Business notesWritten by Admin
Anne Karner has joined the staff of Dogwood Women’s Health in Sylva as a certified midwife.
Karner has worked at Harris Regional Hospital in Labor and Delivery for nearly 10 years, providing labor support for low- and high-risk obstetrical patients. She provided labor triage services, including stabilization and transport for high-risk obstetric patients; immediate postpartum and newborn care and breastfeeding support. She served as unit charge nurse and was recognized in 2006 by her peers in Labor and Delivery as the Nurse of the Year.
Dogwood Women’s Health is located at 137 Medical Park Loop, Sylva. 828.586.6262.
Mountain BizWorks will offer Internet Marketing, a three-week course on how to use the Internet to build your business, starting Oct. 28 at the Sylva Mountain BizWorks office located in Dillsboro Court.
Diane Strazzer is the new youth program supervisor for the Waynesville Recreation and Parks Department. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the day camps when school is not in session, summer camp, youth field trips and child care at the Waynesville Recreation Center.
She will also oversee a new program in three elementary schools in Haywood County called Zest Quest as well as an afterschool program for middle school students. Strazzer is a recent graduate from Western Carolina University with a master’s degree in teaching education and art education.
Main Street Pizzeria in Franklin has moved to a new location at 409 Depot Street. Main Street Pizzeria is family owned and operated by the Hatch Family.
Belk will hold its semi-annual charity sale event benefiting participating Waynesville schools and nonprofits from 6 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organization while ticket holders receive 20 to 70 percent off Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely-discounted brands. Customers receive $5 off their purchase and the first 100 people in line receive free Belk gift card valued from $5-$100 with three $1000 Belk gift cards awarded system-wide.
The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to welcome Pride Promotions to Franklin’s business community. Pride Promotions offer over 600,000 promotional and advertising products ranging from banners and cards to food and apparel. These products can be imprinted with your company’s name and logo. An online catalog is available at www.pridepromotionsonline.com.
Tommy Lambert is the new general manager of the Cherokee Boys Club. Lambert will succeed Ray Kinsland, affectionately known as the Voice of the Braves, who served for 52 years. The Cherokee Boys Club provides bus service and administration for the Cherokee Central Schools; builds housing for the elderly and handicapped; operates Cherokee Boys Club Printing; the Cherokee Children’s Home; Family Support Services and Agelink Child Care Center.
Lambert has worked for the Cherokee Boys Club for 26 years, and most recently served as the manager of the Cherokee Boys Club printing program. A graduate of Cherokee High School, Lambert holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Western Carolina University.
Sue Aery has opened Aery Chiropractic and Acupuncture in the Highlands Professional Building on South Street in Highlands. She will continue to practice in Franklin in the current location of Abundant Health at 150 Main St.
Aery graduated from New York Chiropractic College and began her chiropractic practice in 2005. Aery, a former tennis professional, focuses on wellness care, sports rehabilitation, disease prevention, and nutritional counseling.
828.526.1022 in Highlands or in Franklin at 828.524.1100.
Florence Scarborough, a real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty Waynesville/Maggie Valley, has recently achieved the short sales and foreclosure designation. This certification allows Scarborough to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities
Scarborough can be contacted at 828.777.0312 for all real estate needs.
A fourth obstetrician/gynecologist has joined the staff of Haywood Women’s Medical Center.
Dr. Michael D. Hightower has joined Dr. Chris Lane, Dr. Robin Matthews and Dr. Jeffrey Myers.
Hightower received his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1986. He earned a master of divinity degree at Duke University in 1980 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He completed his internship at the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham in 1987 and his residency there in 1990.
He was a partner with West Knoxville OB/Gyn Associates in Knoxville, Tenn., prior to opening a private practice in Sylva in 2008. He has been an active staff member at Harris Regional Hospital for two years and will retain his associate privileges there.