Genuine Amish Excellence from the Heart


Genuine Amish Excellence from the Heart

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Although her career as a Human Resource Administrator in the medical field spanned nearly three decades, this Tennessee native turned entrepreneur discovered that her true passion laid elsewhere.

“I was always confident that the positive decisions I made as an HR professional had an impact on the quality of care that the healthcare organizations I represented delivered to our patients,” said Angie Carroll, Amish Excellence owner. “But like so many career professionals, I began to explore that entrepreneurial spirit that seems to exist within so many of us today.”

Angie pursued her inner calling to become a member of Knoxville area’s self-employment community when she launched Amish Excellence, offering the finest Amish, hand-crafted furniture at affordable pricing that surpasses most of her customers’ expectations.

In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to introduce to you one of East Tennessee’s newest woman entrepreneurs, Angie Carroll, and to help you, our readers, gain a fuller appreciation of just what genuine Amish Excellence furniture is.

EK: Before diving into Amish Excellence, first tell us about your self-employment journey. After nearly three decades in the human resources profession, you no doubt surprised many members of your family and friends.

Angie: My family and friends weren’t surprised at all. They wondered what took me so long to start my own business! Throughout the years, I’ve enjoyed helping friends decorate their homes, sewing window treatments and bedding, making flower arrangements, and decorative painting. I’ve also planned and decorated for several weddings and special events. Using creativity to make things pretty has always been my passion.

EK: Why did you choose Amish Excellence?

Angie: This time last year I was doing a lot of soul searching and praying about how I should spend the rest of my life. The corporate world wasn’t where I found happiness any longer, so I started looking at a number of different business options. None of them inspired me. I sought the advice of my long-time friend, Brad. He introduced me to Guy Irwin, the owner of Amish Excellence in Franklin, Tennessee. After a few visits and several conversations with Guy, I decided that opening an independently owned Amish Excellence retail location in Knoxville was the right thing for me to do.

EK: You’ve had the opportunity to visit many of the Amish craftsmen in their homes and in their workshops. Tell us a little bit about their culture and why their commitment to genuine quality successfully differentiates themselves in the furniture industry.

Angie: Yes, I have met most of our craftsmen and speak with them on a regular basis. Their culture is very different from “the English” culture, as they refer to us. These are people with strong values and firm beliefs. They communicate these values and beliefs not just through words, but through their way of life. The Amish people are not a reminder of what once was, but a clear statement of how a community of people have been successful in creating and maintain a way of life – a way that has proven over time to be right for them. They give the modern world a clear example of how a strong faith can provide in ways the modern world seems to have forgotten. The communities are prosperous and lively, rooted in faith in God, family, tradition, and hard work.

EK: Let’s dispel some rumors. Not all Amish manufactured furniture is created equal.

Angie: That’s right. The furniture available from Amish Excellence is not manufactured in a large, modern facility as with online purchases or “big box” stores. None of the builders we work with are employed in a factory. All shops are guaranteed 100% Amish ownership. These are individual families with shops on their farms where a few other family members build the furniture. We ONLY sell furniture made by Amish craftsmen with American solid hardwood. Each piece comes with a lifetime warranty against any defects in material or workmanship at no additional cost to the customer. Each piece is created when the order is placed and is not part of a large “off the shelf” inventory.

EK: Another misconception is that all Amish made furniture is Shaker or Craftsman in style. What furniture styles are available?

Angie: We do offer these styles, as the clean lines of Shaker and Craftsmen furniture continue to be very popular. Many customers are surprised to find contemporary styles and fresh, new stain colors and finishes available. Our furniture options appeal to anyone who appreciates genuine quality, value, and pieces they won’t have to replace in a few years. Our craftsmen can build furniture that will beautifully complement any home or office space.

EK: All of your Amish Excellence furniture is custom made. Why is that important to your customers?

