Fitness Together


Fitness Together: A Healthy Resolution Kept!

Twenty-six percent of all Americans made New Year’s resolutions in 2018. Twelve percent of us kept our resolutions. Fifty percent of us just lost our motivation.

Why is it so difficult to make and keep our resolutions? Were we really as committed as we needed to be to succeed? Were our resolutions truly meaningful and achievable? Perhaps the new Maserati in our garage was a stretch, but then there were some genuine resolutions as well, like the ones that were health related. Some of us wanted to lose weight, improve our heart health, lower our blood pressure, and more. These were resolutions that, when achieved, could have had a significant impact on our health, well-being, and longevity.

Ask yourself if you really possess the necessary skills to create a healthy, realistic, and achievable plan of action for yourself, or do you find yourself pursuing the latest fad diet or exercise regimen? Does your lack of accountability find even your best efforts waning after just a few weeks?

For this month’s issue of Everything Knoxville, we interviewed two Knoxville area radio personalities, B97.5’s Michele Silva and WNML’s “Sports Animal” Will West, who will share with you their own healthy living success stories that they were able to achieve thanks to Fitness Together, the nation’s largest one-on-one personal training franchise.

EK: Michele, how would you describe the results of your personal exercise and dieting effort prior to your Fitness Together experience?

Michele: That’s easy – frustrating! You diet and exercise, and nothing seems to happen. We all know that diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight, and the older we get, the tougher it becomes. What was most frustrating was working out and eating well but finding out that the scale hadn’t budged. It drove me crazy. Fortunately, I discovered Fitness Together.

EK: Your health journey was complicated by an unexpected medical challenge. Explain.

Michele: I had been fighting sciatic pain for months and did not want surgery, but the disc eventually ruptured, and I had an emergency discectomy to repair the ruptured disc in my lower back. I was pain-free immediately thanks to Dr. Joel Norman. Although I had always had a gym membership and tried to eat well, I was not active during the months prior to surgery due to the pain and then for months following the surgery. I would exercise but apparently not enough. I was afraid to push myself – afraid that the sciatica would return. The worst part was that I was gaining weight and losing muscle. I ended up being the heaviest I had ever been.

EK: And that’s when you discovered Fitness Together?

Michele: Yes. I knew I had to do something, so I joined Fitness Together in Bearden. My personal fitness trainer, Chip Gibson, works with me two to three times a week. I like that all my sessions at Fitness Together are private. Lasting 45 minutes, they include a combination of weights and cardio exercises that are custom designed to help me achieve my individual goals. Chip is also helping me improve my nutrition as well.

EK: When did you begin to see the results of your efforts?

Michele: It took a few weeks to see some changes in my body. It can be a slow process, but it happened. I’ve had to learn to be more patient. According to the scale, I’ve only lost about 12 pounds, but my waist is four inches smaller, and my thighs and arms have gotten leaner. Even better is that I feel stronger, I have more energy, and now I am motivated to lose even more.

EK: Any additional thoughts you would like to share with our readers?

Michele: I’ve never enjoyed fitness as much as I do now. I absolutely love the journey I’m on, and I can’t wait to see where it leads me. My story can become anyone’s story. Thank you to the Fitness Together team. You’re awesome!

EK: Will, what was the turning point in your life when you knew things had to change for you?

Will: I was 36 years old and weighed 320 pounds and had a lean body mass of 161, meaning I was essentially 50% body fat. Also, I had already experienced my first chest pain. My family history of cardiac issues concerned not only me, but my friends and family members as well. It wasn’t one big realization that made me finally take control of my lifestyle and lose weight. Aside from the grim health risks of being as big as I was, I was also having to buy bigger and bigger clothes.

EK: How did you first learn about Fitness Together?

Will: As a radio host, I routinely met with the station’s account executives. One executive represented Fitness Together, who specializes in one-on-one personal training. After learning more, I said okay, this is the one for me, and I scheduled a trial evaluation with them. I couldn’t do a single push-up. I could barely use the elliptical machine for five minutes without having to quit.

EK: What sold you on Fitness Together?

