Update Your Home Without Upending Your Budget


Update Your Home Without Upending Your Budget

By Becky Hunt, Co-Owner of Premiere Consignment

Americans have discovered a variety of innovative ways to update their homes without the cost, inconvenience, or mess of a major renovation. By updating lighting, cabinet drawer pulls and door handles, new window treatments, and a thorough cleaning and painting, you can create that showcase look you’ve been dreaming of.

Another way to achieve that updated look is to add a new accent chair, sofa or loveseat, dining table, art, décor, or perhaps an Oriental rug. And thanks to Premiere Consignment in nearby and convenient Tellico Village, you’ll discover many of the items you’re looking for at incredible savings.

One of the most important features of being located within the heart of the Tellico Lake area is the opportunity to secure furniture, art, home décor items, and Oriental rugs from many of the area’s most luxurious homes. Also, because most of our consignors have relocated to communities such as Tellico Village and Rarity Bay from all across the country, we are able to offer you a large selection of items purchased by these same homeowners from all across the nation. Perhaps that’s why we are frequented by many of the area’s interior designers and decorators.

Currently we have an excellent collection of dining room furniture, sofas, loveseats, and recliners. And if you have a golf enthusiast in your home, you’ll love the several hand-signed golf prints from legendary sports artist, LeRoy Neiman, including an Augusta National serigraph also signed by Arnold Palmer.

Another feature that’s popular with both our consignors and retail customers is how quickly we’re able to turn our inventory. Customers appreciate it because the selection is greater, and consignors appreciate it because we don’t accept items for resale that are placed in storage indefinitely, awaiting placement in our retail showroom.

So whether you’re contemplating a home update or if you have some gently used furniture, art, décor, or Oriental rugs you no longer use, you’ll find Premiere Consignment the perfect solution. Also, don’t forget our online store powered by eBay, where we have successfully sold many thousands of items for our customers.

Premiere Consignment
320 Lakeside Plaza
Loudon, TN 37774
865.458.9721
www.premiereconsignment.com

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5 Questions You Need Answers To


5 Questions You Need Answers To

By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA

Confidence is king. Whether it is confidence in sinking that next putt on the golf course, or walking into a room of strangers and spotting a friend, or even knowing you look good in a new outfit, when we have confidence, we feel good. How about having confidence in your impending retirement? Or confidence in knowing what you would do if your beloved spouse was incapacitated or died suddenly? Answer these questions to see if you have the right financial professional by your side to help you through life’s uncertainties:

1. Do they educate you? They should be providing you with the pros and cons of their recommendations. No investment strategy is bullet proof, and even if you aren’t interested in understanding the difference between “beta” and a “Sharpe ratio” when choosing a mutual fund, you should still have some broad understanding of their recommendations and how they fit for you.

2. Do you understand how they are being paid? As an educated consumer, you need to know whether your advisor is being paid on a flat-fee basis or by commission and mutual fund marketing fees – or some combination. It may influence the type of financial investments recommended to you.

3. Are they part of an integrated team? No one likes to put all of their eggs in one basket. Be sure your advisor is part of an organized team of professionals that communicate with each other. Your team should include a tax CPA, a licensed wealth manager and CFP®, an estate attorney, and a qualified insurance agent.

4. Are they educated and credentialed? Ask how your advisor is educated, and be aware of professionals who take a one-time exam to earn a designation with no further education requirements. Professional designations such as CFP® and CPA have annual continuing education requirements, ensuring that they are current in the ever-changing world of finance and taxation.

5. Have your needs changed over time? Even if you’ve worked with your advisor for years, they may not be experienced in creating tax-efficient retirement income plans or life transition plans. Ask them if they know what sequence-of-returns risk is, and if they give you a blank look, it might be time for a second opinion.

Call us today for a complimentary meeting and bring these questions with you. I believe you’ll like our answers.

Marsh Wealth Management, LLC
1341 Branton Blvd, Suite 105
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.622.2162
www.marshwealth.com

Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC, is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

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Solving Common Kitchen Storage and Accessibility Problems – Affordably!


Solving Common Kitchen Storage and Accessibility Problems – Affordably!

Having problems comfortably reaching your under cabinet items? Wishing you could utilize that corner cabinet space? Hoping to get your kitchen more organized before the holidays set in?