Angie: Our customers enjoy knowing that they have a piece of furniture that is uniquely theirs. While every piece is beautiful and very well made, the choice of wood species, stain and finish, size, shape, and edge profile makes their furniture special. Our craftsmen aren’t limited by what can be mass produced in a factory. They can customize almost every aspect of the design. The natural beauty of solid hardwood contributes to the warmth, uniqueness, and character of each piece. We don’t offer any furniture that is made of computer-generated images that are laminated, veneers, MDF, pressboard, or cardboard. Additionally, our furniture is sustainable, environmentally-friendly, more durable, and long lasting. These are all important to our customers.

EK: Explain to our readers how you help them design their own custom pieces.

Angie: I try very hard to connect with my customers and understand how they intend to use the furniture. This helps me offer suggestions and designs ideas. There are a variety of furniture pieces in our showroom that shows the craftsmanship, quality, various stain colors, and fabric options. From there, we may browse through several catalogs for design inspiration. I also encourage our customers to bring in pictures of items they like. We may even sketch the design and dimensions on to graph paper. My service also includes in-home consultations that are free of charge.

EK: Perhaps the greatest surprise to your customers is that your higher quality, custom made, 100% Amish hand-crafted furniture is often less than what they would pay for a similar furniture piece in area retail furniture stores. Would you care to comment?

Angie: Yes, it’s important that our furniture be affordable for the majority of our customers. Our showroom is smaller than most furniture stores, and we don’t carry a large inventory. Being a custom furniture maker allows us to do that without a lot of expensive overhead. Because the furniture can be made at any time, some customers choose to start with a few pieces and add to it throughout the year. We’re working with a young couple now that recently purchased a bed and two nightstands, and they plan to add the triple dresser and chest next year.


EK: How can our readers learn more about Amish Excellence?

Angie: Come by the store! We’re open Monday through Saturday and always closed on Sunday. You can also visit us online at www.AmishExcellence.com.

EK: In closing, is there anything you would like to add?

Angie: I believe our service statement best sums up our priorities and the business model for Amish Excellence: Dedicated to Things that Last. God, Family, Integrity, Thrift, and Simplicity.

Amish Excellence
613 N. Campbell Station Road
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.392.6000
www.amishexcellence.com

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Bring Your Kitchen Some Holiday Cheer


Bring Your Kitchen Some Holiday Cheer

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If you’ve thought about making a change in your kitchen, you might already be dreading the process of tearing everything out of your space, as well as the time, cost, and inconvenience typically involved. The good news is that trusted remodeling company Kitchen Tune-Up and its local Knoxville franchise owned by Ryan and Michelle Thompson can provide a completely updated kitchen in less than one week – and without the mess or cost of a complete tear-out.

“Our average remodeling project takes between one to five days to complete,” explained Ryan.

Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in cabinet refacing, cabinet redooring (new doors custom ordered to fit your cabinets), custom cabinets and design, and one-day wood reconditioning. Kitchen Tune-Up also offers custom closets, storage solutions, garage cabinets, and a number of accessories. The company’s signature service is a unique, comprehensive, one-day wood reconditioning process called a “Tune-Up,” which restores and repairs wood cabinets.

“It’s important to know that you don’t have to spend a fortune or live in a mess for weeks in order to update your space,” said Ryan. “You can keep your same cabinets and recondition them, or keep the cabinet boxes in place and reface them in a different style or color, or replace them with new cabinets. With any of our services, you can make your space more functional with the addition of roll-out trays and accessories. Whatever you can imagine for your kitchen, we have multiple options and will work within your budget.”

Ryan and Michelle have been Tennessee residents for more than 20 years and have called Knoxville home since 2009. The Kitchen Tune-Up franchise system has consistently been ranked first in their category by Entrepreneur magazine for more than 20 years. For more information or to schedule a no-obligation consultation, call Kitchen Tune-Up today at 865-253-7805 or visit www.kitchentuneup.com.

