined Hutton Construction as a project manager.

"Kevin has a very balanced resume that will serve him well in his role," said Bob Elliott, the company's vice president of construction.

Huff expects to graduate from Eastern Oregon University in May.

His work experience includes being a project engineer for EMJ Corp. in Irving, Texas, where he worked on new commercial construction and municipal sites. He has also been employed as a construction foreman for Frank L. Blum Construction Co. in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Farr promoted at Decosimo

Decosimo has promoted Shannon Farr to director of health care valuation.

A certified public accountant accredited in business valuation and certified in financial forensics, she specializes in business valuation and litigation support services for the health care industry.

"With the health care industry being a significant focus for our firm, it was important that we name a director to lead the highly specialized health care valuation service area," said Nick Decosimo, managing principal for Decosimo.

Attorneys Smith, Eason honored

Miller & Martin attorneys Craig Smith and Marcia Eason were honored at the Chattanooga Bar Association annual luncheon recently.

Smith was installed as the association's new president.

Eason received the Ralph H. Kelly Humanitarian Award, which is given to a member of the legal profession or judicial officer who has displayed exemplary service to the community.

"Our firm is very proud of Craig and Marcy for these outstanding achievements," said Jim Haley, the firm's chairman.

Attorneys Dooley, Albritton named

Attorney C. Douglas Dooley has been elected southern region director of the Defense Research Institute, according to Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan PLLC.

Also, the firm announced that Barret S. Albritton was named Young Attorney of the Year by the Chattanooga Bar Association.

Dooley will represent Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. The DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation with over 22,000 members.

Albritton's award is given to an outstanding young attorney in Chattanooga who has shown exemplary service and commitment to the Young Lawyer's Division of the association and to the community.

Cohutta Banking appoints two

Cohutta Banking Co. has appointed Craig S. Miller as vice president, business banker.

Also, D. John Rivera has joined the bank's Market Street office as a financial adviser.

Miller has eight years banking experience in the Chattanooga market, most recently with Bank of America.

"Craig has worked in a variety of management roles in both banking and retail over the last 20 years, and his experience will serve him well with our bank," said Mike Sarvis, president of Cohutta Banking.

Rivera has served as a financial adviser with various financial institutions for the last 19 years, most recently with First Tennessee.

"We are delighted to be able to offer our clients and others in the Chattanooga area the services provided by such an experienced professional," said Sarvis.

Walls of Color cuts ribbon

Walls of Color Gallery, the newest department of Melrose Boutique, held its ribbon cutting last week.

The art gallery, located in the Brainerd/Midtown area, will feature original art and print selections from world renowned artists.

Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The gallery is open on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment only.

Home ownership seminars held

Crye-Leike Chattanooga Realtors Donna Darnes and L.D. Housley are teaming up with loan expert Becca Pool with Mortgage Investors Group to help people prepare to participate in home ownership.

The free homebuyer seminars will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the El Meson restaurant at 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd.

Call Darnes at 544-1906 to schedule a free, private seminar for a large group or organization.

Chamber selects award winners

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce honored the top three recipients of the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award recently.

Also, Melissa Roden, vice president of quality at Memorial Health Care System, was chosen as Chamber Member of the Year.

Debbi's Flowers was named the winner of the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award. The company employees three people in LaFayette, Ga.

Northern Georgia Logistics was named the first runner up. Express Employment Professionals was named second runner up

Roden served in a variety of capacities during 2012 including involvement with the board of directors, Best of Walker Dinner, Georgia Certified Chamber and executive board of directors.

True North names McCarty publisher

True North Custom Media has named Nancy McCarty as publisher of MD News Tennessee Valley.

She has worked within the media industry for more than 20 years, developing innovative public relations campaigns for high profile actors and doctors and health care experts.

"We are extremely proud to welcome Nancy McCarty to the MD News team," says True North CEO Charles DallAcqua.

Averitt, customer win freight award

World Trade 100 magazine and SMC3, an industry trade association, have awarded Averitt Express and customer Tuesday Morning with an Alliance Award in the domestic freight multimodal category.

Tony Allison, regional vice president at Averitt, and Brian Turner, director of logistics and planning for Tuesday Morning, made a presentation at the conference and accepted the award.