We can help! At Shelf Help, we design and install custom roll-out shelving and organizers into your home’s existing kitchen and bath cabinets or pantries, which allows you easy access and maximum use of your available storage space – and at a 50% savings from national brands! With custom built roll-out shelving and organizers, tasks are made simpler with easier access to kitchen and bath items and with the added advantage of optimal usage of storage space – a place for everything and everything in its place! Our clients are so pleased with the results that they say “Why didn’t we do this years ago?”

As experienced Knoxville-area kitchen and bath remodeling consultants, Shelf Help has the understanding and know-how to evaluate, design, measure, and install solutions tailored to your needs.

What our customers are saying about Shelf Help:
“So excited! No more squatting or bending to reach lower cabinet items.” – Susan C., Farragut
“Best improvement we’ve made to our home – hands down.” – Judy F., Tellico Village
“What a huge help! We are much more organized and can now reach everything in our cabinets.” – Patty S., Tellico Village
“Great product – well designed, smooth installation, and a far more efficient kitchen.” – Mark & Susan D., Knoxville

To learn how you can better organize your kitchen, bath, or pantry, call today to request your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. Mention this article and receive up to $250 off 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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All Yamaha, Stem to Stern


All Yamaha, Stem to Stern

By Scott Mieloch, Owner of Premier Watersports

Unlike any other jet boat in the industry, Yamaha designs and builds every aspect of each boat and stands behind every component. The Gold Standard in marine propulsion system requires less maintenance and expense than traditional inboard or stern driven boats, making it virtually maintenance-free. With a wide selection of watercraft from 19 to 24 feet, Premier Watersports can help you find just the perfect boat, guaranteeing you and your family a season on the water that you will long remember.

If you’re looking for full-size watersports fun, consider the Yamaha AR240. With a maximum capacity of 12 people and featuring the innovative twin 1.8 liter, high output Yamaha marine engines, this 24-foot boat offers you standard features that are optional on most other boats, including “no wake mode” control, quiet cruise technology, aluminum folding wakeboard tower, and the power to go from 0 to 30 in less than four seconds, just to name a few.

Or how about the Yamaha 242 Limited S? Its 24 feet of luxury features and striking design offer you many of the same features of the AR240 and then some.

Regardless of which Yamaha boat you select, the Yamaha and Premier Watersports team will provide you with an unprecedented level of service designed to exceed your expectations. From Yamaha’s reputation for innovation and design to Premier Watersports’ reputation for superior sales and service, this winning team will provide you with an experience that, up until now, you’ve only dreamed of.


Call or visit Premier Watersports today, and transform your dream into a reality.

Premier Watersports
13137 El Camino Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.693.9949
www.premierwatersports.net

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Get into the Best Shape of Your Life at Workout Anytime


Get into the Best Shape of Your Life at Workout Anytime

School is back in session, and it’s time to get your fitness back on track. Sometimes all the summer activities can leave you drained of energy and a few extra pounds heavier. Don’t throw in the towel! Did you know that exercise boosts your energy level? Regular physical activity can leave you breathing easier. Physical activity delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular physical activity helps your entire cardiovascular system – the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels – work more efficiently. Big deal? You bet! When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy. Physical activity doesn’t have to be drudgery. If you’re moving, it counts!

At Workout Anytime, everything we do is designed to take you on a results-based journey to get you into the best shape of your life! We provide the best pound-for-pound workout in the industry, with lines of the finest fitness equipment, cardio, and free weights, Hydromassage, and tanning, as well as personal training and nutritional support. We are a convenient, community-based health club offering a clean, safe facility, friendly staff, and programs as low as $15 per month with no long-term commitments, 24/7 access to 130+ locations, and great amenities like tanning and Hydromassage. When you’re ready to get in the best shape of your life, we are here for you 24/7.

Workout Anytime locations are owned by members of your community. Local owners, John and Gina Heifner and April and Kurt Nitzsche, would like to invite you in for a free three-day trial of their clubs.