Kitchen Tune-Up
865.253.7805
www.kitchentuneup.com

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Shelf Help


Shelf Help
Custom Roll-out Shelving for Kitchens and Baths

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Perhaps you’ve just installed replacement kitchen cabinets in your existing home and discovered that they lack the optimum storage space that you had hoped for. Or maybe you love your home’s existing cabinetry, but as you’ve aged, or perhaps due to a health or mobility issue, using your cabinets efficiently and safely is not as easy as it once was.

Whether you wished your home’s existing kitchen and bath cabinets were more efficient or if you experience difficulty in using them as safely or productively as you have in the past, Shelf Help is the perfect solution. As experienced kitchen and bath remodeling consultants, the experts at Shelf Help have observed first-hand the challenges that many homeowners experience when installing even the most carefully planned cabinetry. At Shelf Help, they don’t install cabinetry; they make good kitchen and bath cabinets and pantries better.

Here’s how they can help. At Shelf Help, they install custom roll-out shelving and organizers that install right into your home’s kitchen and bath cabinets or pantries that allow you to make maximum use of your available storage space. And for those who may experience challenges reaching cabinets that are too high, too low, or too deep, Shelf Help allows you to make full and efficient use of your cabinet spaces, making them more accessible.

What homeowners also appreciate is how affordable Shelf Help is, saving them up to 50% off the national brands. All of Shelf Help’s custom roll-out shelves are made right here in the USA and feature dovetail joints and ball bearing slides, which can support up to 100 pounds per shelf.

What customers are saying about Shelf Help:
“Best improvement we’ve made to our home – hands down.” – Judy F., Tellico Village
“A huge help – we are much more organized and can now reach everything in our cabinets.” – Mike B., Farragut
“Great product – well designed, smooth installation, and a far more efficient kitchen.” – Mark & Susan D., Knoxville

To learn how you too can better organize your kitchen, bath, or pantry, call today to request your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. Mention this article and receive free installation with a minimum purchase. Locally owned and operated, let Shelf Help make the most of your home’s kitchen, bath, or pantry storage space.

Shelf Help
865.675.5098
www.shelfhelptn.com

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Veronica G Boutique


Veronica G Boutique: Your Holiday Boutique

As you have come to expect from Veronica G Boutique, this season we have thoroughly searched numerous apparel and gift marketplaces for those more than special gifts for this holiday gift giving season. This year we are very proud to introduce you to our discovery of three exciting new women owned business featuring quality, USA made products that will make great new additions to our current lines of ladies’ apparel, accessories, and gifts. These retail lines include:

» 1818 Farms
Located in the historic village of Mooresville, Alabama, 1818 Farms is named for the year the town was incorporated. Founded by local entrepreneur, Natasha McCrary, 1818 Farms features a unique line of all-natural, handmade, and hand-packaged bath and beauty products containing lavender and herbs grown on her farm, preserving and honoring life as it used to be.

» Creative Energy 2-in-1 Candles
Fascinated with candles from an early age, Creative Energy Candles president and founder, Kara Sherrit’s, fascination has today resulted in her organic, hand-poured soy candles being sold to nearly 200 spas and specialty gift stores nationally. They are all-natural, containing only the finest quality soybean wax and natural essential oil blends featuring anti-aging properties and the healthy moisturizing effects of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.

» Dona Bela SHREDS
Creating one-of-a-kind, handmade fashion accessories using upcycled materials, Iowa-based entrepreneur, Allison Davidson Motoyama, transforms textile remnants into totally unique scarves, combining thousands of colors and a variety of designs to complement all body types. Designed for comfort, style, and individuality, Dona Bela SHREDS make the perfect gift for any occasion.

For the holidays, Veronica G Boutique will also be featuring select groups of designer-inspired jewelry at savings of up to 50% off.

So whether you shop from our already wide selection of ladies’ apparel, accessories, gifts, or from one of our newest retail discoveries, Veronica G Boutique is the perfect place to shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list this season.

