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Robbie Miles

Erlanger Physical Therapy welcomes new outpatient physical therapy supervisor

Erlanger Physical Therapy announces Robbie Miles, PT, ATC has joined as the new outpatient physical therapy supervisor for all six Erlanger clinics.

Miles has more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist and over 15 years of experience as an athletic trainer. He completed his physical therapy degree at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, then began his career in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, working for Orthopaedic Specialists of the Carolinas. In 2003 he completed his athletic training certification before earning his sports clinical specialists designation awarded by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in 2009.

In addition to serving as the clinic supervisor for all Erlanger outpatient physical therapy locations, Miles continues to provide treatment to patients at Erlanger's Chattanooga bone and joint location. He can treat a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries ranging from concussions to shoulder, spine, knee and ankle injuries. He is certified in dry needling and blood flow restriction therapy as well as many forms of manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques. Miles continues to provide athletic training services to community high schools and rehabilitation to collegiate athletes in the area. Miles has even provided athletic training services at the NCAA Division 1 level and with NASCAR.


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Cody Sims

James 'Cody' Sims earns Ameriprise Client Award

James "Cody" Sims, a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. in Chattanooga, has earned the 2020 Ameriprise Client Experience Award.

Award recipients earned an overall client satisfaction rating equal to or greater than 4.9 out of 5.0 and maintained stellar business results. Fewer than 15% of Ameriprise practices have earned this distinct honor.


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Lacey Mosley

SouthEast Bank names Lacey Mosley to manage Spring City branch

SouthEast Bank welcomes Lacey Mosley as its new Spring C­ity vice president/branch manager. A seasoned banker with more than 15 years of experience, Mosley is responsible for overseeing the Spring City team and working with Rhea County customers.

Mosley, a lifelong resident of Spring City, began her banking career as a teller at First Bank of Tennessee in 2005. She later joined the SouthEast Bank team, and during her 13-year tenure, worked her way up from teller to assistant vice president.

After a brief stint with another organization, she is returning to her roots at SouthEast Bank.

"Local banks are an important part of our community," Mosley said. "I'm proud to work with such a dedicated group of bankers and know that great things are in store for Spring City."


Partnership names two new program directors

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults announces two new program directors.

Sarah Elghalban has been appointed the director of strategy and grant compliance. As a member of the agency's administration team, Elghalban will monitor grant compliance, program outcomes, reporting, grant budgets and performance of federal and state grants and organize, and lead all strategic planning efforts. She is also tasked with guiding the agency's accreditation inspection process to achieve recertification with the Council on Accreditation to ensure the organization's programs and services meet best-practice standards to maintain the organization's sustainability and growth.

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Elghalban previously served as the Partnership's director of stability services, assistant director of victim support services and domestic violence shelter supervisor. She currently serves as chair for the Hamilton County citizens review panel, a federally mandated panel to examine the effectiveness of the child protective services system. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Karen Nichols has been promoted to the director of stability services and will direct the activities of River City Youth Collective and Building Stable Lives programs. She has been active in her work with Partnership since 2015 and most recently served as Building Stables Lives Program supervisor and life coach. She brings extensive experience in youth services previously working for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services for thirty years. Nichols has been active in community engagement representing Partnership as a United Way panelist and speaker at several civic functions. She earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

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"It is an honor to promote two of our stars who have been servicing clients through Partnership programs for a number of years," said Pam Ladd, CEO of the Partnership.


Chattanooga Chamber wins ACCE award for communications

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce has been named one of three Communications Excellence Best in Show winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. ACCE's awards program showcases top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations.

The Chattanooga Chamber was named a best in show winner for a digital media entry highlighting, a website the Chamber marketing team created in only two weeks as a recruiting tool for web development and tech companies. The site's video game theme includes a Super Mario-inspired interactive map featuring short videos of Chattanoogans and why they love it here.

"Many people helped complete this original project swiftly — Eric Lisica, interactive content designer; Jeremy Henderson, creative director; and Amanda Ellis, marketing communications manager. Each contributed creative concepts, video production, website production and written storytelling. And while our group was producing the work, several other Chamber staff members took on new duties so that the communications machine kept moving smoothly," said Sybil Topel, vice president, marketing and communications, Chattanooga Chamber.

ACCE named the Chattanooga Chamber 2017 Chamber of the Year, and the Chamber's marketing team has received past communications excellence awards for the Chattanooga Works podcast and the Literally Perfect talent attraction campaign.


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Laura Pettit

Laura Pettit joins TRM Insurance

Laura Pettit, a certified insurance counselor with more than 41 years of experience in the insurance industry, has joined TRM Insurance in Chattanooga.

Pettit, a Chattanooga native, holds a political science degree with a minor in criminal justice. After graduating from college, Pettit joined her family's insurance company, and over her long career in the industry, brought her professional skills to multiple insurance companies.

TRM Insurance is a family-owned insurance agency located in downtown Chattanooga.


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Marlena Palmer

CWLI names Marlena Palmer as development director

Marlena Palmer has been hired as the new director of development for the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute. Palmer returns to CWLI in a new role after having served previously as programs manager.

Palmer graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and moved to Chattanooga to begin her career in the sales department with the Read House hotel. She has held multiple positions in operations and administrative roles over the course of her career. Over the last two years, she pursued the entrepreneurial path, working as a personal project manager, assisting individuals and small businesses with administrative structure, systems and strategy so that they could be more productive and efficient.

Palmer serves on the boards of The House Campus Ministries and GirlStance, as well as the committee chair for Game ChangeHer, CWLI's mentoring program. A community organizer, she is passionate about transforming systems that elevate women. As development director she will assist in cultivating processes and relationships that align partners' passion with the CWLI mission of increasing the leadership capabilities and influence of women.

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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