Workout Anytime – Bearden
6739A Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.558.3588

Workout Anytime – Farragut
9965 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.470.4788

www.workoutanytime.com

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The Keys to Success in Small Business Hiring


The Keys to Success in Small Business Hiring

By Tom Irmen

Hiring great employees has replaced financial concerns as the top challenge confronting small business owners today. Employees are your company’s lifeblood, and they can assure either your success or your demise.

Very few of us possess a human resources background, and our continually improving unemployment rate further complicates our hiring efforts as the available labor pool continues to contract. So here is a list of several hiring challenges that you’re likely to confront and how they can potentially be overcome.

» There’s a “pulse” syndrome
I routinely observe business owners who react to a pulse. They have a position to fill, which requires a single individual, so they hire the next person that comes through the door. This is particularly true of startup companies. Far too often we’re so engaged with the day-to-day activities required to launch a new enterprise that we fail to take the necessary time to identify qualified applicants, but we’re never too busy to replace them. These bodies with a pulse risk not only slowing down your forward progress, but perhaps taking down your small business altogether. Properly screening qualified applicants requires far less time than it takes to replace them.

» Competing with the big guys
How can you hope to compete in today’s labor market when large organizations offer better benefit packages and higher starting salaries? While those perks may be deciding factors for some applicants, others might prefer less bureaucracy, more flexible working conditions, and perhaps a greater opportunity for advancement. With a growing number of large corporations shedding employees, fewer applicants feel that corporate America offers the employment the same security they once believed existed.

» No human resource talent
Few of us possess the full array of talent management skills and HR experience needed to efficiently hire, train, and manage new associates. But by carefully selecting applicants that possess these skills, you can gradually overcome many of your deficiencies by creating a team of like-minded individuals who don’t need to be micro-managed.

The key to success in hiring is to allocate the necessary time to carefully identify the needed qualifications required by an applicant to succeed in their new position. Screen applicants carefully, and avoid the “pulse” syndrome. Find the right candidate who will not only complement your team, but perhaps supplement your areas of personal weakness.

Looking for a few good team members? How about former members of our military? Performing as part of a team is second nature to them, and they frequently exhibit a level of loyalty and respect for leadership that is uncommon nowadays.

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The Face Place™ & Gott Family Medical Clinic


Many success stories begin with the steadfast encouragement of a mentor that oftentimes sees something in us that we are unable to see and believes in us more than we believe in ourselves. Such was the case with James Gott – entrepreneur and, most importantly, devoted father. Early on James identified his daughter, Pamela’s, passion for medicine and encouraged her to pursue a medical career. Pamela soon discovered that she could achieve anything in her life by combining a strong work ethic, a dedication to her dreams, and, most importantly, a desire to serve others.

Sadly, James passed away far too early in life but nonetheless fulfilled his most important role in life as both a dad and personal mentor to his daughter. Fortunately, James lived to see Pamela become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a Master’s degree in nursing, in addition to becoming a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. It was in her father’s memory that she launched both Gott Family Medical Clinic and The Face Place™ in 2014. Gott Family Medical Clinic is dedicated to helping every member of your family achieve their optimal health potential, while The Face Place™ offers both non-surgical facial rejuvenation and fat elimination solutions.

In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are delighted to bring you this interview with Pamela Gott Gavin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and founder of Gott Family Medical Clinic and The Face Place™.

EK: Pamela, describe for our readers just how important it was for you to have a mentor – in this instance, your father – at such an early point in your life.

Pamela: My father was an entrepreneur and an inspirational business leader. His encouragement was paramount in launching two innovative medical practices: The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Clinic. I truly owe my strong work ethic and passion for excellence to his emphasis on quality and integrity.

EK: Tell us a little bit about your formal medical education and training.

Pamela: My formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, a Master’s degree in Nursing – Advanced Practice Nursing with a concentration in Family Practice, and Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I also have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Additional training and internships include facial aesthetics injector’s training, skincare training, and internships at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. Most recently I participated in extensive training to study the latest and most advanced CoolSculpting® techniques. I’ve discovered that my diverse education, training, and experience, as well as a compassionate and caring approach to medicine, help me to offer all of my patients the high level of care that they deserve.

EK: The Face Place™ is unique in that it offers clients wishing to maintain a more youthful and vibrant appearance a full menu of non-surgical options. Tell our readers about some of the services you provide and why it is so important that they be performed by a skilled medical professional such as yourself.