Veronica G Boutique
11655 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.675.0222

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Creative Gift Shopping


Creative Gift Shopping for the Holidays Starts at Gallery on Main

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Here at Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater, we are in full swing to meet all of your Christmas shopping needs, including those hard-to-shop-for friends and family members on your holiday shopping list. We offer a large variety of one-of-a-kind gifts that you won’t find at the big box stores or anywhere else for that matter.

At Gallery on Main, we have more than 25 local and regional artists of different mediums to select from. Many of our featured artists paint in watercolor and acrylic. We also feature wood carvers, wood workers, and wood turners whose artistic creations will become gifts that the recipient will remember for many years to come. In addition, there is pebble art, ceramists, and jewelry artists to select from along with, of course, fine art photography.

We offer those unique gifts for all those special people that you want to remember this Christmas. Also, you are sure to be excited to discover that many of our gift items are priced below $50 and even more below $25.

Why not make plans to visit Sweetwater and enjoy lunch and shop until you drop? Of course no trip to Sweetwater is complete without a visit to our gallery for those special Christmas gifts for friends and family members on your holiday list. Why not shop where Mr. & Mrs. Claus shop: The Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater?

Gallery on Main
109 Morris Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.7400

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Best Wishes


Best Wishes for a Joyous Christmas & A Prosperous New Year
By Jack Wilson

Everyone here at Sweetwater Flower Shop and The Mansion Restaurant would like to wish each of you a merry and blessed Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. We would also like to take this time to express our heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement throughout the years.

The Christmas season is a very special time of the year when we transform our entire two floors into a winter wonderland showcase that we look forward to sharing with you and your family. We would like to personally invite each of you to share our special holiday wonderland all throughout the month of December. You’ll find it truly magical and inspiring, and it’s also our way of saying thank you to all of our faithful customers and friends. Please come and share this most special time of the year with us.

Our shop has a spectacular selection of Christmas wreaths and table arrangements, as well as holiday home décor, Christmas ornaments, and gifts. You’ll also discover hundreds of floral arrangements and wreaths, all designed and handmade by me personally, along with a large selection of beautiful gifts, including ladies’ apparel, scarves, designer handbags, designer-inspired jewelry, home décor items, and much more that will make perfect holiday gifts even for that person on your holiday shopping list that seems to have everything. Also, The Mansion Restaurant is the perfect venue for sharing the holiday spirit with friends and family. Please note that The Mansion will be closed December 18 through January 4. Reservations for December 1-17 are recommended since holiday seating is limited. Call Lea at 423-351-0080 for reservations.

We have finished stocking our University of Tennessee room with all new merchandise for the Big Orange fans on your Christmas list, so be sure to visit our “Big Orange” display area.

Not sure what to buy that special person on your Christmas list? How about a gift certificate to Sweetwater Flower Shop? Gift certificates make great holiday gifts.

During December, please be sure to stop by. We look forward to your visit and for the opportunity to share our holiday greetings and a bit of cheer with each and every one of you.

Sweetwater Flower Shop
118 W. North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.6623
www.sweetwaterflowershop.com

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Catapult Your Sales Skyward


Catapult Your Sales Skyward
By Tom Irmen

I believe the primary reason for missing the potential to achieve explosive growth in your small business might be your decision to place your customer service levels on the back burner. Entrepreneurs often rely on their websites, social media and online, print, on-air, and mail marketing campaigns to increase sales volume. Yet despite their best efforts to generate additional sales revenue, many of these same companies offer their customers a woefully low customer service experience that only serves to erode even their best sales efforts.

In a 1970s episode of M*A*S*H, a popular TV satire on the Korean War, Major Frank Burns, a not-so-skilled surgeon, focused primarily on his military career, once stated: “This war wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for all of the wounded.”

I’ve witnessed firsthand how many entrepreneurs who, in response to overwhelming customer sales and their inability to maintain acceptable customer service levels, begin viewing their customers as adversaries. A sort of, “My business wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for all of the customers” philosophy.