Will: I could see that Fitness Together’s personal trainers were serious about helping me succeed. I’d never trained like that before. They gave me an exercise program that was strategic and personalized. They showed me that there was no excuse.

EK: Tell us about where you are today.

Will: Three short years later, I weigh 250 pounds and have achieved a lean body mass of 220. I’ve lost 20% body fat.

EK: Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Will: Whether you’re 20 pounds overweight or 70 pounds like me, Fitness Together will work with you, one-on-one, to help you achieve your personal fitness and health goals. You can literally lose inches while adding years to your life. Their experienced, certified professional trainers can help you create the accountability and provide the support you’ll need to succeed. Looking back on it, I don’t know if I would have lasted very long the way I was going. This program has been that much of a blessing to me.

Don’t put off that all important first step. Call Fitness Together today to request your free, no-obligation, one-on-one consultation and complimentary workout. Fitness Together: One healthy New Year’s resolution worth keeping!

Fitness Together
865.273.0380
www.knoxft.com

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Graphic Creations


Helping Our East Tennessee Business Community to Expand Their Brand

“I believe that what Graphic Creations does best is to help area entrepreneurs successfully differentiate their products,” said Jim Caughorn, owner of Graphic Creations. “By combining our more than three decades of in-depth graphic expertise with our corporate experience, we are able to assist both large and small businesses to successfully navigate today’s ever-changing business landscape.”

First launching in 1987 by former co-founders Debbie Billings and Jim’s father, James Sr., it’s unlikely that either Debbie or James could have envisioned all of the marketplace changes that would occur or the impact from rapidly evolving technology that resulted.

“I truly respect what Debbie and my dad accomplished,” said Jim. “Our team looks forward to the future and to continuing to help our East Tennessee business community thrive.”

From its most humble beginnings as a print center copying and selling UT class lecture materials, Graphic Creations has evolved into a full-service graphics source for all of your branding requirements, including:
» In-house design & creation
» Digital printing
» Copying
» Full bindery
» Signage & display
» Print – market – mail
» Apparel
» Promotional items
» Vehicle graphics
» Die cutting
» Foil stamping
» Embossing

“What’s even more important than the multiple services we offer is our in-house marketing expertise and our intimate knowledge of East Tennessee’s business community,” said Jim. “Our familiarity with our community helps us help your business successfully navigate this unique marketplace we call home. You simply can’t accomplish this with any other out-of-area source you may have used in the past or are contemplating using in the future.

“Regardless of your current or future graphic requirements, I invite you to discover how Graphic Creations can partner with you to expand your brand. We would like to offer you the opportunity to tour our new 12,000 square foot facility. We also welcome the opportunity to listen to you and your dreams for your business and to learn just how we can help you achieve your goals. We invite you to dream and grow with us in the New Year.”

Graphic Creations
213 East 4th Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
865.522.6221
www.graphiccreations.com

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Entrepreneur


Plan – Action – Success

By Tom Irmen

First launched on July 5, 1994, as an online book seller, Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, has been at the helm of this incredible success story navigating this garage start-up to the largest online retailer in the world.

Amazon’s mission statement:
“Our vision is to be the earth’s most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.”

Amazon’s mission statement has become the guiding force behind its success, and the unwavering commitment to this mission on a daily basis by its 400,000+ associates makes this success a reality.

Many small business owners recognize the importance of developing their own mission statement, but the mere existence of a mission statement is no assurance that your business will prosper or that your customers will benefit. A truly successful mission statement must be customer centered and be embraced by all of your associates. It must become deeply embedded in your company’s culture. A successful mission statement will differentiate the spectacular from the mediocre.

For an example, examine Apple’s entry into the brick and mortar retailer store marketplace. Apple stores are located in upscale shopping areas and feature a professional, high-tech look and are amply staffed by highly trained associates that appear to genuinely enjoy what they do and interacting with their customers. Not focused on selling, Apple associates instead focus on building long-term relationships while helping to improve people’s lives.

