published Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Business Digest: Farrimond new Siskin CEO

Farrimond new Siskin CEO

John Farrimond has been named president and chief executive of Siskin Children's Institute and will begin his new role Jan. 2.

Board of directors President Scott LeRoy said a board-appointed presidential search committee reviewed an impressive pool of potential candidates to fill the president's position.

"He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, energy and vision to the organization," said LeRoy.

Farrimond has an undergraduate degree from Missouri State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Since 2005 he has served as a senior executive at The Help Group in Los Angeles. Founded in 1975, The Help Group is a comprehensive system of schools and programs that serves children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems.


Cooney joins CBL & Associates

Sally Cooney has joined CBL & Associates Properties Inc. as regional director of leasing.

She will oversee the Cincinnati regional leasing team's efforts and merchandising strategy.

Cooney brings more than 25 years of experience in mall leasing. She most recently served as regional vice president for General Growth Properties in its Atlanta regional office. She has held positions with Corporate Property Investors Inc. and The Taubman Co. Inc.


Decosimo managers speak

Decosimo Advisory Services Managing Director Brent McDade and Senior Manager Sharon Hamrick spoke at the Litigation Counsel of America's 2012 Fall Conference & Induction of Fellows last week in Palm Beach, Fla.

McDade and Hamrick co-presented "How to Best Work With a Financial Expert Witness." Their presentation was made to Fellows of the LCA, a highly selective trial lawyer honorary society which represents less than one-half of 1 percent of American lawyers.


Culinary Institute opening Nov. 15

Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga will hold the grand opening of Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, on Nov. 15.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the campus at 721 Eastgate Loop Road with a ribbon-cutting taking place at 5:15 p.m.

Culinard students can choose to pursue a diploma in culinary arts or pastry arts, both of which can be completed in 36 weeks.


Law firm adds Mickel

The Chattanooga law firm of Evans Harrison Hackett PLLC has added Timothy L. Mickel as a member.

Mickel graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1995 and obtained his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1992.

Over his career, Mickel has represented a diverse spectrum of individual and corporate clients in contract and commercial litigation, construction law, insurance law, health care litigation, products liability and tort litigation, employment law and other areas. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Georgia.


New site for Adams Automotive

Adams Automotive and Performance LLC, an automotive service business performing preventative maintenance and repair needs on domestic and import cars and trucks, plans to open at a new Signal Mountain site on Monday.

AAP has been in business for over 15 years on Signal Mountain but has moved to a larger location at 821 Ridgeway Ave.

AAP has partnered with the automotive parts company Auto Zone and will sell its parts line that will grow as does demand, said AAP owner Stephen Adams.


McKelvey joins Epic Technologies

Bill McKelvey has joined Epic Technologies LLC as director of business development for East Tennessee.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, he has over 20 years of experience in the communications and IT industry.

"He brings the level of credibility and trust that our clients have come to expect in their relationship with Epic," said Don Viar, managing partner of Epic.


Nooga Paws now on North Shore

Nooga Paws has opened at 2 North Shore, according to CS & Associates.

Located at 313 Manufacturers Road, Suite 111, Nooga Paws provides dog and cat owners the opportunity to extend a healthy, wholesome and natural lifestyle to their dogs and cats.

"The inspiration for Nooga Paws springs from the belief that dog and cat owners truly desire the very best for their pets," said co-owner Bob Poore.

Nooga Paws offers all natural, wholesome, healthy foods and treats; a wide selection of collars, leashes, beds, toys, grooming products and supplements; and two self-service wash stations.

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