All too often I’ve witnessed small business owners who have succeeded in increasing their sales only to leave a negative wake behind them as their newly found customers are forced to accept their below standard service levels. They’ve promised their customers 100%, delivered 70%, and become angry when the customer brings the difference to their attention.

No business can have enough good press. Every satisfied customer is a reporter on steroids, telling those they influence about the positive experience they’ve had with your company. Conversely, they’re more than certain to pass along their negative experiences as well.

It’s just good common sense to successfully differentiate your small business from the competition by allocating more of your resources into your company’s customer service experience. Your competitor may have the “glitziest” website in town, but your commitment to a superior level of customer care will propel you past their façade if they fail to deliver the quality customer service their customers demand.

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Year-End Tax Planning


Year-End Tax Planning

You can make contributions to 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plans until December 31, 2016, and SEP or Roth IRAs until April 15, 2017. Maximum contributions vary. With a 401(k) plan, you defer up to $17,500 versus Traditional and Roth IRA maximum contributions of $5,500 ($6,500 if you’re age 50 or older).

You have until December 31, 2016, to take an RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) from your retirement plan if you’re over the age of 70½ or you face a hefty 50% penalty. The most common mistake made is the failure to take an RMD for both an IRA and 401(k). You must take a RMD from each plan. Multiple IRA accounts are treated as a single account, so only one RMD is required.

Consider making a charitable contribution of highly appreciated stocks. If you’re over 70½, donate your required RMDs to your favorite charity up to a maximum of $100,000. This could lower your taxable income and may even help shelter your social security income from taxes.

If you realized losses on some stocks during the tax year, you can only deduct $3,000 of that loss. One strategy to consider, Tax Harvesting, is to sell some of the stocks you’ve made money on during the year to offset your stock losses. You could then wait 31 days and buy these same stocks back again. It’s important to wait 31 days, otherwise the transaction is considered a “wash sale” and you would forfeit the tax benefits.

If you have a Traditional IRA, you might want to convert all or part of your IRA to a Roth IRA, providing you don’t increase your taxable income for the year. Converting to a Roth IRA may save you and your loved ones future taxes.

Before you make any changes to any retirement plan, always consult a qualified tax professional. For assistance with all of your financial planning needs, I encourage you to discover just how Financial Partners of TN, LLC can assist you. Chosen by UT Federal Credit Union, Peoples Bank of the South, and UBANK to provide their members with independent financial planning services, Financial Partners can be your financial partner to a brighter financial future.

Financial Partners of TN, LLC
2100 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
865.558.8182
www.financialpartnerstn.com

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Greatness Fitness


Greatness Fitness
Where Your Journey to Achieve Your Personal Best Begins

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When then 16-year-old Bassamba Sao left his native Mali in West Africa with a meager $427 in his pocket, destined for the United States, little could he imagine the journey that awaited him. Mali, where approximately half the population subsists on less than $1.25 per day, was an unlikely backdrop for young Bassamba, whose passion it was to pursue a career in the NBA. He possessed the required height to succeed in basketball and, strangely enough, he also possessed the dream and the desire to succeed that towered above his 6’7” frame. Bassamba’s dream to play in the NBA was cut short with a career ending injury, but his passion to succeed and indomitable spirit were undeterred.

Since earning undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Political Science, and Business Administration and two master’s degrees, Bassamba has combined the teaching, training, and motivational skills learned as a professional athlete to help others achieve their highest fitness, nutritional, and lifestyle goals. Founder and owner of Farragut-based Greatness Fitness, Bassamba and his team of experienced and dedicated fitness experts have helped many people from all walks of life achieve their personal best.

In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to feature Greatness Fitness and its founder, Bassamba Sao.

EK: It would appear that so many of your life’s experiences prepared you and were requisites for your success at Greatness Fitness. Explain.