Contrast this experience with Comcast/Xfinity. You have to love the newly branded Xfinity name. Their new retail stores are a vast improvement over their earlier stores, featuring the same upscale, high-tech look as Apple stores. But this is where the similarity ends, because their customer service is abysmal. If they do indeed have a company wide mission statement, they need to communicate it to their associates and encourage them to fully embrace it. They have emulated the Apple “look” but little else. They have chosen form instead of substance.
A well-thought out and carefully implemented mission statement can catapult your small business toward long-term success for both you and your customers. But a mission statement with no substance that is not embraced by your associates will ring hollow and result in a generic experience for you and your customers.

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Closets by McKenry


Moving… A Good Time to Organize?

A new home makes life a little busy and stressful, but staying organized in the process and at the new home sure helps.

Closets by McKenry owner and custom closet designer and professional organizer, Chris McKenry, answers common homeowner questions regarding moving.

EK: What is the single most important thing for a homeowner to do prior to moving?

Chris: Create a “to-do” list. It becomes your activity list. You need to find a moving company and get everything packed, but work, family responsibilities, and other commitments have not slowed.

EK: How can a professional organizer assist homeowners during a move?

Chris: A professional organizer can be of enormous help in many ways. During the packing process, they can assist you in assuring that each box is placed in the correct room of your new home where the contents will be used, which is not necessarily in the same area of your new home. Even before the move, your personal organizer will help you be more organized. This makes unpacking much easier.

EK: What does the homeowner need to do to prepare their new home prior to moving?

Chris: Ask yourself if your new home meets your storage needs. Unpacking will be much easier if the pantry, closets, and even the laundry room and garage have storage systems that work for you. Don’t think of a closet as just a place to keep “stuff” behind a door but as a good storage design and place to showcase your collections in a way that brings you joy.

EK: We’re moved. Now what?

Chris: When unpacking, sort by category in every room and then start placing. In closets, use uniform hangers so everything will hang at the same level and clothes will not be playing hide and seek.

Utilize walls for vertical storage. Open wall space works well for ties and belts in closets or pots and pans in the pantry.

Line a wall with shelves if you need storage in a garage or basement. I love the beauty of stylish design and architecture, and there is something appealing about a wall of modern shelves organized into zones. A slat wall is also a fun way to organize a work space.

EK: Any final thoughts?

Chris: The best and most important moving tip is to declutter before you pack the old house. There is a lot of junk hiding in our homes that is no longer important. With the clutter gone, all that is left to organize is what will enhance your new home and life.

Chris McKenry provides custom closet design and professional organizing services to unpack your home.

Closets by McKenry
865.249.6382
www.ClosetsByMcKenry.com

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Plantation Reclaimed


Five Creative Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

Reclaimed wood offers an incredible story that’s taken centuries to write. Some pieces may come from 18th and 19th century barns. Others may come from warehouses and factories built during the Industrial Revolution. Because of its varying origins, reclaimed wood exhibits characteristics that cannot be replicated, and no two boards are alike. You can sometimes discover exceptionally tight grain patterns, nail holes, weathered colors, rich patinas, saw marks, or other stunning characteristics in these one-of-a-kind products.

You will be able to create a space as unique as your taste with genuine reclaimed wood. And because there are so many ways to incorporate it in your home, from floor to ceiling, your only limitation will be your imagination.

Here are just a few ways you can incorporate reclaimed wood into your home or office:

1. Wide Plank Flooring
Reclaimed wood offers a remarkable and durable wide plank flooring experience. It is often available in much wider widths and longer lengths than today’s typical hardwood flooring. Antique Historic Planks may contain a blend of original saw marks, mixtures of grain patterns, and light and dark boards.

2. Reclaimed Wood for Ceilings
Reclaimed wood can also create stunning ceiling treatments. Authentic Reclaimed Barn Siding is a perfect solution for this application. Our Reclaimed Barn Siding comes from antique barns and other wooden structures that our craftsmen de-nail, hand inspect, and kiln dry to ensure it is of the highest quality. Grey-Brown Barn Siding is particularly unique in that it renders a weathered patina from direct exposure to exterior elements during its lifetime.

