Business Digest: Keller named manager of Lane Funeral Home

Business Digest: Keller named manager of Lane Funeral Home

November 7th, 2018 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

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Keller named manager of Lane Funeral Home

David Keller, an Air Force veteran and former funeral home owner, has been named general manager of Lane Funeral Home.

After serving in the military during the first Gulf War, Keller enrolled in college at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. After graduation, he served as an apprentice in Knoxville and later was recruited to the Memphis area where he lived for many years managing several cemetery and funeral locations, which ultimately led to owning several of his own firms.

Keller said he was excited to be given the opportunity off being the managing partner at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace.

"This opportunity allows me to serve in the ministry of funeral service at a manageable pace where my team and I can provide exemplary service to our community and families that we serve," he said.

Office Pride joins Million Dollar Club

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services has awarded Chris and Kim Middleton, owner of Office Pride of Chattanooga, with its "Million Dollar Club" award. Office Pride is a national franchise for commercial cleaning and total floor care.

"Its an incredible honor to be recognized by the franchise system, and it is a testament to the pride and care our team takes in our work," Chris Middleton said.

The "Million Dollar Club" award is given annually to the Office Pride franchisee who bill at least $1 million each calendar year.

Dr. Arnold is Fellow for physician academy

Kelly Rodney Arnold, MD, a family physician in Chattanooga, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),. The degree was conferred on more than 250 family physicians last month in New Orleans.

Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year's fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 17,500 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, "Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians," or "F.A.A.F.P."

Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.

Lentz wins award for sales, marketing

Marley Lentz, marketing director at Office Furniture Warehouse, has been named the winner of "Our Flywheel," a national call for organizations to apply a new model for marketing, sales and service to their own business. Marley Lentz began working at Office Furniture Warehouse in 2015 during his time at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an internship grant from the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. He's since managed the company's online presence, branding and local marketing strategy.

Hubspot is a global developer and marketer of software products for inbound marketing and sales. At Inbound 2018 , Hubspot CEO Brian Halligan put out the call for organizations to take the "Flywheel" model and apply it to their own business. Entrees were submitted on social media under the #OurFlywheel hashtag, which were then reviewed by Halligan and a panel of experts at Hubspot.

"I'm excited to bring a win to Chattanooga. UTC, our team and the business community have done exceptionally well in bearing with an eager kid granted responsibilities," Lentz said.

Siskin's staff earn certifications

Siskin Hospital said Myron Norris has completed the requirements for the CompTIA Security+ certification.

Norris is a Network Analyst I in Siskin Hospital's Department of Information Systems.

The credential is awarded by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world. It focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.

Kathy Post, RN, BSN, has recently attained the Wound and Ostomy Nurse credential.

Post has nearly ten years of nursing experience. She received her nursing degree from Michigan State University College of Nursing, and attended the Emory University Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Program.

This specialty board certification is awarded by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board.

Whicker joins PPS Orthotic & Prosthetic

PPS Orthotic and Prosthetic Services has added Dallas Whicker to the team. Whicker, a 28-year employee in the industry, is ABC certified in prosthetics, orthotics and pedorthics. He has taken advanced courses in diabetic foot and wound care at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Hanson Center in Carville, Louisiana.

"Dallas brings so much expertise to the Orthotic and Prosthetic community and we are lucky to have him," said D'Lon Parker, practice manager for PPS Orthotic & Prosthetic Services.

Richardson joins CHI Heart Institute

The Chattanooga Heart Institute at CHI Memorial has added Kelly Richardson, M.D.

Dr. Richardson received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and internship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine, electrophysiology, and biodesign innovation at Stanford Medical Center in Standford, California. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiology, and the American Board of Electrophysiology. Originally from Chattanooga, Dr. Richardson is returning to her hometown from a cardiology practice in California.

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