Bassamba: It has not been an easy road but nonetheless a blessing for being fortunate to experience so much at an early stage of my life. Being able to use that experience as an asset in the present is what I call a miracle from the heavens. Before responding, let me start by saying that we are grateful for this opportunity to help people learn more about Greatness Fitness. Personally, my life has been a series of blessings sometime disguised in hardships. I am fortunate to have been raised by an amazing woman who believed in me so much that she dedicated her entire life to teaching me what’s important in life and what to stand for no matter what the circumstances. That woman was my dear grandmother, Kadidia Tamboura. She taught me this in her own words: If you help everyone to be in the light and help them all shine, your life will never be in darkness again, ever. It’s the art of serving genuinely while being mindful that things won’t be as easy as you may wish in the journey called life. Life can be hard; we will occasionally fall on our faces, but it’s the process of getting up and facing your challenges, stronger and wiser, that will make the difference. Adversity is inevitable, but I chose not to let mine become an excuse. I wouldn’t be who I am today if my journey didn’t include unfortunate events. It’s not what happens to you in life that determines where you will end up, but rather how to respond to your personal challenges.

EK: How have you been able to successfully instill into others your passion to succeed and to become their personal best?

Bassamba: It’s a work in progress. Genuine passion is contagious. Our dedication to greatness is a commitment we hope to instill into everyone we serve at Greatness Fitness. We are passionate about your well-being. Like the insights my grandmother shared with me as a child, it is my desire to help brighten the lives of others. We are a family at Greatness Fitness, and we take our dedication to you very seriously. At Greatness Fitness, we have seen miracles happen in the lives of people who have tried unsuccessfully to achieve their well-being goals in the past.

EK: How does Greatness Fitness differ from other fitness venues?

Bassamba: It’s our underlying philosophy and the fact that we had to be different if our clients were to succeed. We embrace a variety of characteristics not often experienced in our industry, including humility, knowledge, honesty, integrity, consistency, and a commitment to hard work combined with love and laughter. We make it a point to know each of our clients personally and to offer them the level of encouragement that they will need to succeed. We celebrate each of your successes as a family. We have clients that have lost more than 100 pounds. Others couldn’t run 1/4 of a mile and now run marathons. We have two clients that have lost 40 pounds in 90 days in a very healthy way and are off all their medications.

EK: One only has to watch your members for a few minutes to observe the relationships that exist between them. How important is this to their and your success?

Bassamba: Thank you for mentioning that. It warms my heart to experience the unity that exists within our team. Relationships are our key to lasting success. The journey to an improved well-being isn’t always easy or simple. The mutual trust and respect we inspire within our membership group provides the encouragement and energy needed to help you achieve your personal best. At Greatness Fitness, we provide the success driven environment that you’ll need to succeed at a pace that you’re comfortable with.

EK: Your members pay only $29.99 per month but are not required to sign any long-term agreement. Explain.

Bassamba: After doing our in-depth market research to learn how to best serve the needs of our community, we came up with a highly competitive pricing system that met our clients’ needs. Our pricing structure offers our clients everything they will need to succeed without requiring any long-term commitment. We know that if we deliver the results our clients expect, they will remain members. We know that if we exceed your expectations, our and your successes will be assured.

EK: Greatness Fitness is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Tell our readers how you differ.

Bassamba: We are a resource for complete well-being. When your body is healthy, your mind performs better. We offer a range of experiences specifically designed to help you achieve your individual fitness and health goals. From gaining weight to losing weight, maintenance to toning up, building muscle mass, becoming faster, stronger, leaner, or simply being able to walk the stairs without losing your breath, Greatness Fitness offers you the comprehensive training program and experienced trainers necessary to help you achieve your personal goals.

EK: You seek to attract people from all walks of life, from teens to one woman in her 80s. Why?

Bassamba: The sky is no longer your limit at Greatness Fitness. Everyone deserves the opportunity to become the best that they can be. At Greatness Fitness, we offer the opportunity to succeed to everyone – from the very young to 80 and beyond.

EK: What many people don’t know is that you support a variety of initiatives to not only help lift the people of Mali out of poverty, but also to offer them the hope for brighter futures. Tell us more.