3. Reclaimed Wood for Walls
We weren’t joking when we said reclaimed wood could be used for floors, ceilings, and everything in between. If you are looking for a product to create an accent wall, reclaimed wood is the perfect solution. An accent wall of Grey-Brown Barn Siding, with its nail holes, deep grain texture, and weathered knots, can transform any space.

4. Fireplace Mantels
Reclaimed Fireplace Mantels are historic masterpieces of both beauty and style. We handcraft our Fireplace Mantels from generations’ old historic beams that supported old agricultural and industrial structures. Our Hand-Hewn Mantels feature original axe marks, while our Rough Sawn Mantels offer a smoother surface.

5. Reclaimed Trim & Baseboards
Even in the largest projects, the smallest details often make the biggest difference. The addition of Grey-Brown Barn siding, window trim and baseboards will perfectly complement the other reclaimed wood elements in your home or office.

We would love to demonstrate for you just how reclaimed wood can be creatively incorporated in your residential and commercial projects, from those applications already listed to beams, wooden vents, stair systems, and more. To learn more, you are invited to contact us to discover how reclaimed wood products can create the totally unique “showcase” look you’ve been searching for in your home or business.

Plantation Reclaimed
865.243.4604
www.plantationreclaimed.com

Luxe Homes & Design
865.755.4680
www.luxehomesdesign.com

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Shae Design Studio


Shae Design Studio

Ring in the New Year with the Stylish Home You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Does one of your New Year resolutions include finally creating a space you love coming home to or to finally start on that kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming of? Then Shae Design Studio in Farragut is the place to start! Knoxville’s only full-scale interior design firm, the team at Shae Designs offers a wide range of furnishings, décor, and design services – services that are completely tailored to meet your individual style, lifestyle, and budget.

Shae Design Studio is not your average interior design firm or furniture store; it is your one-stop shop for making all of your design dreams come true. From quality crafted furnishings and a wide variety of rugs, unique lighting, artwork, accessories, and more, their showroom is full of items that have been hand-selected by their very own team of expert designers.

With designers who will be as passionate about your project as you are, from finding the perfect piece of furniture for your space to redesigning your kitchen, Shae Designs is committed to carefully curating uniquely dynamic interiors that enrich the lives of their clients. Shae Design Studio offers an in-home design consultation for as little as $150, which includes selections for the perfect furniture to finishing touches, color scheme, spatial plan, and so much more. Shae Design Studio also offers kitchen and bath design consultations starting at $350. This service includes 3D design renderings of your dream space, bringing the exact dimensions/possibilities of your vision to life before construction ever begins!

Their knack for creating stunning interiors and their business mission are evident in what they do.

“It is our greatest reward to see a client’s smiling face after we’ve transformed their space or helped them to finally find that perfect piece of furniture they’ve been looking for to fit seamlessly into their home,” said Shae Seeber, owner of Shae Design Studio. “We want to create the backdrops of our clients’ memories for years to come, making their house truly feel like a home.”

Are you ready to achieve your New Year’s resolution for 2019 and create a home you love? Simply visit their showroom or call today. Bridging the design gap by providing a showroom full of all your interior and décor needs and their team of on-site designers who design for their clients’ taste, not their own, Shae Design Studio is a place to go to be inspired and get the help you’re looking for to reach your design goals and dreams this year!

For a list of more residential or commercial design services or details regarding their design process, call 865-313-2656 or visit www.shaedesigns.com. For a first look at new arrivals or exclusive sales, be sure to follow them on Facebook (/TheShaeDesignStudio) or Instagram (@shae.design.studio).

Shae Design Studio
10420 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.313.2656
www.shaedesigns.com

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Farragut Dental Studio


All-On-4 Dental Implants

Your Permanent Alternative to Dentures
By Kairav Vyas, DDS, Farragut Dental Studio

If you or someone you love has experienced the loss of multiple teeth, whether through disease or injury, there is an exciting new procedure called All-On-4. It is an effective alternative to conventional dentures. All-On-4 treatment, unlike dentures, allows patients to feel hot and cold, bite and chew with more force, and are much more comfortable. All-On-4 dental implants can also be used on patients who are edentulous, meaning they are missing all their teeth, or patients with bone deficiencies in the jaw where traditional implants can be used.

