Business Digest: State chiropractic group honors Babian for 2017 conference

Business Digest: State chiropractic group honors Babian for 2017 conference

September 24th, 2017 by Staff Report in Business Diary

Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien

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State chiropractic group honors Babian for 2017 conference

The Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) has honored Dr. Mary Babian of Chattanooga with their highest recognition, 2017 Conference Honoree.

"The TCA is proud to honor Dr. Babian for all she has contributed through her over 39 years of servant-leadership," Tiffany Stevens, executive director of the TCA, said. "Sharing her gifts as a doctor, an educator, and advocate, she is steadily building a legacy to benefit future generations."

Babian's first connection to the spine and its impact on health was through an injury sustained at age 14 while at work at a neighborhood service station. Later encouraged by her family, she sought chiropractic care and the experience set her career path.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in 1974, and the Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. in 1978 before opening up a private practice in Red Bank.

To support efforts on behalf of her profession, Dr. Babian has been a consistent TCA Gold Member and TCA Eagle Society member. She has also served on the TCA Ethics Committee.

Covenant names O'Brien to head intermodal unit

Covenant Transport Solutions has expanded its intermodal service and named Mike O'Brien as director of intermodal service.

The Chattanooga native has spent the last 20 years in transportation and logistics, and the last 12 in intermodal service specifically. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, O'Brien's career began on the operations floor at Covenant Transport — sister company of Covenant Transport Solutions — nearly two decades ago. In the years since, he has spent time at both Averitt Express and most recently, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, where he acted as director of intermodal before joining Covenant Solutions in the same role.

O'Brien said the expansion of intermodal at Covenant Solutions is a win for both existing and potential customers.

"It's value added," he said. "It will allow the customer to choose the mode, giving them flexibility based on price and transit."

Cleveland Longhorn unit wins award for 'Community Spirit'

Leeann Pulliam, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Cleveland, Tenn., has been presented with the company's "Community Spirit" Award, which recognizes restaurants that are engaged in supporting the communities where the restaurant operates.

"Leeann and her team have shown an outstanding dedication to service and community support," said Ambra Offutt, director of operations for LongHorn Steakhouse. "Giving back is a key element in what we do, and this team makes it a priority to create a positive impact in the community."

Earlier this year, Pulliam and her team were recognized for their involvement with the Boys and Girls Club, local schools and cooking classes they put on for students.

Pulliam's restaurant also supports Women at the Well Ministries as part of LongHorn Steakhouse Harvest. Through the program, Women at the Well Ministries receives wholesome, surplus food, such as meat, fish and vegetables, from the restaurant on a weekly basis. To date, the Cleveland LongHorn has donated more than 22,100 pounds of food to local nonprofits through this program.

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