Pamela: We offer a full array of non-surgical procedures that include dermal fillers, micro-needing, cryogenic therapy, dermaplaning, botulinum toxins, medical grade chemical peels, medical grade skin-care products, microdermabrasion, and customized facial volume replacement. To look younger, you should look like a younger version of yourself and NOT someone else. I have an artistic injecting approach to facial rejuvenation and consult with each patient in-depth to provide a highly personalize non-surgical facial rejuvenation solution.

We also help clients to correct the sometimes poor results that a growing number of them are experiencing from dermal filler injections performed by unskilled or unqualified individuals. This is most often the case when clients are tempted by the “special prices” offered by some injectors. Because this is a medical procedure, The Face Place™ only uses FDA-approved products, and all procedures are performed by a board-certified, trained, and experienced medical professional.

EK: You recently introduced an innovative and permanent, non-surgical fat reduction procedure called CoolSculpting®. Describe the procedure, and tell us why it is superior to other procedures marketed today.

Pamela: CoolSculpting® is a fat-freezing procedure that is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look great from every angle. At The Face Place™, our clients are treated to an elegant lunch in a comfortable environment as part of our full-day service.

EK: How does CoolSculpting® differ from other fat loss procedures offered today?

Pamela: Unlike other procedures that temporarily shrink fat cells, CoolSculpting® actually eliminates fat cells. And thanks to the latest CoolSculpting® innovations, we can now treat larger targeted areas in less time than before. We have the latest technology with CoolSculpting®, which offers more comfort and less treatment time. We are able to treat the chin, abdominals, sides, back, inner and outer thighs, arms, and posterior upper thigh areas, thus eliminating up to 25% of the fat cells permanently in each treated area.

EK: Let’s discuss the Gott Family Medical Clinic for a moment. What type of services do you provide?

Pamela: The Gott Family Medical Clinic offers a wide range of primary care services, including comprehensive preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, physical exams, ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests, referrals to specialists, and more.

EK: Talk about how you use products such as BOTOX® to treat migraine sufferers.

Pamela: Best known for smoothing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face, BOTOX® was approved by the FDA in 2010 to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults. BOTOX® has been shown to dramatically improve the quality of life for many chronic migraine sufferers.

EK: You offer a variety of opportunities for individuals to learn about both The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Clinic. Do you have any upcoming events that our readers can take advantage of?

Pamela: Periodically we hold a variety of events designed to feature the many products and services we offer. We will have a CoolSculpting® Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, August 22. Space is limited, and RSVP is required by August 15. Another CoolSculpting® event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5. RSVP is required by August 29. Please call 865-789-3162 to register for these events.

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

Pamela: I started The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Center because of my passion for serving people. My goal is to continue my journey by offering you the highest quality of health care available by providing you with the opportunity to enjoy the quality of life each of you deserve and by contributing to the well-being of our community. I would like to personally invite you to discover the many ways that The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Clinic can serve you and your family.

The Face Place™
865.789.3162
www.faceplaceknoxville.com

Gott Family Medical Clinic
865.312.9586

10404 Jackson Oaks Way
Knoxville, TN 37922

Supervising Physician – Dr. Vaughan Hall, FAAFP

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Entrepreneur


Economic Expectations Versus Reality

By Tom Irmen

According to the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) Index, small business optimism has continued at historically high levels now for more than six consecutive months. NFIB President and CEO, Juanita Duggan, said that this “remarkable surge in optimism that began last year right after the election shows no sign of slowing down.”

But indexes, like sentiment, can be disappointing to small business owners who were hoping for a “quick fix” to the economic doldrums that our economy has been languishing in for the past decade or so. Not to say that there hasn’t been bright spots, because there has been. But just where is the growth that entrepreneurs had grown accustomed to after prior recessions?

Today entrepreneurs need to balance expectations with reality. Much of the positive economic news being reported on today is forward looking. Like the stock market, where values are a reflection of anticipated future results, economic indexes are an attempt to gauge future economic activity.