The All-On-4 treatment concept is a procedure where a full-arch prosthesis is attached to four implants on the same day as your oral surgery. Bone grafting is avoided, and patients experience a rapid improvement in the quality of life, including function, aesthetics, sense, speech, and self-esteem. The All-On-4 dental implant procedure is also more cost-effective than conventional implant treatments for the treatment of edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patients. Another advantage of All-On-4 dental implants is that it can help prevent the loss of jawbone volume common among denture wearers.

Farragut Dental Studio is proud to announce that we now offer All-On-4 dental implants to our patients in conjunction with a local oral surgeon. To learn more about this exciting new All-On-4 dental implant procedure or any of the many other general, pediatric, or cosmetic dental services we offer, I invite you to call Farragut Dental Studio today or visit us online at www.farragutdentalstudio.com.

Farragut Dental Studio
11201 W. Point Drive, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.288.0416
www.farragutdentalstudio.com

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Happy New Year and Happy Savings!


The Lily Pad Boutique

January is a great time to reassess your winter wardrobe. There is finally time to go through all of the pieces hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn yet this year and either donate them or take them to your nearest consignment shop. Whichever you choose, you’ve begun the process of updating your own winter wardrobe while selections are still great and on sale!

At The Lily Pad, our sales are huge semi-annual events which take place in January and July. Our winter merchandise is now 25% off, and on Saturday, January 19th, at 10:00 am, every piece that’s left goes to 50% off! We’ve found this method to be quite effective to not only clear out the store, but also to pass tremendous savings on to our customers.

As the winter merchandise goes on sale, our “La Sale Boutique” (the big room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off! Thus, the clearing out begins as we ready ourselves and the store for a brand new season! Spring fashions have been ordered, new, fresh looks are arriving and the holiday decorations have been put away for another year.

We’ll look forward to seeing so many of our customers and friends during our unbelievable sale days. If you’ve ever spent a day at Filene’s Basement in Boston, The Lily Pad is almost as wild on the first days of our sale! Plan to spend some time with us as you visit with friends and neighbors, every arm loaded with bargains and having the time of our lives! What a fun day during a not-so-fun month… it’s a social event you won’t want to miss!

At The Lily Pad, we reflect on how blessed we have been this year to again be a part of your lives. We truly appreciate the vote of confidence you place in us to be your fashion headquarters! Our most sincere wishes from the entire Lily Pad staff for a happy and healthy 2019!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537
www.sweetwaterlilypad.com

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CH Interiors & Gifts


Names Change, Family Remains at the Heart of CH

Many customers fondly remember the original Cranberry Hollow in Lenoir City, a tea room and country store opened in 2003 by Sue Boling and her late husband, John. The award-winning retail business re-opened in 2013 at 12556 Kingston Pike in Farragut, where CH Interiors & Gifts continued to offer “Interiors & Gifts to Warm the Heart & Home.” Their entrepreneurial son, Jesse Boling, concurrently operated KNOX Graphics, and the rising demand for printing services and his desire to transition to a real estate career led to a search for new ownership.

The Bolings sold the business in January 2018, assisting as consultants for six months to ensure a smooth transition to the mother-daughter team of Darlene and Kristen Reinke. Along with shopdog Sadie, they are grateful for how warmly long-time customers have embraced them as the next CH shopkeepers and are determined to be the community’s destination of choice for high-quality, hand-selected décor and gifts.

In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are pleased to share our recent interview with this amazing mother and daughter team.

EK: Your family team appears to have a third member. Tell us about shopdog Sadie.

Darlene: Sadie, my four-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is the shop’s official greeter. She has earned a special place in the hearts of our customers, who enjoy her friendly welcome and happily oblige when she asks for a belly rub. Many say they would love to take her home, but we remind them that everything is for sale except the dog –she’s priceless!

EK: Kristen, you formerly worked as an organizational psychologist. What inspired you to join your mom at CH Interiors & Gifts?