Bassamba: After undergrad and grad school and the beginning of life without basketball, I knew that I wanted to do something that I was passionate about – to become financially independent but to serve others as well. Launching Greatness Fitness empowers me to help clients get off medications, gain self-confidence, and enjoy life more. It is so rewarding to have spouses call, in tears, thanking us for helping to change their partners’ lives. We are also very proud of our non-profit organization Meant to Be Up to Me. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, it’s primary purpose is to help fight and eradicate poverty around the globe. We focus mainly on empowering the powerless, helping women in third world countries to enhance their self-esteem, creating a source of income for them by helping them to read and become fully independent. We build recreation centers for the elderly and young alike. I was born in an area of the world where an education, water, and clothing were a privilege. I am blessed with this opportunity to bless the lives of those who are less fortunate and often forgotten.

EK: How can people learn more about Greatness Fitness?

Bassamba: You can stop by anytime. We are located at 11139 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Walk-ins are always welcome. Call us at 865-671-6073 during our normal business hours or visit our website at www.greatnessfitness.com.

EK: In closing, would you like to offer some words of encouragement to those who might be struggling in achieving fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle objectives?

Bassamba: First of all, thank you for this opportunity to introduce our Greatness Fitness family. I love and am so proud of our team. They truly believe in each of you and your vision for improving your personal well-being. To everyone out there that needs help, has hit a personal wall, or feels trapped, come see us. Rediscover your full potential at Greatness Fitness. With God in your heart, success in your mind, your eyes on your goal, and an amazing support team and system, nothing is impossible. We created Greatness Fitness just for you and to be difference makers in fitness and health industry, where so many people have given up on themselves. Our name says it all! Greatness Fitness… come get fit with us in mind, body, and soul and be all that you can be.

Greatness Fitness
11139 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.671.6073
www.greatnessfitness.com

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Give Thoughtful Gifts That Will Pamper Your Recipient


Give Thoughtful Gifts That Will Pamper Your Recipient
Spa 9700 Boutique

If you’re looking for that special gift this holiday season, stop in at Spa 9700. In addition to being a full-service day spa, Spa 9700 has a boutique that is packed full of only the finest and most thoughtful gifts. All of the gift offerings at Spa 9700 are items that will make a person look and feel better. Gifts include candles, jewelry, pajamas and lounge wear, handbags – and everything in between.

If you’re looking for something that is a bit “out of the box,” Spa 9700 is your place, too. Beautiful, soft lavender and eucalyptus neck wraps are just the thing to provide relaxation and relieve stress. Pillow cases in satin from PJ Harlow and in bamboo from Faceplant with their whimsical messages are always a popular choice for friends, sitters, or any of the “hard to buy for.”

Although not technically a clothing store, Spa 9700 has great loungewear from PJ Harlow and Kyomi pajamas, along with wraps, scarves, and shea butter infused socks. All of these make great gifts and are intended to pamper a woman in softness. For those girls that love the lake, check out the selection of Lake Girl casual wear.

Spa 9700 is all about helping you create the perfect mood with scents and lighting. With candle lines like Capri Blue, Lafco, Rosy Rings, and others, you are guaranteed to find just the right gift to match the personality of your recipient.

For the body, Spa 9700 has many product lines that will pamper both women and men. Available products include Farm House Fresh, Mistral shea butter soaps, The Thymes, and more. For him, you’ll find the very popular Jack Black skincare or maybe a leather handled fireplace/grill lighter. You’ll want to check out the selection on display in the store.

Spa 9700 always has gift certificates available. They are packaged in a trendy bag, so gift givers won’t have to fuss with packaging. Certificates can be purchased in any denomination or for any service or package.

This is just a small sampling of what you will discover at Spa 9700. If you’re looking for thoughtful gifts that will show your recipient that you care about their comfort and style, do yourself a favor and shop at Spa 9700. They have the gifts that please.

Spa 9700
9700 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.357.7721
www.spa9700.com

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