But there’s a catch, because much of today’s positive financial news requires that Washington or, more specifically, the new administration act to put into place the requisite fiscal policies needed to stimulate future economic growth. And it’s here where expectations meet reality. Policy changes such as personal and business tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and renegotiated trade agreements will take time to enact and even more time for their impact to be felt. DC is like a Kabuki dance, where there is always a great deal of drama but oftentimes little in the way of measurable results.

Small business owners who are accustomed to making quick and decisive decisions are understandably frustrated by Washington bureaucrats who move at the speed of a sloth, if even that fast. And the fact that we have had to live with this decade of slow or no growth makes us even more impatient for action.


Change has occurred, albeit slowly. Change will continue to occur, and our nation’s economic engine will once again reward you for your efforts, perseverance, and, most of all, patience.

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Giving Bedbugs a Wake-Up Call


By George Haynes, Owner & Founder of Otis Termite & Pest Control

Even the most meticulously cleaned homes can have bedbugs. In fact, you’re just as likely to find them in immaculate homes as you are in homes that are not as well maintained.

So just where do they come from? The answer may surprise you: Dorm rooms, hotel rooms, cruise ships, and used furniture. Bedbugs simply hitch a ride in luggage or on clothing, furniture, and a variety of other items.

Mature adults are about the size of an apple seed and reproduce three or more times per year. Parasitic, they feed on human blood at night while you are asleep. Because of their small size, they usually go undetected, hiding in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, and even electrical outlets. Once bitten, victims often confuse the small welt that remains as a mosquito or flea bite. Untreated, bedbugs can become a major infestation that becomes even more difficult to treat.

Most homeowners enlist the assistance of a reputable pest control company. There are a variety of proven treatment options available, but at Otis Termite & Pest Control, we offer a proven system for the eradication of bedbugs that is both safe and effective. At Otis Termite & Pest Control, we use an innovative, state-of-the-art system from GreenTech. This system uses heat, rather than pesticides, to eliminate bedbugs. That means there’s no need to worry about residual pesticides once your home is treated.

The GreenTech technology is a closed system that safely heats air outside your home and then redistributes the heated air into the room being treated. The heated air safely raises the temperature in the treatment area, killing the bedbugs and their eggs – and all without pesticides.

Family owned and operated since 1974, I personally invite you to contact us with questions regarding bedbugs or any other pest related concerns you may have. You can trust the company that East Tennesseans have relied on for 44 years: Otis Termite & Pest Control.

Otis Termite & Pest Control
112A Hayfield Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.690.1662
www.otispestcontrol.net

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Gent Heating & Cooling


We Won’t Leave You in the Dark

How does Knoxville’s premier residential and commercial heating and cooling company become even better you might ask? Simple, actually. You combine two decades of Gent Heating & Cooling’s expertise, a passion for quality, and reputation for integrity with the latest technological advancements from Honeywell and its more than 125 year history to offer home and business owners alike the latest innovations in total building automation.

Gent Heating & Cooling not only provides you with state-of-the-art heating and cooling solutions for your home and office, including installation of both residential and commercial HVAC systems of all sizes, makes, and models, but they also now offer a wide selection of backup generators that will automatically detect a power outage and deliver backup power to your home or business within seconds. That means that you’ll have the peace of mind that Gent Heating & Cooling and Honeywell generators provide by keeping your power running for as long as the power is out – whether that’s for two hours or two weeks.

Powered by propane or natural gas, your Honeywell generator automatically turns on when it senses a utility power disruption, restoring power. And, as soon as utility power is restored, your generator returns to the standby mode.

Select from a variety of generator sizes to safeguard your home or business. Protect refrigerated items, provide lighting, and provide power to those other important systems you wish to maintain during a utility power outage. It’s just that simple.

Also, did you know that Gent Heating & Cooling can install the ultimate in home or business comfort control by delivering precise comfort levels to each room in your home or office? From Mitsubishi Electric, these state-of-the-art systems allow you to deliver a level of comfort that’s difficult to achieve with conventional HVAC systems. Totally ductless, this system is both versatile and energy efficient.

So whether you’re searching for a higher level of comfort control, a backup power source to protect your home or business from utility outages, new HVAC installation, maintenance, or repair, why not trust the name trusted by thousands of home and business owners for more than 20 years: Gent Heating & Cooling.

Gent Heating & Cooling
865.247.5092
www.gentheatandcool.com

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