Kristen: Running a small community-focused retail business is certainly a much different experience than consulting in corporate settings. When I was diagnosed with a rare health condition that required major surgeries and regular visits to Vanderbilt University Hospital, I had to make lifestyle adjustments, which included moving to Tennessee and scaling back my busy travel schedule. My mom and I first worked together when I assisted with HR at her Marco’s Pizza franchises, and we both became frequent shoppers at CH since the businesses are neighbors. When Sue and Jesse expressed interest in retirement and a new career, my mom convinced me it would be fun to work together running a store we already loved as customers.

EK: For our readers who may be unfamiliar with CH Interiors & Gifts, what makes your shop so unique?

Darlene: When you walk through our doors, you are treated like family. You are greeted by shopdog Sadie and welcomed with a friendly hello. We respect that some people enjoy stopping in just to browse our ever-changing inventory and displays, some want to chat while sampling our fresh SoberDough Artisan Bread, and others appreciate hands-on assistance in selecting the perfect gift. All types of daily interactions with our customers provide us with invaluable insights which inform our buying decisions when we visit markets and meet with vendors. We look for items that we know our customers will love and love to give: Unique, high-quality gifts and décor that we can offer at fair price points.

Kristen: Let me add that we not only consider the product, but the producer. As a local family business, we try to support other small companies and prioritize those who are local and share our beliefs on giving back to their community. For example, the supplier of our popular Keepers of the Light Jar Candles partners with special needs centers, enabling mentally challenged adults to have meaningful work. We source local, organic honey from Lenoir City; each purchase of a beautiful greeting card feeds a child; we seek out products made in the USA; we gave Jesse’s new print shop our business for advertising; we donate gift baskets to local fundraising causes. Purpose, loyalty, and community are just as important to us as quality and customer service.

EK: Your shop certainly does look beautiful for the holiday season! It is evident that a lot of time and care go into your merchandising.

Darlene: That is thanks to Earnie, who had been with CH since the Lenoir City days and who remains the talent behind why customers delight in how the store feels. She is incredibly talented and experienced. All of our items are beautifully and creatively displayed, often in vignettes, designed to help shoppers visualize how the items might look in their home or be presented as a gift to a deserving recipient.

EK: Highlight a few of your more unique gift items for our readers.

Darlene: We recently brought in a new line from stone sculptor, George Carruth. His original sculptures will add charm and character to your home or garden. With their quirky personalities and names (like Razz-berries and Grandma Nature), as well as beautiful Nativity scenes for Christmas, they quickly become a talking point with guests.

Kristen: A product line that I love – with a story I personally relate to – is BEEKMAN 1802. It was started by two guys, the Beekman Boys, who like me traded their hectic NYC lives for a community-centered entrepreneurial venture. Staying true to country living, they focus on the elimination of chemicals and use goat milk and botanical-based ingredients, so products from BEEKMAN 1802 leave your skin feeling naturally clean and moisturized. Their beautiful packaging – especially the new holiday gift sets – and wide range of clean, appealing fragrances make BEEKMAN 1802 the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion!

EK: What other goodies will shoppers discover in your treasure trove of gifts and décor items?

Kristen: Visitors love our gourmet food items, including the all-time favorite Raspberry Jalapeño Jam, Savory Cracker Seasonings, Cape Cod candies and truffles, and Rabbit Creek soup, brownie, muffin, and scone mixes. These are just a few of our extensive selection of easy-to-make, tasty products that will make every meal and occasion feel extra special and also are great for hostess gift-giving.

Darlene: We are also expanding our gifts for new moms and baby. I became a grandma this year and wanted to bring in a line of ultra-soft blankets, toys, and crinkle books featuring traditional and whimsical animals, as well as everyday and holiday night lights.

Kristen: Lastly, we hope customers will join our new Loyalty Program (text CH to 55678 or enroll in-store) for special discounts, personalized event invitations, and a birthday gift. We also offer a gift registry, complimentary gift wrapping and custom bows, and gift certificates.

EK: How can our readers learn more about CH Interiors & Gifts?

Kristen: We would like to personally invite all of your readers to visit our boutique, conveniently located at 12556 Kingston Pike in Farragut. To those of you that have never visited us, we invite you to discover the CH Interiors & Gifts experience – from the moment you walk through our door, you’re family. We share our new arrivals and events on Instagram and Facebook @chinteriorsandgifts, which is also a great way to engage with us until you can make it into the shop.

Darlene: On behalf of the team here at CH Interiors & Gifts, we would like to thank all of you for both your encouragement and support and extend to each of you our best wishes for a blessed Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Our hope is that we can help you make this holiday and any event truly special.

CH Interiors & Gifts
12556 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.288.7887
www.chinteriorsandgifts.com

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Bitsy Advisor


Live More with All the Money You Won’t Be Paying an Investment Advisor
By Forrest Tuten, Founder of Bitsy Advisor

During the course of the last 10 years, we have watched the Dow Jones Industrial Average increase nearly 300%. Translation: $100,000 10 years ago would be worth $400,000 today. Many of us affected by the recent Great Recession chose not to reinvest, fearing the other shoe would drop. All of us, however, with what we know now, wish we had participated in the historic boom. Just imagine how our futures might have changed if we didn’t lose much in 2008 and had reinvested in March of 2009 at the turn? It’s not always easy to know the right thing to do.

That’s why I originally chose a career as an investment advisor. But despite my enthusiasm for my career and my dedication to my clients, I soon discovered a significant level of skepticism on the part of potential clients. When asked what I did for a living, responding with: “I manage money,” I immediately saw that predictable “Oh, you and everyone else” look.

Would-be investors are torn between self-directing their own investments and hiring an investment advisor. They ask themselves: Do I possess the necessary skills and time needed to self-direct? Does an investment advisor really have my best interests in mind? And what about all those fees?

How about some transparency? The more an advisor manages, the more they make, often without having to deliver more in service. A $1 million client might pay $10,000/year in management fees, or 1 %, yet a $2 million client pays $20,000/year simply because they have more, often without receiving double the service. It becomes easy to understand the level of skepticism that exists among the investment public. Would you pay two, three or even four times as much for a similar burger at a restaurant than your friend would simply because you have more money than they do? No, I wouldn’t either… that would be ludicrous! Most people don’t realize or, even worse, don’t want to come to terms with the fact that their advisor is drastically overcharging them, without the requirement to deliver significantly more in investment returns.

The keys to successful investing are pertinent information to make sound investment decisions and, even more importantly, knowing when to act upon such information. Most people don’t have access to such information or how to make sense of it, except through their advisor, until now.

What if you had access to such information, knew when to act on it, and it cost a fraction of what you pay now? Wouldn’t that allow you to keep more of what’s already yours? It is your money, right? What if the advice also had a 15+ year history of excellent investment returns?

Meet Bitsy Advisor, a flat-fee, subscription-based investment advisory service that simplifies time-tested investment advice while significantly reducing cost to the consumer. Save money and get great advice!

My partners and I created Bitsy Advisor to change the world that you’ve been investing in, to help you achieve the financial security that you dream of for you and your family, and to empower you in your continued financial success. We wanted to level the playing field so that you could achieve more.

Bitsy Advisor can’t guarantee investment results, but we can guarantee putting more of your assets to work for you – money that you’re currently paying in hefty annual investment fees. And the best thing is that you’ll get simplified advice from some of the best investment analytics firms in the business, all in our user-friendly web platform.

Bitsy Advisor puts you in control by giving you full, on-demand access to advice, results, and even an advisor. Bitsy Advisor is fully compliant, responsive, and effective at simplifying large amounts of information into very short “bits” so that you can be in the know without much effort. A user can create an account and be ready to go in just minutes, unlike most investment advisory firms.

We’re excited about the positive change Bitsy Advisor will make to your investment strategy and to other investors across the nation. Bitsy Advisor represents a far superior alternative to what exists today, with more fairness, transparency, and savings without sacrifice in quality. We are passionate about our clients and our product.

Welcome to a better financial well-being. To learn more, visit www.bitsyadvisor.com.

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